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First-time Freshmen

Dec. 1 Early Action Deadline

The Early Action Track is encouraged for all freshmen – especially if you wish to be considered for the Lewis Honors College, competitive and academic scholarships or if you plan to live on campus.

Feb. 15 Regular Decision Deadline

This is our Regular Decision Track, which allows you to be considered for admission to UK but you may not be considered for Lewis Honors College or Competitive and Academic Scholarships if applying after December 1.

First-time freshmen can apply for Fall 2023 with the UK application.

We are continuing to accept new first-year applications for Fall 2023, but students who are eligible for admission will be placed on a waitlist or eligible to be considered for a Spring 2024 start. As space becomes available, students may be moved from the waitlist and admitted for Fall 2023.

Learn more about the Waitlist for Fall 2023

The University of Kentucky is test-optional for admission allowing most freshman applicants to be considered for admission without an ACT or SAT score.

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Transfer and Readmission Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students can apply now for Fall 2023.

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Readmission, non-degree and certificate students can apply now for Fall 2023.

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The University of Kentucky is committed to providing a safe learning, living and working environment for all members of the University community. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Consistent with this obligation, the University of Kentucky prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in academics, employment, and all of its programs and activities.  The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX.  To view UK's full policy, visit

You may direct any questions to the University's Title IX coordinator.
Meredith Reeves 
Interim Title IX Coordinator  
13 Main Building 
Lexington, KY 40506-0032 
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The 2022 Annual Safety and Security Report includes the latest statistics for 2021, as well as statistics from 2020 and 2019 concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by UK; and on public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security as well as the Annual Fire Report. You can access the report at Paper copies will be provided upon request.

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires co-educational institutions of higher education that participate in federal student aid and have intercollegiate athletic programs to prepare an annual EADA report. The Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data includes athletic participation, staffing, revenues and expenses for men's and women's teams. You can access the report at Paper copies will be provided upon request.