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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 2024 with the UK application.

First-time freshmen can apply now for Fall 2024!

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

Students may also apply to UK using the Common App.


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Transfer and Readmission Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students can apply now for Fall 2024. 

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Readmission, non-degree and certificate students can apply now for Fall 2024.

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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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Annual Safety and Security Report

The 2023 Annual Safety and Security Report includes the latest statistics for 2023, as well as statistics from 2022 and 2021 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. Paper copies will be provided upon request.

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Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

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. Paper copies will be provided upon request.

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Annual Fire Safety Report

The 2023 Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported fires in on-campus student housing facilities, such as residence halls, Greek housing, graduate housing or at any facility designated as a place of residence for students. The report also includes a description of fire safety systems; yearly fire drills; policies on portable electrical appliances, furniture, decorations, bicycles/motorized scooters and open flames; evacuation procedures; policies on fire safety education and training; and contact information. Paper copies will be provided upon request.

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