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First-time Freshmen

First-time freshmen can apply now for Fall 2022 with one of these two application options.

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

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Transfer students can apply now for Fall 2022.

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Readmission, non-degree and certificate students can apply now for Fall 2022.

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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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