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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.

May 1 Confirmation Deadline

Enrollment deposit deadline, orientation fee, scholarship offer acceptance deadline

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Welcome, future Wildcat, to the University of Kentucky! We can’t wait for you to be #BBNBound. Take note of our application deadlines and requirements – make sure you don’t miss out on being part of the Big Blue Nation.

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Information for Admitted First-Year Students Who Have Not Confirmed for Fall 2022

Thank you for your interest in joining the first-year class at the University of Kentucky this fall. The interest among incoming first-year students to be part of the Big Blue Nation this fall has been unprecedented.  

To that end, on May 4, 2022, the University transitioned its admittance for first-year students for the Fall 2022 semester based on admitted college and residency. Please see below for current enrollment opportunities.  

Accepting Big Blue Nation Orientation registration (confirmation), both Kentucky residents and out-of-state students:  

  • College of Arts and Sciences (except majors of Political Science and Psychology)

  • College of Design

  • College of Engineering  

Accepting BBN Orientation (confirmation), Kentucky residents only:  

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

  • College of Arts and Sciences 

  • Gatton College of Business and Economics  

  • College of Communication and Information 

  • College of Education  

  • College of Fine Arts

  • Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

  • College of Public Health  

  • College of Social Work 

Waitlisting all admitted but not confirmed students, regardless of residency status: 

  • College of Health Sciences 

  • College of Nursing  

Waitlisting admitted but not confirmed, out-of-state students:  

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

  • College of Arts and Sciences majors of Political Science and Psychology

  • Gatton College of Business and Economics  

  • College of Communication and Information 

  • College of Education  

  • College of Fine Arts

  • Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

  • College of Public Health  

  • College of Social Work 

Students interested in being added to the waitlist should contact their admission recruiter or the Office of Orientation and Outreach at orientation@uky.edu or 859-257-3256.

Visit UK

Our community is eager to show you where a UK education can take you. Visit campus. While you’re here, talk to the team behind the academic program you plan to pursue. Head to the Visitor Center website, and with a few clicks, you’ll have crafted a visit that will help you explore your individual interests. 

You can also consider our upcoming Open Houses and Events!

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Apply for Aid

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available each year on October 1 at www.fafsa.gov. Incoming freshmen who are admitted to UK and complete the FAFSA prior to December 1 will receive an early estimated financial aid notification. Learn more about financing college and other opportunities for grants, loans and Federal Work Study at www.uky.edu/financialaid.

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Find Your Home

Your success at UK starts every single day – beginning the moment you get up. When you start your day in our residence halls, you’re already a part of a creative, connected, active campus community. Take your experience one step further and join a Living Learning Program. An LLP will help you form connections through specialized programs and intentional interactions with UK faculty and staff – all focused on your success. 

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Admission Requirements

Completed applications include an official high school transcript, application fee ($50 domestic/$60 international) and official ACT/SAT score (optional – the University of Kentucky is test-optional for admission and scholarships through the 2024-25 academic year).

 

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