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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

Join the Wildcat Community

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

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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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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 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

Complete the FAFSA

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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