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.
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.
Enrollment deposit deadline, orientation fee, scholarship offer acceptance deadline
Join the Wildcat Community
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.
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!
Apply for Aid
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available each year on October 1 at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. 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.
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.