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Oct. 1

FAFSA Opens; complete ASAP

Dec. 1

Early Action Application Deadline (this includes competitive and academic scholarships and the Lewis Honors College) & Early Action FAFSA deadline

Feb. 15

Regular Decision Application Deadline; Regular Decision FAFSA deadline & Early Action Housing/Living Learning Program application deadline

June 1

Enrollment deposit deadline, orientation fee, scholarship offer acceptance deadline

June 1

Regular Decision Housing/Living Learning Program application deadline; Housing prepayment deadline for all students

We’re in this together.

At the University of Kentucky, we’re here to be a partner as you navigate the college application and decision-making process. Ultimately, we want what you want – for your student to make a well-informed decision about where they should attend college – even if that means UK doesn’t end up being the best fit. 

We realize that in many cases, the college decision is not made by the student alone, but in conjunction with their family and/or a supportive network of mentors. We’re here to find a balance between giving your student the tools they need to act independently and take the lead on this important journey and providing you information and resources to provide support to them each step of the way. 

We’re here for you for the entire journey – from college exploration to application to selection and enrollment. If you have a question, and you cannot find the answer on this page, please contact your student’s recruiter (assigned by geographic territory) for further assistance. 

Latest Parent News

UK Making Plans for Normal Housing Occupancy in Fall 2021

University of Kentucky officials announced that residence halls will return to normal operations for the fall 2021 semester. 

You Belong Here

Future Wildcats should confirm their spot by registering for their Big Blue Nation Orientation and paying the enrollment deposit at


UK has a strong faculty core that supports 200+ academic programs spread across 16 degree-granting colleges, the Lewis Honors College, Graduate School and the UK Library system.


We inspire students to explore the many opportunities for involvement in UK’s community beyond the classroom and residence life experience.


Invested in infrastructure across campus, including a $256 million multidisciplinary research building and the continued expansion of a $1 billion health care facility started in 2004.


Fun Fact: UK is the only school in the SEC, BIG 10, and in the Commonwealth that has all modern residence halls complete with state-of-the-art technology and en suite bathrooms.