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The University of Kentucky has implemented a test-optional policy. This policy is being extended for students applying for admission through the 2028-29 academic year. Test optional allows freshman applicants, as well as transfer applicants with fewer than 24 credit hours, the option to be considered for admission without submission of ACT or SAT scores.

UK Moves to Confirmation Waitlist for Fall 2023 First-Year Students

On May 8, the University of Kentucky transitioned to a confirmation waitlist for summer and fall 2023 freshman students who had not yet confirmed their plans by registering for BBN Orientation.

Admission Waitlist: Frequently Asked Questions

UK is transitioning to a waitlist for students who submitted their application past the February 15 application deadline and any admitted student who does not confirm by May 1, 2023.

Alum Erin Ashley Simon, UK announce 1st recipient of Esports Internship Fund

The University of Kentucky and Erin Ashley Simon announced UK freshman Abbie Davidson as the first recipient of the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund, a scholarship created by the namesake UK alumna and leading woman in esports. 

'There's so much more to learn' — UK student Princess Agbozo blazes her own trail

Originally from Ghana, first-generation student Princess Magor Agbozo came to the University of Kentucky with a desire to help others.

UK professor recognized by ESPN2 for ‘Going the Extra Yard’

Keiko Tanaka was nominated by several Wildcats for her ability to connect with her students as a teacher and mentor.

'That's why we're here' — UK researcher invites undergrads to the lab

For Clare Rittschof, Ph.D., introducing University of Kentucky undergraduate students to research starts by giving them access and experiences in her lab.

8 reasons why meeting with your advisor is crucial to academic success

Academic advising at the University of Kentucky is an ongoing educational process that provides assistance in navigating the degree process, connecting you to career pathways and to resources across campus.

UK Invests: A first-of-its-kind initiative to enhance student financial wellness

This first-of-its-kind program sets UK apart from other colleges and universities by teaching real-world situations to demonstrate the benefits of saving and investing early.

UK expands student mental health, crisis support, well-being services through new support hub

At the University of Kentucky, we understand that ensuring the success of our students means being there for the whole student.