Admission as a Freshman
High School Graduates. Students who are graduates of an accredited high school, will be unconditionally admitted if they meet the PCC requirements established by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (for Kentucky residents), have a minimum admission index of 450, and a minimum ACT composite of 18 (or SAT equivalent). Those submitting SAT scores may be asked to provide ACT scores after enrollment.
To apply for admission, submit to Undergraduate Admissions in the Office of Enrollment Services: (1) a completed Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship Application; (2) official ACT or SAT results; (3) a high school transcript (and a final transcript after high school graduation); and (4) a $30 application fee. All applicants for four-year degree programs must meet the PCC requirements for unconditional admission to the University (unless exempted). Applicants who do not meet the PCC requirements are eligible to be admitted conditionally. Students who are admitted conditionally must take specified courses to satisfy PCC requirements. Removal of PCC deficiencies will be monitored by the Office of First Year Programs and Academic Services in University College. Associate degree applicants do not need to meet PCC requirements for admission but their PCC requirements will be assessed and removed.
Students who have an index of at least 400 and an ACT composite score of at least 14 may be provisionally admitted. The competency based Provisional Studies Program is administered by the Office of First Year Programs and Academic Services in University College and provides academic instruction and support services designed to assist students in meeting entry level requirements for admission to two-year or four-year degree programs.
Enrollment as a Provisional Studies student does not guarantee admission to degree programs at the University. For continued matriculation at the University, standards must be met within the first three semesters of full-time enrollment.
GED Recipients. General Education Development (GED) recipients will be considered for admission on the same basis as a high school graduate.
To apply for admission, submit to the Office of Admissions: (1) a completed Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship Application; (2) the GED scores; (3) the High School Equivalency Certificate; (4) official ACT or SAT results; and (5) $30 application fee.