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The University of Kentucky subscribes to a selective admission policy. The academic criteria are established by a faculty committee of the University Senate. The admission decision is based on factors including cumulative high school grade-point average, completion of the pre-college curriculum, ACT or SAT score results, extra curricular involvement and special talents or abilities.

The university receives many more freshman applications than can be accommodated. Applicants are offered admission on a competitive basis, with those meeting the university's selective admission criteria receiving first offers. Remaining spaces in the class will be offered based on the strength of the student's record, potential for academic success and the University of Kentucky's enrollment goals.

Students wishing to transfer to the University of Kentucky must apply for admission to the university and submit transcripts of previous academic work as required. Your transcript will be evaluated by the Admissions Office to determine which of your courses can transfer to UK. Approved transferred courses are evaluated by faculty and applied to your selected degree. In consultation with an academic advisor, students will identify remaining degree requirements.

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