Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Kentucky State University
Guaranteed Admission to KSU with the BCTC Green & Gold Program!
Start your education at Bluegrass Community & Technical College – and graduate from KSU – with the BCTC Green & Gold program!
The BCTC Green & Gold program is a cooperative program between Bluegrass Community & Technical College and Kentucky State University that provides students with the opportunity to gain a strong academic foundation prior to attending Kentucky State University. BCTC students in the BCTC Green & Gold program are guaranteed admission to KSU following successful completion of the program.
How to be a BCTC Green & Gold student:
- Apply for admission to BCTC and submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED scores.
- Submit your ACT scores or take the COMPASS test in math, reading, and writing to determine the appropriate courses for you. If you have taken the ACT, your score may qualify you to be exempt from developmental courses.
- Complete any required developmental courses at BCTC.
- Complete your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
- Earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least 24 semester hours of credit bearing courses. (Education and Nursing is excluded)
Will my courses transfer?
Yes! Earning your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree means that you are General Education Certified. That means that you have fulfilled the general education requirements at Kentucky State University.
Can I still get financial aid at KSU?
Yes! If you qualify for financial aid, you will be able to use your financial aid at Kentucky State University. If you are starting at KSU in the fall semester, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of March 15. If you are starting KSU in the spring semester, add the KSU School Code 001968 to your FAFSA. To do this, go online to www.fafsa.gov. For more information, contact the KSU Financial Aid Office at 502-597-5960, or contact KSU Transfer Coordinator in the Transfer Center at 859-246-5102. Apply early! Some funds may be exhausted if you apply after the deadline.
If I am a BCTC student can I receive financial aid for courses taken at KSU?
Yes! If you qualify for financial aid, you will be able to use your financial aid at BCTC to pay for your classes at KSU. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of April 15. You will need to indicate the BCTC School Code 005244 to your FAFSA. To complete the FAFSA go online to www.fafsa.gov. In addition, you will need to complete the BCTC Consortium Agreement. Remember to check that you are enrolled in BCTC Green & Gold. The BCTC Consortium Agreement is available online at http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/Costs_and_Financial_Aid.aspx ; go to Financial Aid Forms, or at the BCTC Financial Aid Office. For more information contact the BCTC Financial Aid Office at 859-246-6300. Apply early! Some funds may be exhausted if you apply after the deadline.
Will my KEES money transfer?
Yes! If you maintain the required grade point average and are on track to graduate, you will be able to transfer your KEES money to KSU.
Can I receive scholarships when I transfer to KSU?
Yes! KSU offers very generous scholarships for BCTC transfer students.
- Gold Scholarship (for students who transfer with a 3.7-4.0 GPA and have completed 40 or more college credit hours): pays full tuition, campus housing, board & fees, plus a $400 book stipend
- Green scholarship (for students who transfer with a 3.5 GPA and have completed 40 or more college credit hours): pays full in-state tuition, plus ½ room and ½ board (in campus housing)
- Thorobred Scholarship: (for students who transfer with a 3.0 GPA and have completed 40 or more college credit hours) pays full in-state tuition
- Whitney Young Jr. Transfer Incentive: ( One time award of $500-$1,500) for students who transfer with a 2.8 Grade Point Average and 24 credit hours
What if I do not complete all the requirements of the BCTC Green & Gold program?
You may still be eligible to transfer to KSU, if you have a minimum BCTC grade point average of 2.0 and have earned 24 credit hours. Students who have earned fewer than 24 college credit hours will be required to submit a high school transcript and ACT scores as part of the process to apply for KSU.
Why should I be a BCTC Green & Gold student?
- Pay BCTC tuition rates for KSU courses!
- You will receive a strong educational foundation that will prepare you to be academically successful at KSU.
- BCTC has a strong history of preparing students for success at KSU -- more KSU transfer students come from BCTC than from any other school!
- Transfer Center Advisors will provide you with the support and information you need to prepare for KSU.
- BCTC Green & Gold students have many opportunities to participate in the KSU community – making transfer to KSU a smooth process.
Is there an application fee for applying to KSU?
No. The application fee is waived for BCTC students applying to KSU.
Can I receive KSU advising while I am still a student at BCTC?
Yes! The onsite KSU Transfer Coordinator at BCTC will provide individual transfer advising to BCTC Green & Gold students. Advising can be conducted in person, by phone, or email. The KSU Transfer Coordinator will also arrange advising appointments for BCTC students interested in meeting with a major-specific advisor at KSU prior to transfer.
How can I get connected with KSU before I transfer?
Simply contact the onsite KSU Transfer Coordinator for information on clubs, organizations, marching band, or choir, or if you would like to attend social or athletic events, or schedule a visit to the KSU campus.
I’m a huge KSU sports fan! Can I go to KSU athletic events?
BCTC students can attend all KSU athletic events at no cost
What are the advantages of earning an associate’s degree at BCTC before transferring?
Students who earn an associate of arts or associate of science degree at BCTC complete the required general education courses, and will transfer to KSU with “General Education Certification.” Students who are “Gen Ed Certified” are not required to take additional general education courses at KSU. Students who transfer with an associate’s degree are more likely to earn a four-year degree than those who transfer without. Having an associate’s degree is also a valuable credential to have in terms of employment opportunities.
Will I be a junior when I transfer to KSU?
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree requirements at Bluegrass, you will be accepted to KSU with junior standing.
What courses do I need to take at BCTC?
- Developmental courses (as needed)
- Developmental courses provide you with the academic preparation you need to be successful in your college coursework. Developmental courses are considered pre-college courses and will not count toward your associate’s degree.
- Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree
- Talk with your advisor about selecting the degree that is right for you.
- By earning your associate of arts or associate of science degree, you will complete the
General Education Requirements for transfer to Kentucky State University.
- Talk with your advisor early about the major or pre-professional program in which you’re interested. Taking pre-major courses, or a focus area, will allow you to prepare for upper-division major classes at KSU.
How do I become a BCTC Green & Gold?
To participate in the BCTC Green & Gold program, register with the BCTC Transfer Center. You can register online at www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/transfer_center.aspx
100B AT Building
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506-0235
Jonathan Lott, Sr., KSU Transfer Coordinator II
Academic Services Building
Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel:502-597-6462 or 859-246-5102