Candidates may apply for admission as early as September 1. Priority applications are accepted through March 15. Candidates are notified of acceptance or denial within three weeks of completion of the application requirements.
Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid and scholarships should complete their applications by March 1.
Kentucky State University, an equal-opportunity educational institution, does not discriminate in its admissions policies on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, disability, age, or national origin. Preference is given to the admission of Kentucky residents at the undergraduate level. However, applications from out-of-state residents are accepted for all curricula.
Kentucky State University requires that all incoming freshmen provide scores from either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-I). The ACT is preferable; however, either test will be accepted or the higher score will be used for admission. Scores on these tests are used for admission, and for placement in English, mathematics, and reading.
Admission standards are based on the quality of the high school grades as well as scores on either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-I). Students must also have completed specific courses in their high school curriculum. See the Pre-College Curriculum later in this section.
All questions about requirements should be referred to the Office of Admissions at (502) 597-6813 or 1-877-367-5978 or by faxing information to (502) 597-5814.
Applications for admission to any undergraduate program are available at the Office of Admissions, Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Online application forms are available by clicking here.
Responses on the applications and on related materials must be complete and accurate; entrance may be denied or registration canceled as a result of false or misleading statements.
The required application fee is neither refundable nor applicable to other fees.
Advanced Standing and Credit
Prospective students are advised to request from the Testing Office at Kentucky State University information on the Advanced Placement Program.
Entering students with superior preparation or with competence in a specific area may qualify for advanced placement or credit. Placement or credit may be granted on the basis of Advanced Placement Examination (AP Exams) of the College Board, International Baccalaureate scores, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), General and Subject examinations, and other evidence of experience and competence.
Students transferring to Kentucky State University who have received advanced placement credits from another institution may be awarded these credits insofar as Kentucky State's requirements for awarding such credits are met. Advanced placement credits may not be substituted for residency requirements.
Financial Aid application
To apply for financial aid or scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available free through your high school guidance counselor's office, KSU's Student Financial Aid Office or www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the school/college via the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express, United Parcel Service, or electronically transmitted directly from the institution. No hand-delivered copies, unless in a sealed envelope by the sending institution, will be accepted as official.