Favorable consideration for admission will be given to accredited secondary school graduates whose college aptitude test scores and high school grades give promise of success in college. Secondary school students planning to apply for admission to KSU should emphasize the following school courses: English, mathematics, history, and science. They must also meet the University general admission requirements.
The admissions index was established to quantify an assessment of a student's high school activities and ACT assessment. The admissions index is a numerical score calculated by multiplying the ACT by 10, the grade-point average by 100, and by adding the two sums. The equation is as follows: ACT x 10 + GPA x 100 = index. SAT I verbal and math scores are converted to ACT composite scores for use in the admissions index according to a table of equivalences developed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Kentucky State University requires students to meet an admission index of 430 in order to be admitted unconditionally to the University.
Students with an admission index below 430 shall be granted conditional admission to the University. A condition of the admission is the successful removal of all PCC deficiencies within the first thirty (30) semester credit hours of course work. Students are required to take no more than twelve (12) semester hours during their first semester of enrollment.
4 units of English
3 units of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
3 units of Science (Life Science, Physical Science, Earth/Space Science)
2 units of Foreign Language
1 unit of History and Appreciation of Visual, Performing Arts
1/2 unit of Health
1/2 unit of Physical Education
7 units of Electives (5 rigorous)