Excel Program

Kentucky State University’s Excel Program is designed to provide First-time Freshman and transfer students with less than 24 credit hours earned with an opportunity to attend and matriculate through a four year institution. Excel Students are afforded the opportunity to earn both their Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees by successfully completing 60 hours (two years) and receiving their Associate’s Degree and continuing to complete their remaining 60 hours (two years) and receive their Bachelor’s degree . Students admitted to the Excel Program have been identified as meeting the secondary minimum admissions standards for public four year institutions set forth by the Council on Postsecondary Education (Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 on a 4pt scale).

Excel Program Participants will be provided with additional academic support and resources to assist with their transition to the University and overall student success.  The following action items are required for participation:

  • Enter into a learning contract
  • Participate in weekly meetings and workshops relative to a holistic approach to student success
  • Weekly tutoring sessions
  • Mentor check-ins

** Excel Program Participants are not permitted to participate in any University Athletic Sports until they have earned their Associate’s Degree.