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We are excited that you are considering applying to UK as a dual credit student! There are many benefits to taking dual credit courses while you are in high school including:

  • reducing your potential time to degree,
  • reducing the overall cost of the degree, and
  • building confidence as a college-going student. 

Research shows that successfully completing dual credit courses in high school make students more likely than their peers without dual credit to enroll and graduate from college. 

Who Can Apply

High school juniors and seniors with at least a 2.5 high school GPA at participating high schools in Kentucky are eligible to apply with guidance counselor permission. The initial determination of eligibility to apply is with the high school personnel, typically a high school guidance counselor. Many factors contribute to high school partner decisions on the scope and scale of UK offerings. Students are encouraged to meet with their local guidance counselor or other high school personnel to express interest in the program and learn more about the local approach. 

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The UK Center for Next Generation Leadership and University of Kentucky personnel in collaboration with participating school personnel facilitate and administer the student selection process.

All student applications will be reviewed by the UK Center for Next Generation Leadership and University of Kentucky personnel to determine eligibility and admission to the Next Gen Scholars program and the University of Kentucky. 

Students must submit the required application materials to the University of Kentucky by the appropriate deadlines. 

New Student Application

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Consent For Release of Information on Academic Record and Progress

Applications that are incomplete at the time of the submission deadline will be ineligible for entry into the program. All students are subject to the deadlines set forth by the University of Kentucky.

Following review, students selected as UK Next Generation Scholars will be notified by mail and/or email. Students may also receive information concerning their admission status in communications from their local guidance counselor or designee that serves as the official liaison with the University of Kentucky for information on admittance.

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12/16 Registration Deadline

December 16, 2023

01/08 First Day of Classes

January 8, 2024

05/25 Withdrawal Deadline

March 25, 2024

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