HOW TO: Apply to the University of Kentucky!
Hi, I’m Carson Hardee, a sophomore at the
University of Kentucky. Applying to college can be intimidating, so that’s
why we are here to walk you through the process. Before you hop online, you may
want to gather up these items to make things easier as you complete this
application. Now you’re ready to start, so go to applyUK.com and click apply.
Select online application for undergraduate admission, then create new
account. As you move through the app, though, be sure to read the questions
thoroughly and save your work. If you aren’t actively working on the
application, it will log you off after about an hour and won’t save any work
that you hadn’t saved. Remember to use your full name as it will be listed on your
ACT and SAT scores and your high school transcript so you can make sure all your
info is connected. The Plans of Study section lets you pick your first and
second choice of major. Share when you’ll start at UK and decide if you’re
interested in any specialized academic opportunities. If you’re interested in a
double major or adding a minor, you can do that once you’re a student, but it’s
not something you can add on this app. Next, get out that high school transcript,
you’ll need to reference in the education section. You can also add any
college courses you’ve taken in high school so that we can work with you to
get those credits transferred. Now it’s time to tell us about all the things
you’ve been involved with throughout your high school career. As you add the
name of the activity or experience, list any positions you’ve had within that
activity. This section is important because it’s
part of the scholarship review process. Even if you’re not interested in
scholarships, it’s vital for us to see what you’ve been involved with in high school.
The next section is all about additional data. You probably readily know the
answers, but be accurate so that we can provide you with additional campus
resources or support. When you’re done, be sure to click Save because the next
section for the Honors college and scholarships requires a bit more time.
Read the info on the page. If you’re interested in the Lewis Honors College,
an honors pathway, competitive scholarships or the William C. Parker
Scholarship, be sure to check the corresponding box to ensure that you are
considered for these opportunities. Now for the essay section. For the
general admissions essay, this is your chance to share your personal story, so
give it some thought before you respond. If you didn’t select that you were
interested in the Honors College or any scholarships in the previous section,
move forward with your app. If you did select that you’re interested in the
honors or Lewis Honors College, competitive academic scholarships, honors
pathway or the William C. Parker Scholarship, you’ll see additional essay
prompts. These essays are super important, so spend a little extra time on each
answer. When you paste your essay response into the text box,
the spacing may look weird. Don’t panic! That happens to everyone. The application
automatically changes the formatting and there’s nothing you need to do to fix it.
As you look back over your app, make sure you’ve accurately and completely
answered all the questions, save your application one more time and hit submit.
After you’ve completed your app, pay your application fee and please send us your
official high school transcript and official a ACT or SAT score. We are so
excited for you to take this important step in your college search process. If
you have any other questions visit applyuk.com!