University of Kentucky Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to University of Kentucky. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

What are the transfer requirements for University of Kentucky?

University of Kentucky requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, University of Kentucky also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

University of Kentucky requires a minimum of 24 credits.

What are University of Kentucky’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down University of Kentucky transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for University of Kentucky transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to University of Kentucky on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is University of Kentucky’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, University of Kentucky received 1677 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 1439 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for University of Kentucky is 85.81%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into University of Kentucky...

Additionally, of the 1439 accepted transfer students, 893 students enrolled - that means the yield was 62.06%.

University of Kentucky accepts 86 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the University of Kentucky transfer GPA requirements?

University of Kentucky requires a minimum college GPA of 3.51 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

In addition, University of Kentucky requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

Will you enjoy transferring to University of Kentucky?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to University of Kentucky. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Lexington...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at University of Kentucky is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to University of Kentucky then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into University of Kentucky

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
University of Kentucky accepts 85.81% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into University of Kentucky, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.51 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.65. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of University of Kentucky students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 500 630 565
SAT Reading 500 620 560
2018 Total SAT Score 1000 1250 1125
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 22 - 22
ACT Reading 22 30 26
2018 Total ACT Score 44 30 37

University of Kentucky’s average SAT score is 1125. To be a competitive applicant for University of Kentucky your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to University of Kentucky, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Auburn University
Transfering to University of Mississippi
Transfering to Old Dominion University
Transfering to Virginia Commonwealth University
Transfering to West Virginia University