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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Getting Enrolled in an EKU Undergraduate Program
Applying for admission into any of Eastern Kentucky University’s online undergraduate degree programs begins by meeting the requirements and submitting an application form. Once your application is reviewed, the enrollment process can take place. Applications for the program are accepted year-round. Applicants will be reviewed for admission based upon the criteria listed below. Call an Enrollment Advisor at 1-866-277-9878 to learn about the options that are available to you.

Our online undergraduate programs feature five 8-week terms a year, this flexible schedule gives you the opportunity to earn your bachelor’s degree at your convenience.

To be eligible for admission to either program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

Full Admissions:
To be granted full admission you must have:

  • Graduated from an accredited high school, and earned a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • OR received a General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
  • OR completed an EKU-approved home-school or distance learning high school program
  • AND

    • Submitted a minimum ACT composite score of 18 (with sub-scores meeting or exceeding 18 in English, 19 in Mathematics and 18 in Reading); or an SAT 870 for critical reading + mathematics with SAT critical reading 470; or COMPASS scores:
      • COMPASS Reading score 85+
      • COMPASS Algebra Domain score 36+
      • COMPASS Algebra Domain score 50+
      • COMPASS Writing score 74+
    • Met the Kentucky Pre-College Curriculum.
    • Submitted official copy of final high school transcript or GED exam results.

    OR Have 24 hours of transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and equivalents to an EKU 100-level English and math course*.

    Admissions with Conditions:
    To be admitted with conditions you must have:

  • Graduated from an accredited high school, and earned a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • OR received a General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
  • OR completed an EKU-approved home school program
  • AND

    • Submitted an official copy of your final high school transcript or GED exam results.

    Students admitted with conditions:
    1. Have not met the requirements of the Kentucky Precollege Curriculum
    2. OR have submitted ACT scores with sub-scores less than 18 in English, 19 in mathematics, or 18 in reading); or have an SAT combination verbal/critical reading and mathematics score less than 870; or COMPASS test scores less than:

    • COMPASS Reading score 85+
    • COMPASS Algebra Domain score 36+
    • COMPASS Algebra Domain score 50+
    • COMPASS Writing score 74+

    3. OR have submitted an ACT composite score of 17 or SAT writing 430, SAT mathematics 460, and SAT critical reading 470.

    * If less than 24 hours of transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0 must have SAT or ACT scores and high school transcript. Test scores are required if 24 hours of transfer credit do not include equivalents to an EKU 100-level English and math course.

    Any questions regarding the admission requirements, please call an Enrollment Advisor at 1-866-277-9878.

    Application Instructions

    • Order your official transcripts. We need official transcripts sent directly from every regionally accredited college that you have previously attended to our off-site admissions address.
    • If applicable you’ll need to send in final high school transcripts with graduation date posted and SAT or ACT test scores. Note: High school transcripts and SAT/ACT can be copies of your officials sent as an attachment, faxed, or mailed.
    • Send in the undergraduate application and $30 non-refundable application fee

    International Applicants, must complete the following requirements:

    • Complete the  TOEFL Exam with minimum scores of- 500 (paper based), 173(computer based), and 61 (internet based)
    • Provide Official Secondary School Records
    • Complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances Form ($27,500 min. must be guaranteed per enrollment year)
    • Letter from bank to support the Declaration and Certification of Finances
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    25 Responses to “Undergraduate Admissions Requirements”

    1. Bashir Ahmadu says:

      I already have an HND in Civil Engineering from Kaduna Polytechnic in Nigeria.
      Which class year will I start my degree program from? Because I suppose that someone like me should not be made to start all over from Year one again.

      I’ll be expecting a reply soon.
      Thank you.

      • csimone says:

        In order to determine which class year you would be starting the program at, your transfer credits will need to be evaluated. Please fill out the form on this page and an enrollment advisor will get in touch with you soon. They will be able to provide you more specific information about your particular situation.

        Thanks!

    2. Ray Lyon says:

      I am a 56 y/o that does not have any college. i am a retire Merchant Mariner w/ 36 yrs experience in the maritime industry. i am now a Safety Instructor. I have OSHA 501 and OSHA 511 as well as 5 yrs as Fire Fighter 1, Hazmat Instructor and Certified to teach numerous U.S. Coast Guard required maritime courses.
      Do you offer all the required undergrad courses needed to begin my college education and are these also available on line?

    3. Anita says:

      I have an AAS but have been out of school since 1995. Will I need to do anything extra in order to get prepared to attend? Also, does the program have specific times it starts or can I start it at anytime?

      • csimone says:

        Hi Anita,

        We have 5 starts per year. Once you submit your transcripts, all your courses will be evaluated to figure out what you will be able to transfer in. For more information please fill out the form on this page and an enrollment advisor will get in touch with you soon to go over the program in more detail.

        Thanks!

    4. viviana Serrano says:

      Hello, I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelors of Science in the field. I am not positive yet on whether I want to apply to your school, but how can I get more information on my status as far as wanting to start a degree in the occupational/health safety program?

      • csimone says:

        Hi Viviana,

        If you fill out the form on this page, an enrollment advisor will get in touch with you soon to discuss the details of the program.

        Thanks!

    5. Eric says:

      Hi, I am looking into the online safety program. I currently have an AAS is Safety and have been attending Columbia Southern University for my BS which I should have by Feb 2013. I have had doubts dealing the nationally vs regionally accreditation. Does EKU accept and hours from nationally accredited colleges like CSU?

    6. Nick says:

      I have no qualifications in fire fighting. I am interested in studying at EKU do I need to have certain requirements to apply for the programs here?

      • csimone says:

        Hi Nick- You just need to meet the undergraduate admissions requirements listed on this page. If you have any questions please fill out the form on this page and an enrollment advisor will get in touch with you soon. Thanks!

    7. MURAD says:

      IF I got inb ielts in overal 5
      reading 5.0 leitening 4.5 writing 4.0 and speaking 6.0
      in addition I have a certificate from canada of two years
      is that ok to make me get final Acceptance and i have scholarship from saudi cultrual bureau

    8. Magloire says:

      Hi,
      I am an undergraduate student in a Construction management program . I have about 35 credits left to graduate. I am interested in the online Safety program.
      Is it possible to finish my study in the safety program instead of construction management? Also is it possible to view the courses list of the safety program
      Thanks!

    9. Fawaz says:

      Actually I would like to ask if the university can accept IELTS instead of TOFEL?

    10. Sara says:

      Hi
      Im graduated student in mechanical engineering from Iran.Im Interested in MS,Fire and emergency services,how can I register?do you have learning program over the Internet?would you mind to help me please?
      thank you.

      • csimone says:

        Hi Sara, To learn more about how to apply to this program please fill out the form on this page and an enrollment advisor will get in touch with you soon. Thanks!

    11. Sesupo Gokatweng says:

      I am a holder of Diploma in Managing Health and Safety obtained from ICM, UK,do I qualify to enrol for Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety?

      • csimone says:

        Hello! To find out if your credits are applicable please fill out the form on this page and an enrollment advisor will get in touch with you soon. Thanks!

    12. cody says:

      I have a high school diploma and cant remember what I made on the act. I do not have any college, if my act score isn’t high enough what is my next step to get accepted. thanks

      • csimone says:

        Hi Cody, i suggest you speak with an enrollment advisor about your specific situation. They would be able to asses what the next steps would be. To speak to an advisor please fill out the form on this page and an advisor will get in touch with you soon. Thanks!

    13. Joseph says:

      Dear sir/madam

      I am currently doing a diploma in health and safety. My question is, can I be admitted at your university four a bachelor’s degree in HSE using the deploma?

      • csimone says:

        Hi Joseph, you would need to meet the admissions requirements listed on this page in order to be admitted. Thanks!

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