Transfer students must submit the following additional documents for admission consideration:

  • Transcripts of all college work attempted
  • A letter of good standing from the registrar of the institution last attended (if student was suspended or dismissed from the last institution attended)
  • A letter of recommendation from the Dean of Students or the Vice President of Student Affairs verifying a satisfactory citizenship record (may be faxed to the Admissions Office)

All transfer students who have completed 24 or more semester hours of college work must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.00. The transfer student is not at liberty to disregard any part of his/her previous college or university records. Failure to report enrollment at another institution may result in dismissal and/or loss of credits earned at KSU. In the event of academic suspension/dismissal from any institution previously attended or currently being attended, an applicant must provide a letter of good standing from the last institution attended. Transfer applicants who were not eligible for admission to Kentucky State University when they graduated from high school must present a minimum of 24 semester hours of college credit.

All transfer students who have completed less than 24 semester hours of college work in addition to submitting transcripts from all institutions attended must also submit High School Transcripts and ACT or SAT Test Scores and meet the following requirements based on the Pre College Curriculum:

  • English (4 units): English I, II, III, and IV or AP English
  • Mathematics (3 units): Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry
  • Science (3 units): at least one shall be a laboratory course Physical science, Life science, or Earth and space science
  • Social Studies (3 units from the following): United States history, Economics, Government, World Geography, World Civilization
  • Health Education (½ unit
  • Physical Education (½ unit)
  • History and appreciation of visual and performing arts (1 unit)
  • Foreign Language: (2 units of the same foreign language)

Except for English and mathematics deficiencies, the introductory KSU college-level courses in the various required content areas will meet the required PCC courses. English and mathematics deficiencies will be met by the following courses:

  • English ENG 099
  • Mathematics MAT 095 or 099

(Courses which remedy the PCC deficiencies are subject to change.)

Students will not be permitted to take additional courses until all deficiencies are removed with a grade of “C” or above. Courses numbered below 100, e.g. MAT 099, will not count toward degree requirements.

The following students are not required to have the PCC requirements:

  • Associate degree seeking students. International students. Nonresident students
  • Students entering baccalaureate-degree status with twenty-four (24) or more semester credit hours applicable to a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Students enrolled in a community or technical college or a community college type program
  • Active duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents
  • Students who have reached their 21st birthday before the beginning of the semester or term
  • Placement examinations may be required of applicants transferring into Kentucky State University before registering for classes
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