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Your time starts now! Take the next step toward charting your course at Eastern Kentucky University. Test our new freshman Scholarship Estimator to see if you qualify for an automatic merit award.

How to Apply

  1. Apply to EKU using the online application.

  2. Provide an official high school transcript showing a minimum of six semesters of coursework at the time of admission and a final transcript post-graduation. Students who have earned 23 hours or fewer of college credit since graduating high school must also provide an official college transcript.

For assistance with submitting the online application, please email


Admission Eligibility

A student is considered a freshman at EKU, when he or she has:

  • no previous college coursework, or
  • completed college coursework prior to high school graduation, or
  • earned 23 hours or fewer college credits since high school graduation.

Below are the requirements for admission to the university as a first-time freshman:

Standard Admission: High School Cumulative GPA (unweighted): 2.50 or higher

Success First Admission: High School Cumulative GPA (unweighted): 2.00-2.49


*All students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. While test scores are not required for admissions purposes, students are encouraged to submit test scores for proper course placement in English and mathematics courses.