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Resources for Guidance Counselors

In the Office of Admissions, we recognize the importance of your role as a Guidance Counselor to the students and school system you serve. Let this page serve as a guide to help you share information about EKU's many opportunities with the students in your school.

Join us for one of our Guidance Counselor Workshops

We cordially invite all guidance counselors and appropriate personnel from your school to attend our guidance counselor workshops this fall. We will be hosting workshops in Richmond (Nov. 1), Corbin (Oct. 3), Pikeville (Dec. 4) and Owensboro (Nov. 8). Register here to reserve your spot! 

Apply Now for Fall 2019

It all starts with the application! Students are required to submit an official high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores, and to pay the $35 application fee to finalize their application to EKU.

Click here to review the application and other required steps.

Freshman Admissions Standards

Eastern Kentucky University takes a holistic approach to determine admission. Students who meet the state established benchmarks below are guaranteed admission to the university as a first-time freshman

  • ACT English: 18+
  • ACT Math: 19+
  • ACT Reading: 20+
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing: 490
  • SAT Math: 480
  • High School Cumulative GPA (Unweighted): 2.5

All applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition and Fees

In & Out-of-State Students Per Semester
Full Time Kentucky Students $4,498
Full Time Out-of-State Students $9,387

Housing (double occupancy) costs range from $2,742-$3,550. Click here for a more detailed description of housing costs.

Prospective students in select states may qualify for our SMART Tuition Rate. For more on our SMART Program, click here.

More than 100 Degree Programs

Ranked #2 by the Washington Monthly as the "Best-Bang-for-the-Buck" school among all public universities in the state of Kentucky, EKU is committed to helping every student reach their full potential. Students can choose from a wide variety of programs to study before taking that knowledge into the real world. Click here for a full list of available programs at EKU.


All freshman applicants are automatically awarded scholarships based on their academic credentials when they apply to EKU. More information about our scholarships can be found here.

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Our Kentucky Guidance Counselor Resource Guide can also be viewed or printed on Issuu.