EKU Online: Undergraduate Program Admission Requirements

Anyone meeting the criteria outlined below is eligible to apply for admission to an EKU Online undergraduate degree program. 

Associate’s and Bachelor's Degrees or Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Transfer Students

A student is considered a transfer student at EKU when he or she has earned or is in progress with 24 or more semester hours at another institution.

The scholastic requirement for admission as a transfer student is a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must be in good academic and financial standing at their previous institution. 

First-Time Freshman

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.

The scholastic requirements for full admission* as a freshman are:

  • 2.5 high school grade point average (GPA), or
  • 20 composite ACT or 950 SAT math and verbal combined score.

*All students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and are expected to meet the college readiness standards in English, Reading and Math or enroll in courses as directed at the time of registration. Students who do not meet the requirement for full admission may seek enrollment through a Success First initiative.

Post-Baccalaureate Program (paralegal studies)

To apply, applicants must have a bachelor's degree in an area other than Paralegal Science with a minimum GPA of 2.0


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