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Selection Process

Admission to UK BLUE is selective and competitive. Each application will be reviewed carefully by a committee representing the College of Arts & Sciences and UK Law. Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate a record of academic and personal success; thoughtfully articulate a clear understanding of the demands of the UK Law program and a strong desire to pursue a legal education both in person and in writing; and a commitment to building an intellectual community of academic excellence.


  • 3.6+ unweighted high school GPA 
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher 
  • Admitted to the University of Kentucky as a Political Science, English, or History major.


  • 3.6+ University of Kentucky GPA
  • 30 earned credit hours by the end of the spring semester
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation letter from a professor

Additional selection factors to be considered:

  • Extracurricular involvement
  • AP or IB credit
  • Interpersonal skills

Apply now to UK BLUE


  • August 1: UK BLUE Application opens 
  • December 7: Application deadline for high school seniors. All application materials must be submitted online by this date.
  • Students selected will be notified by email. 
  • March: High school seniors notified of admissions decisions.
  • After spring final grades submitted: UK freshmen notified of admissions decisions.


Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees for the BLUE accelerated course of study. Specifically, students will pay the undergraduate tuition rate (Resident or Non-Resident) for the first three years of study, and (pending acceptance to UK College of Law) thereafter they will be assessed at the College of Law rate.

Both need-based and merit-based financial assistance programs are available to all undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to learn more about financial aid and scholarship programs at the University of Kentucky. There are no scholarships specifically designated for UK BLUE applicants.