KRS 164.020(8) requires that the Council on Postsecondary Education set minimum admission standards for students who wish to enroll at public postsecondary education institutions. 13 KAR 2:020 fulfills this obligation and advises prospective students, local school districts, and public postsecondary institutions on the minimum requirements for admission and course placement to facilitate transition into postsecondary education.
Admissions for Enrollment
The regulation sustains KCTCS’ open admissions mission while setting out these minimum requirements for public universities:
- Students must have:
- a 2.5 GPA OR
- a 2.0 to 2.49 GPA and enter into a learning contract.
- Student must take college admission or academic readiness assessments set by the Kentucky Department of Education.
- Student may meet world language requirements after admission.
Admissions for Dual Credit
For admission to a KCTCS institution or public university for dual credit courses in general education:
- Students must have high school GPA of 2.5; and
- Meet institutional course prerequisites.
For admission to a KCTCS institution or public university for dual credit courses in career and technical education, students must meet institutional course prerequisites.
Students at public universities not meeting academic readiness standards will not be required to take developmental courses but will be placed in a corequisite course in the curriculum pathway in which the academic readiness standard has not been met.
Students at KCTCS institutions not meeting academic readiness standards:
- May be required to enroll in no more than one developmental course in the curriculum pathway in which the academic readiness standard has not been met.
- Shall have access to a corequisite or credit-bearing content course in the curriculum pathway within the first academic year of enrollment.