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Welcome to the MCTC2NKU Transfer Site

This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree planning to transfer from Maysville Community and Technical College to Northern Kentucky University.  The information provided on this web site does not take the place of an advisor or counselor on your campus. 

MCTC2NKU Dual-Admissions Partnership

MCTC2NKU is a dual-admissions partnership between Maysville Community & Technical College and Northern Kentucky University.  The program is designed for MCTC students who intend to complete an associate degree and then transfer to NKU.

Students enrolled in this program are eligible to take up to 12 credit hours (or four courses) of pre-major and major coursework at NKU while pursuing an associate degree at MCTC. MCTC2NKU students pay the MCTC tuition rate to NKU for the allotted 12 credit hours of NKU courses. Students taking classes at NKU through the program will also pay part-time student fees per credit hour. Some courses may also incur specific charges from the respective college. Students pay for their MCTC and NKU bills separately.

The 12 credit hours (or four courses) must be spread out over the span of several semesters. The number of courses a student is able to take at NKU in a given semester is based on earned and in-progress hours. Students with 15 earned and in-progress hours are eligible to take their first course at NKU. Once students have at least 30 earned and in-progress hours, they are eligible to take a second course at NKU. After 45 earned and in-progress hours, students can take their last two courses. If a student has 45 or more earned and in progress hours but has yet to take any classes at NKU through the MCTC2NKU program, he or she would be eligible to take two courses in the first semester of the program.

Students must never exceed the maximum of two courses at NKU in any given semester through the MCTC2NKU program. Students enrolled in the MCTC2NKU program are eligible to take courses at NKU that are not offered at MCTC or online through KCTCS. While enrolled in NKU courses through the program, students are not eligible to take courses at NKU above and beyond the MCTC2NKU program courses.



The pathway guides are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to NKU to complete their baccalaureate degree. The pathway guides also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements.

MCTC2NKU Pathway Guides

Program Benefits and Requirements


  • Assigned academic advisors at both NKU and MCTC
  • Access to NKU events and facilities (e.g., sporting events, Rec Center)
  • Up to four NKU classes at the MCTC tuition rate
  • Transfer Coordinator to assist in transitioning
  • Access to NKU resources (e.g., Library, Tutoring)
  • Students can apply to live in NKU residence halls (subject to availability, additional fees apply)
  • Students can park on NKU's campus at a reduced rate


  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at MCTC
  • Enrolled in an Associate degree program
  • Plan to transfer to NKU
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at MCTC
  • Must have at least 15 earned and in-progress credit hours to be eligible to take your first course at NKU through the MCTC2NKU program


The MCTC2NKU Program has a simple application. Please read the instructions on applying first. 

If you are not yet enrolled at MCTC, apply for admission to MCTC and enroll in an Associate degree plan.

Once you are admitted to MCTC, fill out the MCTC2NKU application.

Your application will be reviewed for eligibility by MCTC, forwarded to NKU, and reviewed for eligibility by NKU. You will be notified of the status by either MCTC or NKU. Note: You will need to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program.

Ready to Transfer?

When the time comes for you to transfer to NKU from Jefferson, there are a few steps that need to be completed. Please use this checklist to ensure all steps are completed in order to facilitate a smooth transfer.

  • Complete the online application to NKU. (The application fee will be waived.)
  • Make sure NKU is on your FAFSA if you receive Financial Aid. The NKU school code is 009275. Do this as early as possible!

Once admitted, the following items should be taken care of, if applicable:

Note: Confirmation and orientation fees can be waived for cases of financial harship. Please contact NKU to inquire.