KCTCS to NKU - two degrees, one path

Welcome to the KCTCS2NKU Transfer Site

This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree designed for transfer from a KCTCS institution who plan to transfer to Northern Kentucky University.  The information provided on this web site does not take the place of an advisor or counselor on your campus. 

Pathways to Degree Completion

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

KCTCS2NKU Pathway Guides

Program Benefits

  • Assigned academic advisors at both NKU and your KCTCS institution
  • Access to NKU events and facilities (e.g., sporting events, Rec Center)
  • Admissions Coordinator to assist in transitioning
  • Access to NKU resources (e.g., Library, Tutoring)

Program Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at your KCTCS institution
  • Enrolled in Associate degree program
  • Plan to transfer to NKU
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at your KCTCS institution


The KCTCS2NKU Program has a simple application. Please read the instructions on applying first.

If you are not yet enrolled at a KCTCS institution, apply for admission to at a KCTCS institution and enroll in an Associate degree plan. Once you are admitted, fill out the KCTCS2NKU application.

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