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KCTCS to NKU - two degrees, one path
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Welcome to the KCTCS2NKU Transfer Site

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

KCTCS2NKU Dual-Admissions Partnership

KCTCS2NKU is a dual-admissions partnership between the Kentucky Community & Technical College System and Northern Kentucky University.  The program is designed for KCTCS students who intend to complete an associate degree and then transfer to NKU.

KCTCS students will work with their advisor to select a pathway. They will obtain dual admission to NKU by completing an application for the pathway program. KCTCS2NKU participants will have access to NKU advisors to assist in the seamless transfer to NKU. Once it is time to transfer, students will apply to NKU and complete the transfer process.

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PATHWAYS TO DEGREE COMPLETION


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.

KCTCS2NKU Pathway Guides

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Program Benefits and Requirements

Benefits

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

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
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HOW TO APPLY TO THE PATHWAY PROGRAM

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.

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Ready to Transfer?

When the time comes for you to transfer to NKU from your KCTCS institution, 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:

  • Review the requirements for the KCTCS Scholarship. If you meet all of the requirements, please fill out the application. (Deadlines: June 15 for fall and Nov. 1 for spring)
  • Apply for all other scholarships using the Continuing Student Scholarship application. (Deadline: Feb. 15)
  • If you are a Social Work Major, meet with Deborah Henry and apply for Social Work program.
  • If you are currently in TRiO-Student Support Services at your KCTCS institution, apply now to join NKU TRiO-Student Support Services for the upcoming term.
  • If you are currently in the Ready to Work program at your KCTCS institution, contact the NKU Parents Attending College office at 859-572-5988 or Amanda Johnson for more information.
  • Pay your confirmation fee ($75).
  • Sign up and pay for new student orientation ($100).
  • Meet with your academic advisor to schedule your classes.

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