Early Assurance Program

Assured Admission Program to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus

The Early Assurance Program is designed to provide students from partner colleges and universities with the opportunity to complete their college and medical school education in the region, and to encourage them to establish practice in this area of the state. 

Students will apply to the Early Assurance Program during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Accepted students will receive assured admission to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus upon successful completion of the program requirements and graduation from their university or college.  

Partner Organizations Include:

  • Asbury University 
  • Bellarmine University
  • Berea College
  • Centre College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Georgetown College
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • University of the Cumberlands 

For more information about the requirements or application process for the Early Assurance Program, please contact your advisor or Carol Elam, EdD, associate dean for admissions and institutional advancement, at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 

Instructions  for completing the Early Assurance Program Application: 

Before you start the application, here are some helpful tips.

The application is designed to be completed in one sitting, please allow 2 hours to complete all the required sections. Please note that you will need to maintain activity on the application page in order to prevent being logged off.

We suggest having the following materials ready before starting your application:

  • A PDF copy of your unofficial transcript—this can usually be downloaded from your institution’s student-hub webpage. You can also contact your campus Registrar to get a copy.
  • The names, and contact information (including title, phone number, and email address) of three professional references. Please keep in mind that at least one of these references must be a science faculty member.

Below are the sections included in the application. Pay special attention that you are completing each required section. You will know you have successfully completed the application when you see a “Thank You” message.

  • Electronic Signature/FERPA Release
  • Applicant Information (name, DOB, Contact Information, etc.)
  • Educational Information
  • Transcript Upload
  • Criminal History
  • References
  • Waiver of Liability—after you select your answer, please move on to the next page. The application does not end here.
  • Short Answer Questions—we recommend that you utilize Word to type your responses there so that you can take advantage of the character count and spell check features before pasting them into the actual application.
  • Demographic Information (*Optional*)

Please ask your letter writers to mail their letters of reference/evaluation by no later than March 21.  Mark Early Assurance UKCOM-NKY on the outside of the envelope.

References can be mailed to UKCOM Admissions, 800 Rose St. Suite MN118, Lexington, KY 40536-0298

Early Assurance Program Application