Hello, thank you for contacting the Eastern Kentucky University Office of Admissions. The university offices are closed from Friday, December 17, 2021 – Monday, January 3, 2022.
Please see below for answers to Frequently Asked Questions while we are closed:
We encourage you to submit your admissions application. The undergraduate application is free! The Spring 2022 undergraduate admission deadline for on-campus students has been extended to Jan. 12, 2022.
For incoming freshmen planning to enroll in the Fall 2022 term that begins in August, Feb. 1 is the admissions deadline for merit scholarship consideration. You must be admitted by Feb. 1 in order to be automatically considered for merit scholarships. These awards will continue to be made after this deadline until funds run out. The Fall 2022 undergraduate admission deadline is Aug. 1, 2022.
If you are a graduate student planning to pursue a master’s, doctoral or graduate certificate, please email the EKU Graduate School regarding admission deadlines or your application.
In-person campus visits will resume Jan. 24, 2022. You can schedule yours using our Campus Visit page.
You can also take advantage of a mobile-friendly self-guided tour of campus. There are recommended tours you can explore on campus or create a personalized tour of buildings of your choice. Please note that due to university closure Dec. 17, 2021, through Jan. 3, 2022, you will not be able to see inside any buildings if you opt to do the self-guided tour.
If you prefer not to travel, our virtual tour is a great way to learn more about campus from the comfort of your home! Check out our virtual tour.
Registration for additional in-person and virtual EKU Admissions events will be available soon.
Virtual appointments with EKU Admissions will resume beginning Jan. 4, 2022. You can go ahead and schedule one now! Locate your counselor here. Select your county or state from the dropdown menu and click “Schedule an online appointment” to see availability and schedule. We have student, parent and school counselor appointments available.
New Student Orientation
The Spring 2022 New Student Orientation for Richmond campus incoming and transfer students is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a virtual orientation. You can register for orientation. Once you select the time, you will log in with the email and password you used to submit your admissions application.
Orientation for Fall 2022 incoming freshmen will open in February.
myEKU and EKU Student Email
If you have been admitted and need to set up your myEKU and EKU student email, please log in to your admissions portal.
To login, you will choose ‘Returning users Log in’, then enter the email and password you used to submit your admissions application.
Choose your application on the screen and it will open to the welcome page EKU WELCOME. On that page, you will find directions to set up your EKU MyMail (student email), your student number and password. You can use that information to set up your EKU MyMail (student email) and access your myEKU account (the administrative portal for students).
Accepting Scholarship Awards
Merit scholarship award notifications have been released to admitted freshmen for Fall 2022. If you were eligible, an email notification was sent to you and an official award letter was mailed to the address listed on your application.
Freshmen must accept their merit scholarships through myEKU. The email notification about your scholarship award directs you to login to myEKU to accept your scholarships. Your login credentials are your ID and the PIN that you created when you set up your account.
If you have not yet set up your myEKU account, go to the myEKU webpage for instructions.
The housing application will open early December and students apply for housing through the Housing Portal. More information can be found here:
Online Housing Application.
Your username and password for the Housing Portal is the same as your EKU MyMail (student email) credentials. Once you are admitted, please wait 48 hours before applying for housing.
More information about requirements for living on campus and exemption requests can be found here: Residency Requirements and Exemption Requests.
Questions about housing and residence life or the housing application should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are admitted and need to work on your I-20, student VISA or SEVIS paperwork, please email email@example.com.
If you still have documents to submit, please upload them directly to your Admissions Portal with the exception of your college transcripts or transcript evaluations. Those must be sent directly to EKU Admissions from the school or service. Access your portal.
To login, you will enter the email and password you used to submit your admissions application.