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Selective Admission: Equine Studies

The process for applying is a “Complete Application Packet” format. Students must submit all documents below in one envelope to be considered for the program. Even if you are currently enrolled, we will need all documents submitted to Locust Trace AgriScience Farm, ATTN: North American Racing Academy / Dixie Hayes, 242 Locust Farm Road, Lexington, KY 40511 by March 1, 2014 (extended deadline) for admission to the spring 2014 semester or March 1, 2014 for admission to the fall 2014 semester.  Only complete packets will be processed and considered for the program.

Gather all of the documents required below for consideration to the Equine Studies/NARA program and place them in one envelope:

  • Create a Selective Admissions System account. Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must submit a complete packet of all documents listed here. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission and a complete packet of all documents must be submitted. Students who were listed on the Equine Studies/NARA Waitlist will also need to submit a complete packet to apply for the program.
  • An official high school transcript or official passing GED scores. Transcripts must show a date of graduation and official seal or signature. This is also required for students with college course work.
  • Official scores of the American College Test (ACT), the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), or COMPASS scores. This is also required for students with college course work.
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education attempted. Transcripts must be submitted from EACH college or university previously attended and must show every period of enrollment. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.
  • A copy of your birth certificate or a valid driver’s license.
  • Documentation of a satisfactory physical examination performed by a licensed physician:
    • Gross and fine motor coordination necessary to ride or work with horses
    • Visual acuity
    • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication
    • Physical Examination form
  • Complete and submit the Equine Experience Form and include supporting documentation.
  • In order to be considered for admission to the Equine Studies/NARA Program, each applicant must attend a mandatory preadmission conference with the Program Coordinator. Please refer to the preadmission conference website for further information. Additionally, you may view the Admissions Equine Studies PowerPoint to review admission requirements. However, please note that viewing this PowerPoint does not meet the standard for the required preadmission conference.

Reminder: Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Please turn in your packet to the One Stop Student Service Center, Building C, Leestown Campus, by October 1, 2013 for the spring semester or by March 1, 2014. Please allow 10 business days to process your application to the equine studies program. You will receive an automated e-mail informing you when your packet has been processed. To check on the status of your application you will need to login to your Selective Admissions System account. If you are interested in submitting a GPA recalculation form you can find further information here.

For additional information about the program, please check out the Equine Studies/NARA program website.