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Selective Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit PHOTOcopies of my transcripts?

We can only accept official documents issued from the college or high school/GED® testing agency. For colleges, we must have official college issued documents showing all periods of enrollment. High school transcripts must have a school seal on them and a graduation date. GED® transcripts must show official test scores.

Do I need to submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions I have attended?

Yes. We must have transcripts from every college you have attended even if you only took one course or you never received credit for the courses you attempted. If transcripts have already been submitted for general admission to KCTCS then you do not need to include second copies of these transcripts in your packet. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted. 

How can I apply for more than one program?

Students applying for two selective admissions programs for the same term may submit both applications and their required checklist items at the same time. Students should be sure to complete both application checklists in the packet, as well as a note in the packet stating their intention of applying to multiple programs. In this case, only one set of official transcripts is needed. Both packets should be submitted to the Office of Admissions as complete at the same time. Students are limited to applying for no more than two programs per term.

How can I make sure everything was received for my selective admission packet?

The program checklist that you are required to submit with your packet lists each item that you must submit to have a complete application submission. Once you have created a Selective Admission account and submitted a complete packet you can log in to the Selective Admission System (new window) to check on your account. Your application status will be visible under the file status tab within ten business days of your submission. If your packet is listed as incomplete in the file status tab, please review the file status items to see what checklist item you are missing. If your application is listed as complete, this means that you submitted a complete application. Please note that students' statuses will not be updated as "complete" until we have received the final transcript for the current semester.

What if I have ACT/SAT, or ATI:TEAS scores on file with BCTC already?

If you have test scores on file with BCTC then you will not need to resubmit official copies of them. You will need to print off a test score report from your student self service account and submit that with your packet. You can find your scores under: Student Self Service > Academic Records > View my test scores.

Please note: All students must submit the test scores required for each program. Please refer to your prospective program's checklist for specific requirements regarding acceptable tests and scores. If we do not have scores on file for you, we will require an official copy submitted in your packet.

What if I have already submitted official transcripts to the college?

If transcripts have already been submitted for general admission to KCTCS then you do not need to include second copies of these transcripts in your packet. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.

To be processed and considered for a selective admission program you must submit a complete packet with all documents required by the published deadline. To find out what is required to apply for a selective admission program please go to the Selective Admission Programs page.

What if I see a discrepancy in my selective admission account?

Please contact us at as soon as possible so we can look into the problem.

Please note that email is the most effective and efficient manner to contact the Office of Admission in regards to any issues or questions concerning your Selective Admission process. Due to FERPA regulations, we may be unable to communicate any information regarding your admission packet or status of admission if we are unable to verify your identity.

What if my cumulative GPA is below the published GPA for my program?

If your GPA is below the program s requirements, you will not be able to be processed nor considered for the program.

What if my packet/checklist is incomplete?

If your packet/checklist is incomplete when you submit it to the office, it will not be considered for admission unless it is completed prior to the application deadline.

What is the process for applying to a selective admission program?

Most selective admissions programs require proof of attendance at an annual preadmission conference as part of their program application. For programs that do not require preadmission conferences, optional informational sessions are often held. Please visit the Conference Dates page for a list of conference & informational session dates. At each pre-admission conference, the guidelines for applying for the program will be discussed.

After attending your program’s preadmission conference (if required), you can create your SAS account, or log into a previously-created account. You can access your program checklist that details each item that you’ll be required to submit in your application packet.

After obtaining your checklist, you will be required to turn in your complete packet to the Office of Admission by your program application deadline. No late packets will be accepted. Once you have applied to a selective admissions program, all application processing updates from the Office of Admissions will be updated to your SAS account, and automated emails will be sent to whatever email is associated with your SAS account to notify you of updates.


When will I know if I've been selected?

We will update your acceptance status in the Selective Admission System (SAS) once the selection committee has made a decision. You will be sent an email notifying you to check your SAS account to review your status (accepted, declined, or alternate). You will have two weeks from the date that your acceptance decision is posted to your SAS account to log in to your SAS and accept your position or alternate position in the program if one has been offered to you. If you were offered an acceptance or alternate position and have not made any decision to accept or decline that position in SAS within the two-week window, you will be automatically declined, and your spot will be given to another student.

Where can I go to get an application packet?

Once you have created a Selective Admission System account you may begin assembling your application packet by printing off the program checklist and gathering the required documents. Once complete, you will return your packet to one of several locations:

  1. The Office of Admissions, 500 Newtown Pike, The Den - Preferred Location - all packets will be processed from this location.
  2. The Lawrenceburg campus
  3. The Danville campus
  4. The Winchester campus

You can also mail the packet. Please ensure that you have adequate postage. Packages must be postmarked by the published deadline for consideration. For peace of mind, you may wish to send your application by certified mail.

Office of Admissions
The Den
500 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508


Who do I need to talk to about my classes transferring to BCTC?

Once you have applied and been accepted to the college you may schedule a pre health advising appointment.

Your advisor can complete a program degree audit and guide you in taking any required prerequisite courses. 

How do I access the program checklist for my application?

  1. Log in to your Selective Admissions System account.
  2. Click the tab labeled "Program Info and Checklists."
  3. Click the bold red link labeled "Click Here for Program Checklists."
  4. Complete the form accessed through that link, and your desired program checklist(s) will be sent to you via email to print.

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