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Frequently Asked Questions-Selective Admissions

Can I submit copies 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 your 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 wishing to apply for two programs should submit a packet for both programs but may submit one set of transcripts. The transcripts should be placed in one of the packets with a note in the other packet stating the student's intentions of applying to multiple programs. Both packets should be submitted to the Office of Admissions as complete at the same time. Students are limited to apply for no more than two programs. If a student is interested in applying for two Associate Degree campus locations, they can select two campuses on their checklist and submit one packet of documents. 

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

Once you have created a Selective Admission account and submitted a complete packet you can log in to the Selective Admission System to check on your account. You will be able to see if we have received everything we need to process your application packet. It will be marked "yes" next to complete if you have everything we need to consider you for the program. 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?

All students must attend a pre-admission conference for their prospective program. For a list of pre-admission conference dates, click here. At each pre-admission conference, the guidelines for applying for the program will be discussed.

It is imperative that after attending the pre-admission conference, you create your SAS account and check your email regularly, as all correspondence from the Office of Admission will be communicated via email. You will also obtain the checklist for your complete packet application for your desired program by logging into your SAS account.

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.


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 to let you know your status (accepted, declined, or alternate). You will have two weeks from the date the email is sent to log in to your SAS and accept your position or alternate position in the program. After two weeks has passed, 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

The packet may also be mailed, but please ensure that you have adequate postage. Packets must be postmarked by the published deadline in order to be considered for admission.

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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