Transfer Your KCTCS Credits Toward an EKU Online Degree

KCTCS and Eastern Kentucky University enjoy a close relationship and share much of the same introductory coursework. We have been able to create pathways that lead from a KCTCS credential to an EKU bachelor’s degree. These pathways should be used in conjunction with a professional transfer advisor from EKU Online and your KCTCS campus.

This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree and planning to transfer from a KCTCS institution to EKU Online.

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Plan Your Path to EKU

Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help you plan for transferring to EKU to complete your baccalaureate degree. The pathways assist you in taking the appropriate courses prior to your transfer and constitute an agreement between KCTCS colleges and EKU confirming that all the KCTCS courses indicated in a given pathway are guaranteed to be accepted at EKU and that the courses will count toward completion of a particular major.

  • Business: Accounting
  • Business: Business Administration
  • Business: Risk Management & Insurance
  • Child & Family Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Corrections & Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation
  • Fire Protection Administration
  • Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology
  • Homeland Security
  • Occupational Safety
  • Paralegal Science
  • Paramedic
  • Police Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • RN-BSN
  • Social Work
  • Sport Management

Colonel Connection
Joint Admission Program

The Colonel Connection is a Joint Admission program between EKU and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), designed to make the college transfer process SIMPLE!

Colonel Connection Program Benefits:

  • When you sign your Colonel Connection Student Agreement, your KCTCS transcripts will automatically be sent to EKU at the end of each term so your EKU Degree Works audit is always synchronized to reflect your current coursework
  • Your individualized degree plan is locked, meaning that changes to your plan due to curriculum updates are unlikely*
  • You will be assigned a Colonel Connection advisor to help you review your Degree Works audit to measure where you are along the pathway to your EKU degree
  • Best of all – once you are admitted to EKU, your admission status remains active as long as you are enrolled in the Colonel Connection program and adhere to the agreement. So there is no need for another application when the time comes to transfer, just submit the Colonel Connection Admission Request to the Student Outreach and Transition Office

Note: If you are in your final semester of coursework at KCTCS, you should apply to EKU as a transfer student instead of joining Colonel Connection.

* If a certifying agency requires that a curriculum be changed, your degree plan may be altered as well. The Colonel Connection program is administered by the Student Outreach and Transition Office (SOTO).  Contact one of our dedicated EKU Transfer Coordinators who will help you get Colonel Connected. 

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