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To be admitted, junior and senior high school students should send:


To assist you in determining the courses in which you can enroll, please contact Rebecca Simms ( to schedule an advising session.

Refer to Transfer site for a complete list of transferable courses.


When all required materials are received at the office of Opportunity College, with a course enrollment form, students may enroll in up to two courses per semester.
After the first semester, students may request approval to enroll in more than two courses.

Junior and Senior high school students must meet course prerequisites and ACT/ COMPASS scores listed in the catalog to enroll in transferable courses.

Financial Aid

The Mary Jo Young scholarship, offered through the KY Dept. of Education, may cover course costs and book fees. See Scholarship


Books may be purchased at the college bookstores which are located at:

Cooper Campus

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington KY
Monday - Thursday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. & Friday 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Leestown Campus

164 Opportunity Way
Lexington KY
Monday - Thursday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. & Friday 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Books may be purchased online through Barnes & Noble Bookstores at


Library services are available on the Cooper (Oswald Building 221) and Leestown ("A" Building 108) campuses.

Online library services are available through KY Virtual Library at

Disability Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office at BCTC provides a full range of services to students who have disabilities. DSS goals are to ensure equal access and full participation for persons with disabilities in post-secondary education as outlined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Disability Support Services


Directions to request an official transcript are on the BCTC web page.

Tutoring Center

Tutoring Services are offered for all BCTC students. There is a Tutoring Specialist available to assist students with study strategies on an individual basis, in small group workshops, or in classroom settings.

Student E-Mail

  • When students are enrolled, they receive a student ID. (It is a nine digit number that begins with "00".) This 9-digit student ID appears on the student schedule.
  • Students should use Internet Explorer web browser to visit
  • This link gives step-by-step instructions to set up the student email account, using the Student ID.
  • The student email account is important for notification from the college, receiving grades, and other information.

Tuition and Payments

BCTC waives part of high school student tuition, so that the cost is 50% of regular tuition. Effective summer 2011, full tuition for students will be $135.00 per credit hour. High school students should register with the office of Opportunity College to receive this tuition waiver. If a high school student has been previously enrolled and wishes to register online, he or she should notify the same office. Contact Us.

Tuition may be paid


High school students taking courses at the Cooper or Regency campuses should call the UK Parking Office at 257-5757 or check for information about parking permits.

Transfer of Courses

Technical program dual credit courses transfer to colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Some technical courses may transfer to other four-year colleges or universities.

General education dual enrollment courses will transfer to any KCTCS institution and may be included in the KCTCS General Education Certification which will transfer to Kentucky public four-year colleges and universities.

High school students who expect to complete requirements for a bachelor's degree at another college or university should consult the curriculum recommended in the catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer. Please see Transfer Center on the BCTC home page for additional resources.