Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements

Out of State Residents: Although applications from nonresidents are accepted, residents of Kentucky are given preference for admission. This policy is consistent with the mission of the University of Louisville as a state university. Residency must be established prior to making application. For more information regarding residency requirements and deadlines, please refer to the Student Residency page.

International Applicants: Absent special circumstances, an applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be considered for admission to the School of Medicine. Special circumstances may be considered where the applicant has a pending application for permanent residency status in the United States and A) is either married to a U.S. citizen who has an established residence in Kentucky and intends to remain in Kentucky, or B) has numerous members of his or her immediate family who have established residence in Kentucky indefinitely. All decisions as to whether special circumstances exist in a particular application for admission shall be made by the Dean or her designee.