Academic Common Market Program

The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a cooperative tuition-reduction agreement among 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states. The program enables Kentucky students who are interested in an academic program not offered at a public university in Kentucky to pay in-state tuition at participating colleges and universities. Non Kentucky residents may enroll in an eligible Kentucky ACM program if approved by the ACM coordinator of the home state. The home state must be a participant in SREB. In Kentucky, the ACM program is administered by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE)

Information about the ACM program and a list of degree programs that are available can be found on the CPE website.

The Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) also maintains a “Frequently Asked Questions” list for the ACM.

At the University of Louisville the ACM program is administered through the Provost Office by:

Connie C. Shumake
Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Academic Planning
Office of the Provost - MITC 338, University of Louisville
Phone: 502-852-3551
Fax: 502-852-2344


Questions about university residency policy related to the ACM program can be directed to:

Joe Dablow
Undergraduate Affairs / Enrollment Management
Houchens Bldg. 160, University of Louisville
Phone: (502) 852-4969


Any questions from Kentuckians who wish to attend an out of state program can be directed to the CPE.