In 1981, Kentucky became the first university in the nation to create an academic center exclusively for student-athletes with the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS). Today, CATS is recognized nationally as a model for comprehensive academic support, providing each student-athlete every opportunity to succeed.
Our student-athlete's individual needs are at the heart of our program. From day one your CATS Counselor and Academic Advisor will help you with your transition to UK. Our 1-on-1 Proactive Tutoring Model will give you a head start on classes. Our ongoing support will ensure you meet the academic and athletic demands to stay on track for graduation.
When you commit to UK, we commit to you through our experienced and devoted CATS staff to maximize your academic potential and instill a commitment to continued education development. Our Lifetime Scholarship Program has provided tuition assistance to more than 150 former Wildcats to complete their bachelor's degree program after pursuing professional athletic opportunities.