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Craft Academy applicants are high school sophomores who will have completed geometry, algebra I, and algebra II by the end of their sophomore year. Students are selected based on ACT scores, academic grades from ninth and tenth grades, interest in advanced careers in science, technology, engineering and math, student responses to application essay questions, interviews by academy staff members, and recommendations from teachers and other individuals who can attest to a student’s need and preparedness for the program.

Craft Academy applicants for fall 2022 must:
  • Be a current resident of the state of Kentucky;
  • Be a high school sophomore;
  • Complete geometry, algebra I and algebra II prior to enrollment; and
  • Earn a minimum of 18 in English, 21 in Reading and 22 in Math on the ACT or 520 or higher SAT ERW score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and a 540 or higher SAT Math score.
  • The application for the Class of 2024 will open Aug. 2, 2021 and remain open until Feb. 1, 2022
Required supplemental items include an official high school transcript, ACT test scores, answers to the five essay questions on the application and three letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by school personnel and at least one written by a community member.


Cost of Attendance

The cost of tuition, room and a meal plan are covered by the academy. Students will be responsible for purchasing textbooks, additional meals and any other personal or miscellaneous expenses. There is no fee to apply.


Begin the application process at

You may save your application at any point and finish at a later time. Please remember your login information and password. If you have forgotten this information, please do not create a new application or account. If you are unable to access your account please contact our office at 606-783-5102 or

Application Directions

  1. Click here to begin application process. The application site will open in a new window.
  2. Select "Create Account." Create an account for your Craft Academy application, fill out your personal information, and select a password.
    1. Answer the question, "Which statement best describes you?" with "Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics."
    2. Your entry term should be "FALL TERM 2022."
    3. Your academic level should be "CRAFT ACADEMY."
    4. Your academic program should be "CRAFT ACADEMY." 
  3. Start your application by entering your personal and academic information.
    1. Under "application listing," select "CRAFT ACADEMY APPLICATION."
    2. Select the area of interest "Fall Term 2022 - CRAFT ACADEMY," then select, "Start a new application here."
    3. Complete the online application. Your entry term should be "Fall Term 2022," your academic level should be "Craft Academy," and your academic program should be "Craft Academy," then click "submit."
    4. Complete the next section titled, "Personal." Please answer all questions.
    5. Complete the section titled, "Academic Plans." For "Applying as which type of student," answer "High School Student Program (Dual Credit - Eagle Scholars)" and for "Applying to Enroll" answer "Fall Term 2022."
    6. Complete the next section titled, "Family," then save and continue.
    7. Complete the next section titled, "Academics." Your academic program should be "Craft Academy." Under "List any AP/IB/Honors classes and any organization participation," you can also list any academic clubs/organizations. Under "other organizations or activities," you can list social/recreational clubs/organizations.
    8. Five essay questions are located at the bottom of this page. Please PRINT these for your future reference, then save and continue.
    9. Certification - Certify the statement and click "submit application."
  4. Once you submit your application, you will be directed to a thank you page which contains information on all supplemental items, and the Craft Academy's mailing address (see below).
  5. Mail or email your supplemental items - All supplemental items must be submitted as a single, complete packet containing:

To submit these supplemental items by mail please address them to:
Craft Academy
ATTN: Sydney Kester

Morehead State University
260 University Blvd.
Morehead, Kentucky 40351

You will receive an email confirming your submission once we have received your online application and all supplemental materials.


Application and Selection Dates for Class of 2024

  • Applications are accepted beginning Aug. 2, 2021.
  • The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2022. Submit your completed application online by Feb. 1, 2022, and submit your supplemental items as a packet postmarked or emailed no later than Feb. 1, 2022.
  • Students who are selected for interviews will be notified after the Feb. 1 deadline, and the interview date is TBD.
  • Final selections will be made in April/May 2022. Seventy-four high school sophomores will be selected to begin in the Fall of 2022 semester at Craft Academy as high school juniors.