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Adult Students Services
offers programs, scholarships, advocacy and support to adult students who are (a) 25 years of age or older; or (b) married; or (c) a parent; or (d) starting or returning to college after having been out of school for several years.


Distance Learning Programs offers students a broad selection of undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and other programs throughout Kentucky and beyond. The same quality teaching and academic support services available on the main Lexington campus can be found throughout the extended campus.


Evening & Weekend Programs serves over 10,000 students each semester with over 400 courses taught in the evenings - 5:30 p.m. or later - and on weekends. Evening and Weekend Programs assists college students of all ages in achieving educational goals while balancing academic commitments with family and job responsibilities and time constraints.


Independent Study Program — Independent Study through correspondence allows students to continue their formal education without time or geographic constraints. This flexible approach to learning offers access to University faculty, but all course work is done independently.


Summer School — UK offers two sessions during the summer: a four-week session in May-June; and an eight-week session in June-July. We welcome new and continuing UK students, visiting students from other colleges and universities, teachers, and practicing professionals who take courses to advance their credentials.


2020 Scholars is a broad-based scholarships initiative designed to increase access to higher education among Kentuckians while pushing more students to take rigorous math and science courses in their junior and senior year of high school.


Winter Intersession offers intensive study between the fall and spring terms. UK's Winter Intersession provides students with a wide range of educational opportunities to concentrate on a single area of study or master a skill, enrich study beyond the normal curriculum, lighten fall or spring semester academic loads, participate in an internship or educational travel, accelerate academic progress or remain on schedule for graduation.

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