Project Graduate

Project Graduate is a statewide initiative to assist adult learners who have accumulated 80 or more credit hours to return to finish their first bachelor’s degree.

UK Project Graduate benefits include:

  • Single point of contact

  • Application Fee waiver

  • Academic Advising

  • Priority enrollment

  • Quick admit

  • Degree Summary/Audit

  • Academic Bankruptcy on case-by-case basis

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the criteria for Project Graduate?

Prior UK Students must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be eligible for readmission to complete your 1st bachelor degree
  • You must have at least 80 earned credits
  • You must have been out of school for at least 2 years

Transfer Students from public institutions in the state of Kentucky must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be eligible as a transfer to complete your 1st bachelor degree
  • You must have at least 80 earned hours
  • You must have been out of school for at least 2 years

I have 80 credit hours but some are from a community college, will those apply?

Yes, but UK limits the total number of transfer credit hours from a community college to 67 credits.

Do I have to complete the same degree I started?

No. UK offers many degree programs and majors. Visit http://www.uky.edu/registrar/content/2015-16-majors for more information.

I have been out of school for 20 years. Can I still return?

Yes. Project Graduate students can return at any age.

Can I test out of classes?

Yes. UK allows credit by exam for CLEP. Visit http://www.uky.edu/registrar/sites/www.uky.edu.registrar/files/sap_1.pdf for more information.

Does a Project Graduate degree differ from any other bachelor degree?

Project Graduate is not a degree, but a program to assist students who want to return to pursue any UK undergraduate program.

How do I apply?

Complete the short application using the button above and send all transcripts to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar University of Kentucky 100 W.D. Funkhouser Bldg. Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0054

Does UK offer any options for childcare?

Yes, please go to the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass website at http://www.cdcbg.org/ to find more information.

For more information, contact Mike Shanks, Project Graduate Liaison, at mike.shanks@uky.edu or (859) 257-6306.

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