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

You'll be connected with a single point of contact at UK, your $50 application fee will be waived and you'll fill out an abbreviated application with a quick turnaround time, and you'll have access to academic advising, priority enrollment and a personalized degree summary and audit.

For more information, contact Aaron Vaught, at aaron.vaught@uky.edu or (859) 257-2031.

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 UK's list of 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.

Are there any online classes available?

Yes! Visit UK Online for more information.

Can I test out of classes?

UK does allow credit by exam for CLEP. Visit the UK Bulletin's section on Special Academic Programs 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 this short application and mail it, along with all your college transcripts, to the address below: 

University Registrar
University of Kentucky
10 W.D. Funkhouser Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40506-0054

Does UK offer any options for childcare?

Yes, please visit the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass website for more information.

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