2014 Summer School

Summer School at UK welcomes new and continuing University of Kentucky students, visiting students from other colleges and universities, teachers, and practicing professionals who take courses to advance their credentials. 

10 Advantages of Summer School at UK:

  1. Finish your degree sooner 
  2. Smaller class sizes 
  3. Lower student-faculty ratios for more interaction between you and the professor 
  4. Complete prerequisite courses 
  5. Smaller class loads to focus on challenging courses 
  6. Take popular classes frequently closed during fall/spring semesters 
  7. Shorter terms 
  8. Greater access to resources, parking and facilities 
  9. Optimal time to study abroad
  10. Over 350 online course offerings – take courses from across the globe

Current UK Students

Current UK students should first meet with their advisor to discuss degree plans and options. If you are currently enrolled and plan to attend the 2014 summer sessions, you should priority register during your assigned three-day window. Additional dates to add summer courses include the secondary registration windows (April 21-22) and Add/Drop. For further information, please contact your advisor, or use the Registration Help Line: (859) 257-7173.


Non-UK students

A goal of the University of Kentucky is to provide appropriate access to academic courses for students desiring to continue their education without seeking a degree. Non-degree status affords an opportunity for individuals to pursue lifelong learning without the structure of degree-seeking status. Most non-degree students are considered "Lifelong Learners" and include the following groups: Donovan Scholars, students who have already earned degrees, and non-traditional students who wish to begin their studies as non-degree students in order to be considered for degree-seeking status later. Other students eligible to enter the University in a non-degree status include visiting students from other colleges and universities and high school students of exceptional ability.


Housing Options

Living on-campus can add even more to your summer school experience. On-campus housing for undergraduates is available in one of our new residence halls (Central Hall II) for the entire summer session (May 11, 2014 – August 7, 2014). Even if you’re only taking classes for part of the summer, the same housing is still available.

Apply for Housing

Students can apply for summer housing online via the Housing Portal. Students should login to the myUK Portal using their Link Blue credentials and select the Undergraduate Housing link on the Student Services - > myInfo tab. For questions about Housing contact ukhousing@email.uky.edu or by phone at (859) 257-1866, or stop by the Housing Assignments Office in 125 Funkhouser Building, during regular business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday).


Withdraw from Summer Classes

For information on how to withdraw from your summer classes, please visit http://www.uky.edu/registrar/withdrawal. If you are enrolled in only one class in the summer and wish to withdraw from it, you will need to contact the Registrar’s office via fax, phone, or walk-in.


2014 Summer Session Calendars


There are two Summer Sessions:

  • 1st Summer Session* - May 13 - June 10, 2014
  • 2nd Summer Session** - June 12 - August 7, 2014

*Earn up to 4 credit hours

**Earn up to 9 credit hours


Summer School by the numbers

The University of Kentucky offers a wide range of courses throughout the summer. With roughly 800 different courses for Summer I and around 1,100 are offered for Summer II, there is a wide range of possibilities.

Summer I 2014 (4 Week Session)

    Total sections: 1,017

    On campus sections: 896

    Online sections: 121

Summer II 2014 (8 Week Session)

    Total sections: 1,478

    On campus sections: 1,242

    Online sections: 236

Overall Summer 2014

    Total sections: 2,495

    On campus sections: 2,138

    Online sections: 357


What courses are available?



UK Core Offerings for Summer 2014


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