Use this checklist to gather materials needed to apply to a graduate program with UK Online. 

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Check your program of interest to see additional application requirements.

Many graduate programs require additional information from applicants that must be uploaded to the application. This may include a curriculum vita, personal statement, writing sample or an assistantship application. 

Also, some programs may require you submit a separate application in addition to your application to the UK Graduate School.  

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Create an account with UK’s Graduate School.

All graduate applications to the University of Kentucky Graduate School must be submitted online. You may apply for as many programs as you wish, but EACH application requires completion of a separate application form and submission of a separate application fee.     

Each application will require a separate account consisting of:
    (i) an email address
    (ii) a username
    (iii) a password

NOTE: You will use this account information to return to complete an unfinished application or review a completed application.

View the Graduate School application process for details on the application process to our graduate programs.


Prepare and submit your application.

All materials must be uploaded to the online application system. You can save your progress and return to your application later should you need to wait on documents. Once everything is ready, submit your application. 

Currently the fee for domestic applicants is $65.00 per application for domestic applicants and $75.00 per application for international applicants. Please note that the application cannot be submitted without payment of this fee. Application fees are non-refundable. 

If you have any questions about UK’s online graduate application process, you may either send an e-mail to or call either (859) 257.9390 or (859) 257.4905.    


Await your application review and decision.

Students will be contacted with a decision via email and regular mail. You can also view the status of your application by logging into your account.

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