The 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 and is consistent with the educational mission of the University.

There are three types of non-degree students at the University of Kentucky. The first two types, visiting and high school dual enrollment students, are degree-seeking at other institutions. The third type is not seeking a degree from any institution at the time of enrollment




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Term Application Deadline
Fall July 1
Spring November 15


Non-Degree applicants must submit the following:

  1. UK Application for Undergraduate Admission
  2. Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee: Attach $50 in cash, check, or money order made payable to the University of Kentucky. Full-time UK employees applying to take classes and who submit a copy of their UK staff card are not required to pay the processing fee.
  3. Transcripts: Students who will be visiting (transient) students at UK may submit either an official transcript from their home institution OR a letter of good standing from their home institution’s Registrar’s Office.  Students who have already earned a college degree are not required to submit a transcript in order to enroll at UK in a non-degree seeking status.
  4. Other documentation may be required.  Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (866) 900-4685 for more information.


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