Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. The University of Kentucky is working to confirm if programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the state of Kentucky. Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in their state or territory are strongly encouraged to check their state’s or territory's information on the Out-of-State Students page and contact the appropriate licensing agency in their state or territory to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their state.

The Kentucky Virtual Campus is a resource if you are seeking specific courses not offered through UK. The course you need might be available elsewhere in the state.

Your course textbooks may be purchased online through the UK Bookstore, or from other online sources, and mailed directly to your home. You can access textbook information through the UK Bookstore or through your course enrollment page on myUK.

Interactive video is two-way audio and video technology that enables students at remote sites to participate in the same course in a real-time learning environment. This means that your instructor may not be in your classroom but you will still have access via a direct video feed. On-site technicians proctor classes and assist with any technology issues.

Online courses utilize a number of internet technologies such as learning management systems, email, discussion boards, streaming video, wikis, interactive video, and web-conferencing. Online courses can be completely asynchronous (no ‘real-time’ interaction) or can have synchronous components (some real-time interaction). Students considering taking an online class should review the distance learning readiness page and technical requirements to determine if online courses are right for you.

Please see Student Hardware & Software Guidelines for more information about the computer and technical requirements.

Distance Learning students enrolled at the University of Kentucky are eligible for the same financial aid as on-campus students. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information and to address your specific needs.

Yes, you will earn exactly the same credit as a course taken on the main campus. If you are unclear about whether a Distance Learning course will count toward your degree, be sure to contact your advisor.

Students will pay a $10/ per credit hour fee for all courses taken through Distance Learning Programs.

To enroll in any course at the University of Kentucky, you must first be admitted as a student. To apply, please visit the undergraduate admissions page or the Graduate School admission page. Once admitted as a University of Kentucky student, follow the instructions in your acceptance letter concerning registration. If you're having problems with registration, please contact us.

Select certificate and graduate credit programs are available entirely online and many others are available in an interactive video or hybrid format. In addition, the University of Kentucky offers individual online courses that may apply towards your degree. See our Programs page for more information.