Non-Degree Certification Students

The University of Kentucky offers admission to students pursuing course work applicable toward non-degree certification. These include Rank I Certification and Fifth Year Certification through the College of Education. This is a separate type of admission, which differs from post-baccalaureate status. Minimally, the Graduate School requires applicants for certification to meet the same admission requirements as for post-baccalaureate status, but the unit often imposes additional and more rigorous requirements for admission. It is best to consult with the Director of Graduate Studies in the specific area for which certification is sought prior to applying.

Certification students who later wish to transfer credits into a master's or specialist program at the University of Kentucky may do so. The requirements and limitations are the same as for any transfer of credits into such a program.