Student Services – University of Kentucky College of Design
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Student Services

From the time you make the decision to attend the College of Design at the University of Kentucky until it’s time to order your cap and gown for graduation, the staff in Student Services is there to help guide you through your higher education journey. This includes academic advising, course approvals, UK policies and procedures, and your responsibilities as a student.

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Current UK Students

Undergraduate students already enrolled at the University of Kentucky may apply to programs in the College of Design using the links below:

Bachelor of Science in Product Design

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate program application deadlines are as follows:

Early Action Track: December 1
Regular Action Track: February 15

Applications will be accepted after February 15 as space in the program is available.


From the first day of classes and holiday schedules to registration and payment deadlines, remember these important dates to ensure your academic success.

Design Mentorship Program

The Design Mentorship program is a volunteer-based mentor placement initiative designed to pair architecture, interiors, historic preservation and urban design students with professional working in a related field. The program provides an opportunity for students to learn from experienced professionals with similar interests and begin to build their professional network. Students and mentors are invited to attend monthly networking events and are encouraged to schedule additional times to meet on their own as necessary.

To join, students and professionals can select the corresponding option below and complete a brief questionnaire.

Details about our monthly networking events can be found on the College Calendar.


Request a Mentor (Design Students)Serve as a Mentor (Design Professionals)

Examples of Student & Faculty Work


I’ve been accepted — what do I do now?

At the point of admission, we ask that you complete and return to us the acceptance and enrollment forms that are included with your admission letter, along with a 2”X3” recent photograph of yourself. Please visit the website to sign up for a summer orientation session.

Are there scholarships available to incoming and/or current students?

Yes, please contact Student Services in the College of Design at 859-257-4365 for more details.

I’m an incoming freshman. What computer is recommended?

Consult our Computer Specifications for our full computer recommendations.

Do I have to be a part of a College of Design program to take College of Design courses?

For the most part, yes. A limited number of architectural and interior design courses are available for non-majors. For example, ID 161, ID 162, ID 101, ID 102, ARC 111, HP 101, DES 101. For further information, please contact the College of Design Student Services Office, 108 Pence Hall.


Does the College of Design offer summer courses or studios?

Yes, the majority of summer courses are part of Education Abroad programs. For further information, please contact the College of Design Student Services Office.

Does the College of Design require co-ops or internships?

No, but we encourage students to gain real-world experience through spring break shadowing and practice previews, internships, education abroad treks, and any other ways to get to know the world and the place of design within it.

What is the job placement rate of College of Design graduates?

This varies from year to year. But, for example, nearly every 2016 graduate of the School of Interiors has a job. Some had them before graduation but more typically the transition to the profession occurs in the first few months after graduation. Because so many of our students participate in shadowing and internships, these transitions often happen at some of the very same firms and in the very same cities where students have spent some time.