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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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How to Apply

We get it. Applying to college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve had to make so far in life. Luckily, we’ve streamlined this process down to a “1, 2 & done” routine. Have a question about your application? Refer to our FAQs or contact us.


Apply to Architecture

1. Apply to UK.
2. Apply to the School of Architecture.

Bachelor of Arts in ArchitectureMaster of Architecture

Apply to Historic Preservation

1. Apply to UK Graduate School.
2. Apply to the College of Historic Preservation.

Master of Historic PreservationOn-Campus Graduate CertificateOnline Graduate Certificate

Urban & Environmental Design

1. Apply to UK Graduate School.
2. Apply to the MUED program.

Master of Science in Urban & Environmental Design

Deadlines

Remember these dates to ensure your academic success:

February 15: Deadline for undergraduate applications to School of Architecture and School of Interiors
March 1: Deadline for graduate applications to Historic Preservation
March 16-21: Spring Break – Academic Holidays
March 15: Deadline for graduate applications to School of Interiors
March 20: Last day for filing an application for a May 2020 undergraduate degree online in myUK
March 30 – June 21: Priority registration for the 2020 Fall Semester and 2020 Summer Session
April 3: Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
April 9: Last day for candidates for a May 2020 degree to schedule a final examination  in The Graduate School
April 10: Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2020 Summer Session
May 4-8: Final Exams
May 8-9: Commencement


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

Photo by GLINT Studios
Photo by GLINT Studios

FAQs

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, www.uky.edu/seeblueU/, to sign up for a “see blue.U” 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, 108 Pence Hall.

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.