A pre-requisite for admission to the Distance Education Graduate Certificate is admission to the University of Kentucky Graduate School. Evidence of an awarded baccalaureate degree must come from an accredited institution of higher learning. Graduate student admission status may be post-baccalaureate or non-degree.

Those students who are enrolled in graduate programs at other institutions may be admitted to the Graduate School as visiting students. Students enrolled solely in online courses will be billed as a resident student.