Welcome EPE Students!


When you applied to UK, you were given a UK email address. This address is associated with your registration and student records and will be used for all formal communication.


Connect with other EPE students through the EPE Graduate Student Council’s website and Facebook group.

Policies & Procedures

Student-related department policies are based on the Graduate Bulletin published by the University of Kentucky Graduate School. Details and department specific policies are found below:

Enrollment and Registration Status…how to stay in good standing
Program of Study and Advising…planning for success
Master’s Student Details…for our MS students
Doctoral Student Details…for our EdD and PhD students
Progress to Degree… per department policies

More information on departmental policies can be found in the Student Handbook.

Registration & Scheduling Your Classes

When admitted to the department, you were assigned a temporary advisor to answer your initial advising questions. Soon you’ll identify a major professor who will guide you in completing your degree. Email is typically the best way to contact your advisor.

Each semester you will register for classes online when your registration “window” opens. If you miss your window or have to make changes there will be an “add/drop window” just prior to and during the first week of classes. Consult the UK Registrar’s website for further information. Visit the EPE Courses page for more information on EPE course offerings.


Students seeking funding or assistantships should be sure to notify our department administrative assistant, Katie Cross Gibson. You are responsible for doing your own funding research by checking the Graduate School and College of Education websites. Fellowship and TA applications are typically due in February for the following school year. Assistantships and fellowships that begin in January are rare, but do occasionally happen.  Additional information regarding funding can be found HERE.


The calendar below incorporates dates from the Academic Calendar as well as EPE-specific events, deadlines, etc. For a list of important university-wide deadlines and registration dates, please reference the Registrar’s Academic Calendar.