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YouK: Summer Discovery Program

We’re Rethinking Our Summer!

For first-time freshmen*, this program is specially designed to give students the opportunity to live on campus early, acclimate to campus life and take two in-person classes.

Classes begin June 30 and will continue through August 11.

Students will live in a residence hall, have a full meal plan for our outstanding dining halls, access to gyms, wellness support and academic support. Additionally, our talented student organizations will provide programming throughout the six-week session that include opportunities to make friends for life, such as movies on the lawn and more.  

*Eligible students are those who applied and were admitted for fall 2021

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Program Cost

First 500 students to sign up get up to 50% off!

Discounted Rate
In-state students $2,299*
Out-of-state students: $4,650*

*Does not include program or learning fees

Many students may be eligible for federal grants/funding to help with program costs. Learn about applying for Summer Financial Aid.

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Summer Courses, on Campus or Online

Current Students Register on myUK

Currently Enrolled UK students can register for summer courses by logging in to myUK.

Be Part of A Wildly Powerful Community

It has been an unprecedented time for all of us.

But we are emerging toward a return to normal operations this summer and fall. That’s why we are transitioning our Summer 2021 course catalog to accommodate what works best for students like you. From a fully residential six-week experience on campus with two in-person classes for incoming Freshman taught by world-class faculty, to in-person classes for local commuter students or online classes for students anywhere in the world.  

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Academic Excellence

Whether in-person or online, UK delivers a high-quality education experience.

We draw on the resources of a flagship university that includes undergraduate, professional, media, and agricultural colleges—one of only a handful in the country with the array of programs on one campus.  

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