The number system reflects the level of course material and associated rigor. With the exception of upper graduate level and professional courses, any prerequisite restrictions limiting the level of a student accepted into a course shall be specified in a course prerequisites. Courses shall be numbered as follows:
|No credit, non-degree and/or developmental courses;
|Freshmen level course; undergraduate credit only;
|Sophomore level course; undergraduate credit only;
|Junior level course; undergraduate credit only;
|Advanced junior and senior level course; undergraduate credit only;
|Senior and first year graduate level course; graduate credit for non-majors only;
|First year graduate level course; undergraduate and graduate credit;
|Upper graduate level course; open only to graduate students;
|Professional Programs course; open only to students in professional colleges and to students in other colleges offering professional degrees as defined by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
|The letter R following the course designation and number indicates a remedial course. No course designated with an R will be counted as credit toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky.
Courses may be approved for variable credits, e.g., (1-3), (2-6), etc. In no case, however, may the total credits exceed the maximum number authorized for the course.
Repeated registration in a course may be allowed if the course description carries the statement: “May be repeated to maximum of … credits.” However, a student may enroll only one time in a specific course during a given semester. Courses with the same number are not considered to be the same course if different identifying titles are an integral part of the record.
Unless indicated in the course description, the number of credits for a course indicates the number of lecture or discussion or class hours.
Exceptions to the requirements for admission to courses may be made as follows:
Seniors with superior ability or preparation may be admitted to courses numbered between 600 and 799, upon approval of the instructor, the dean of the student’s college and the Dean of The Graduate School.