Non-Degree or Senior Learning Student | SKYCTC

Non-Degree or Senior Learning Student

What is a Non-Degree seeking student?

A non-degree student is a student that has no intention of completing any certificate, diploma, or associates degree program.

What is a senior learning student?

A senior learning student is any non-degree student that is a resident of Kentucky and age 65+ that can supply a valid copy of a current Kentucky driver's license or state-issued ID in order to waive tuition. Please note, book costs and other course related fees are the student's responsibility.

How to Apply

Applying to SKYCTC is easy, and we'll be with you at every step of the way. Just follow these steps"

Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

To get started you'll need:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • An email address that we can use to contact you.
  • Name and address of the high school you have attended.
  • Name and address of any colleges you have attended.

    Start Your Application

Non-degree students are eligible to take up to 12 credit hours prior to meeting admission and placement requirements. If the course you wish to take has a prerequisite class, you will need to submit an official transcript from the college you received the prerequisite credit. (An official transcript is one sent from the college(s) attended directly to the Admissions Office at SKYCTC.)

For students who do not have transfer credit for college-level math, English, and reading, SKYCTC will use a cumulative high school GPA for placement at this time. High school GPA placement is based on the unweighted cumulative GPA recorded at the end of the most recent term completed. 

If you have not met the high school GPA requirement, you may need to submit additional test scores. 

Use one of the methods below to submit test scores, or you can schedule placement testing at our Career and Academic Planning Center by calling (270) 901-4339.

  • ACT and KYOTE scores can be submitted on a high school transcript.
  • You can request ACT scores online. ACT scores are valid for four years, and benchmark scores are as follows: English 14, Math 14, and Reading 16. (If your ACT scores do not meet these benchmarks, please schedule placement testing with the Career and Academic Planning Center at (270) 901-4339.)
  • You can request SAT scores online. SAT benchmark scores are: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 440, Mathematics 360.
  • AP scores may be used for placement instead of ACT scores.

And that's it!

If you have questions along the way, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals.