Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens

The steps below are for Donovan Scholars - senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older and Kentucky residents (KRS 164.284). Donovan Scholars are eligible to have tuition waived up to 6 credit hours per semester.

Apply for admission to the college

Your first step is to complete an admissions application. You can access the application by visiting the Online Admissions Application portal. Should you require accommodations for completing the application, please contact Disability Support Services at 859-246-6728 or toll free at 866-774-4872, extension 6728.

Donovan Scholars should apply as non-degree seeking students. You will select this option when the application prompts you to choose a description for yourself. If classes are filled, the institution may deny "admission."

Step 2

Setup your student account

Once you submit your admissions application, visit User Account Center to create your user profile, obtain your student ID and username, and to set your password. This account will give you access to your student self-service (registration, payments, financial aid, grades, etc.), e-mail, and any online courses you enroll in. Please note that you will not have access to your student email account until after you have registered for classes.

Step 3

Submit documentation

If you believe you may be eligible for the Donovan Scholar waiver, please submit a copy of your driver s license to the Office of Admissions for verification of age and residency.

If you will be hand-delivering documents after hours, you may submit using the drop box located on the door to the Admissions Office located in room 119 of the Oswald building at the Cooper campus. The drop box is secure and checked daily for submissions.

Students who later decide to become degree-seeking must submit all required documents, such as an official high school transcript or GED transcript, any college transcripts, and any necessary international student documents in order to be admitted as a degree-seeking student.


Register for classes

Donovan Scholars are considered non-degree seeking college students. Non-degree seeking students are not required to meet with an academic advisor. Your online portal, available as a link in your mailed acceptance letter, will provide instructions for creating your student account. You will login to your student account to register for classes. For question regarding registering, you will need to contact the Registrar's Office at (855) 246-2477 or via email at


Submit waiver form

Once you are registered for classes your first semester, your waiver will be applied to tuition charges for the current term. Once the waiver has been applied for the current term, you will need to submit the Donovan Scholar Online Waiver Renewal Form each semester after you have enrolled in classes.