Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kentucky!
What to do next:
Link blue is a directory account (user id and password) used when connecting to many campus-wide systems, including myUK, Blackboard, and APEX Degree Planner and iTunesU.
You will need the following information from your admission letter:
STUDENT TEMPORARY PASSCODE: This code is six characters (alpha/numeric)>
Next, go to newstudent.uky.edu
For step-by-step directions through the activation wizard, go to uky.edu/ukit/help/linkblue#activate
This must be completed by May 1 for freshmen admitted to the fall semester. Your link blue account must be activated to select your "see blue." U date. If you need assistance, contact the "see blue." U office at (859) 257-3256.
For more information about your "see blue." U, visit the "see blue." U website.
UK is proud to award more than $230 million in financial aid and scholarships annually. Automatic and competitive scholarship applications are part of the UK undergraduate admission application, so there is no separate application from awards from the institution. To be considered for competitive academic scholarships your application must be received by December 1.
Apply early for financial aid. The priority deadline for application is February 15. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. All students should fill out this application; it is available in January. Include UK’s federal school code, 001989, on your application.
For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.
If you plan to live on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as possible after admission to UK. Apply for admission and apply for housing are two separate processes. Usually, new students who live on campus and in a Living Learning Program are more successful students.
Students who applied for admission before December 1 (Early Action Track) should apply before February 15 for the Housing/LLP Early Action Track. Students who applied after December 1 (Regular Decision Track) should apply for Housing/LLP by May 1. (Housing only deadline is May 1).
Living on campus and participating in an LLP offer students the opportunity to live with those who share similar interests or majors and to find a close-knit community within a large university. These communities offer specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff, and a supportive environment that focuses on student success. Remember - apply for Housing/LLP right after admission to UK.
To apply for Housing and your top 3 LLP choices, go to myUK Portal, select myInfo, select Undergraduate Housing. A Housing Deposit will be required by May 1.
Check out this video that walks you through the steps of applying.
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Just because you’re an admitted student doesn’t mean that you have all the answers. We are here to help you! Be sure to connect with Admissions and your university on social media.
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No, you didn’t read that heading incorrectly. Even though admission to the University has already been granted, many students have not taken an official campus tour and visit. We encourage all students to take advantage of the opportunity to see their new Kentucky home through an official visit to UK.
If you plan to bring a car to campus, you will want to sign up for a UK parking permit, which allows you to park in permit-designated lots on campus. You can apply online between July 1 and August 23. Parking permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit Parking and Transportation Service’s website.
The University of Kentucky strongly recommends that each student purchase a personal laptop computer or equivalent tablet device. A student's program requirements, budget, and preference should be the primary factors in choosing a laptop/tablet. Most laptops on the market will meet basic needs; however, UK offers a few guidelines. A student should also consider the major he or she will be pursuing, as some areas of study may have more stringent requirements than the recommendations listed below. We have also included some Frequently Asked Questions to help guide you in your decision.
Students with disabilites or chronic health problems should contact the Disability Resource Center at (859) 257- 2754 for infomration about services, academic accommodations and disabilty documenatation guidelines.