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Accepted Students

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kentucky! 

What to do next: 

#1. Activate link blue account

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:

LINK BLUE ID: This ID typically contains three or four letters followed by three digits.

UK ID NUMBER: This number is eight digits in length.

Next, Login with your link blue ID and default password to begin the activation wizard. The default password is u$ followed by the last six digits of your UK ID number followed by the word blue.

Example: U$345678blue

For step-by-step directions through the activation wizard, go to

#2. Select your "see blue." U Orientation date

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.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND A TUITION DEPOSIT. UK does not require a tuition deposit. You will receive a bill after the semester begins. You'll learn all about tuition, fees, and payment options at your "see blue." U.

#3. Financial Aid and Scholarships

UK is proud to award more than $180 million in financial aid and scholarships annually. Automatic and competitive scholarship applications are part of the UK undergraduate admission application. To be considered for competitive academic scholarships your application must be received by January 15.


Financial Aid

Apply early for financial aid. The priority deadline for application is February 15. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at All students should fill out this application; it is available in January. Include UK’s federal school code, 001989, on your application.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available in January. The deadline is February 15. UK's federal school code is 001989.

For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Apply for an Academic Scholarship

The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Program offers funds to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. All academic scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis.

For more information about freshman scholarships, visit the Incoming Freshman Scholarship page. The deadline for incoming freshmen is January 15.

The transfer student application can be downloaded here. The deadline for incoming transfer students is May 16.

#4. Housing

If you plan to live on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as possible after admission to UK. UK students can now apply for Undergraduate Housing online via the Housing Portal. Students should login to the myUK Portal using their Link Blue credentials and select the Undergraduate Housing link on the Student Services - > myInfo tab.

Check out the Living Learning Programs that UK Housing offers. UK currently offers these living areas in on-campus housing, including communities for fine arts majors, Honors students, German-language students and students interested in civic engagement. The Living Learning Programs at UK offer a great opportunity for students to live among and interact with other students who share their interests.

#5. Connect with Us

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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#6. Visit Campus

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.

#7. Applying for Parking

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 24. Parking permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit Parking and Transportation Service’s website.

#8 Get to Know Your President

Watch a personal welcome message from President Eli Capilouto and learn UK's fight song!

#9 Laptop/Tablet Recommendations

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.

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