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Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kentucky! 

1. Activate link blue account

Link blue is a term created by UK Academic Planning, Analytics & Technologies to define a directory account (user id and password) which can be used when connecting to many campus-wide systems, including myUK, Blackboard, and APEX Degree Planner.

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

Your link blue account must be activated to select your "see blue." U Orientation date. If you need assistance, contact the Orientation Office at (859) 257-3256.

3. Send Final Transcript

When courses are complete with final grades please send all official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admission Office.

4. Review Transcript and Degree Planner (APEX)

Prior to your Advising Conference, it is critical for you to review your unoffical transcript and your Degree Audit to determine how each of your courses transfer and apply to your major.

5. Financial Aid and Scholarships

UK is proud to offer a limited number of competitive scholarships specifically to transfer students.

1. Trustees Scholarship Program

2. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

3. William C. Parker Scholarship

4. Legacy Tuition Program

5. Kentucky Tradition

6. Wildcat Welcome

Apply early for financial aid. The priority deadline to apply is March 15. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at All students should fill out this application; it is available beginning January 1. Include UK's federal code, 001989, on your application.

6. Housing and Transfer Living Learning Program

If you plan to live on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as possible after admission to UK. Applying for admission and applying for housing are two separate processes. Usually, new students who apply for housing prior to May 1 can be reasonably sure that housing will be available when they enter school in the fall.

Visit the campus housing to learn about the different housing options and find out about all the advantages that living on campus offers.

The Transfer Living Learning Program offers students the opportunity to live on campus with other students who share similar interests or majors. This community offer specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff, and a supportive environment that focuses on student success. You may apply for a Living Learning Program when you apply for Housing.

Transfer Living Learning Program Information

Fall Priority Application Deadline: May 1

UK's Office of Off-Campus Student Services provides support and services to students who choose not to live in university residential facilities. The OCSS creates resources, programs and solutions that assist off-campus students in developing and maintaining positive connections with the University, the neighborhoods in which they live and the greater Lexington community. Their website also features a housing locator to search for available housing.

7. Connect with Us

Just because you're an admitted student doesn't mean that you have all of the answers. We are here to help you! Be sure to connect with Admissions and your university on social media.

Undergraduate Admission 

8. 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. We encourage all students to take advantage of the opportunity to see their new Kentucky home through an official visit to UK. The Visitor Center holds information sessions that are specific to transfer students. Please visit HERE to register.

9. Apply for Parking

If you plan to bring a car to campus, you will want to sign up for a UK parking permit. This 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.

10. Get to Know Your President

11. Laptop/Tablet Recommendation

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.

12. Disability Resource Center

Students with disabilities or chronic health problems should contact the Disability Resource Center at (859) 257-2747 for information about services, academic accommodations and disability documentation guidelines.
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