Admitted Transfer Students
Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kentucky!
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)>
UK ID NUMBER: This number is eight digits in length.
Next, go to newstudent.uky.edu
For step-by-step diections through the activation wizard, go to uky.edu/ukit/help/linkblue#activate
This should be completed right after admission. 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.
When courses are completed with final grades pelase send all final/official transcripts to the Undergraduate Amdission Office to ensure your transfer credits are applied to your UK transcript.
Prior to your "see blue." U Orientation, 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.
Steps to Access the Degree Planner (APEX)
1. Login to my UK using your link blue account: myuk.uky.edu
2. Select the Student Services tab then the myRecords sub tab
3. Select and view Unoffical Transcript
4. Select the Student Services table then the Degree Planner (APEX) sub tab
5. Sleect Request New Audit from the Audits drop-down menu
6. Click Submit New Audit
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 for application is March 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 beginning January 1. Include UK's federal code, 001989, on your application.
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.
Living on campus and particiapting in an LLP offer students the opportunity to live with those who share similar insterests 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. Rememeber - apply for Housing/LLP right after admission to UK.
To apply for Housing and your LLP, got to myUK portal, select myInfo, select Undergraduate Housing.
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.
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.