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Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kentucky! 

Download 2016 Acceptance Packet

#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:

STUDENT TEMPORARY PASSCODE: This code is six characters (alpha/numeric)>

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

Next, go to

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

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

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.

3. Send Final Transcript

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.

4. Review Transcript and Degree Planner (APEX)

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:

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 

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 for application 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.

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.

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 23. 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

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

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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