Transfer Admissions - Next Steps
Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kentucky!
What to do next:
Link blue is a term created by UK Information Technology 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. You will need the following information from your admission letter: Link blue ID: This ID typically contains three or four letter followed by three digits UK ID number: This number is eight digits in length
This must be completed by May 1 for freshmen admitted to the fall semester. Your link blue account must be activated to select your Advising Conference date. If you need assistance, contact the advising conference office at (859) 257-3256.
For more information about your Advising Conference, visit the Advising Conference 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 Advising Conference.
Prior to your Advising Conference, it is critical for you to review your Degree Audit to determine how each of your courses transfer and apply to your major.
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.
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.
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.
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 website to download a housing application, learn about the different housing options and find out about all the advantages that living on campus offers.
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.
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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 May 1 and August 31. Parking permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit Parking and Transportation Service’s website.
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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.