new system allows students at UK and Lexington Community
College to monitor their class schedules, grades,
transcripts, addresses, bills and other information.
Students can update their personal information and
can print copies of schedules, grades and unofficial
27, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
A new Web-based student information system allows
students to access their University of Kentucky records
from any location, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new webUK replaced the previous Student Access
Information System, or SAIS, this semester and includes
information for all current and many former students.
students at UK and Lexington Community College to
monitor their class schedules, grades, transcripts,
address, bills and other information. Students can
update their personal information, such as addresses
and phone numbers, and can print copies of schedules,
grades and unofficial transcripts.
launch, the site has averaged more than 2,000 hits
per day, with the busiest hours being 10 a.m. to 3
use it all though the day - the hours between 4 and
6 a.m. get an average of 10 hits an hour. Grades,
schedules, bills and addresses are the most active.
to give our students more flexibility and greater
access to their records," said Tonya Prince, assistant
director of technology and data management in the
Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar,
who maintains the system. "Students and parents told
us they wanted a way to access the information at
students could access their information though the
Web SAIS system or UK-VIP, a telephone access system.
able to access and print schedules and grades more
conveniently was a service many students requested.
Up to six semesters can be retrieved by the system,
and a report is given of semester and cumulative grade
wanted access for insurance purposes," Prince said.
"They could also use these records for anything that
doesn't require an official transcript."
transcripts, complete with the UK seal, still must
be obtained in the Registrar's office.
noted that the site's pages don't just offer information,
but are expanded to help students understand the records.
For instance, an explanation of how to calculate grades
is included in the grade report area.
reports also give students warnings regarding academic
and financial status, and tell them how to remedy
the situation. Version 1 of webUK will be updated
after the spring semester with version 2.3, Price
said plans for expanding webUK include application
status check for prospective students, financial aid
status check and registration for classes.
can be accessed at webuk.uky.edu
or through the UK Web Site Index under webUK.