Follow these steps after you confirm that you're attending UK!

1. Activate linkblue Account

You'll use your linkblue account to connect to many campus-wide systems, including myUK, Canvas, and APEX Degree Planner and iTunesU.

You will need the following information from your admission letter:

  • STUDENT TEMPORARY PASSCODE: This code is six alpha/numeric characters.
  • UK ID NUMBER: This number is eight digits in length.

Next, go to and complete the process. Check here if you need help.

2. Select Your "see blue." U Orientation Date

This should be completed right after admission, and you can register for your "see blue." U orientation here. Please note that your linkblue 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 the courses from your previous institution are completed with the final grades posted, please send all final/official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admission Office (100 Funkhouser Building, Lexington, KY, 40506-0054) to ensure your transfer credits are applied to your UK transcript.

4. Review Your UK Transcript and Degree Audit

Prior to your "see blue." U orientation, please review your unofficial transcript and your Degree Audit to determine how each of your courses transfer and apply to your major.

Steps to Access Your Unofficial Transcript

  1. Login to myUK using your linkblue account.
  2. Select the Student Services tab, then the myRecords sub tab.
  3. Select Unofficial Transcript.

For more information on what these course codes mean, click here and check under Transfer Course Codes.

Steps to Access Your Unofficial Transcript the Degree Planner (MyUK GPS)

  1. Login to myUK using your linkblue account.
  2. Select the Student Services tab, then the Degree Planner and Registration (MyUK GPS) sub tab.
  3. Click Menu and Degree Audit, followed by View to pull up an updated degree planner.

Please note that you will not be able to register for UK courses until you have attended a "see blue." U orientation.

5. Check Available Scholarships and Financial Aid

UK offers a number of competitive scholarships specifically for transfer students. For more information, please visit our Scholarships website. Additionally, some colleges and departments across campus offer scholarships in their areas of study. You can find a list of those here.

Don't forget to apply for financial aid, as well! You can find more information on the Financial Aid website.

6. Plan For Housing

If you plan to live on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as possible after admission to UK. Please note that applying for admission and applying for housing are two separate processes. To apply for Housing, head over to myUK, select myInfo, select Undergraduate Housing, and for more info on UK's available campus housing, please visit the Campus Housing website.

Additionally, 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

Now that you're a Wildcat, be sure to connect with UK Admissions and your new university on social media.

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8. Visit Campus

Yep, you read that correctly! If you haven't yet taken an official campus tour, we invite you to come check out our beautiful campus and your new Kentucky home. The Visitor Center hosts Transfer Visit Days specifically designed for transfer students, and you can find more information about those here

9. Apply for Parking

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

11. Get a Computer

UK strongly recommends that you purchase a personal laptop computer or equivalent tablet device. Most laptops on the market will meet basic needs; however, your program requirements, budget, and preference should be the primary factors in choosing a laptop/tablet. Here are a few guidelines.

12. Connect With Campus Resources

Find our comprehensive list of campus resources here.

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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