Freshman Advising Conference Information

Freshman Advising Conference Informational Brochure (PDF)

Transfer Advising Conference Information

To ensure the best advising and course registration experience for each transfer student, the deadline to confirm your attendance at the April 25 Fall 2014 Advising Conference will be on Friday, April 11. This will allow the faculty and staff on campus to make necessary preparations for your arrival and to ensure that your completed coursework from your prior institution/s has been equated to UK courses and applied to your UK transcript. For additional information, please contact the UK Transfer Center at 859-257-9532.

April 25 Advising Conference Confirmation Packet (PDF)

What is my Advising Conference?

Advising Conferences are for admitted students only.

At the Advising Conference students will meet other students, hear from campus offices and organizations, meet with your academic advisor and also register for classes. By registering for your  Advising Conference you are notifying our Office of Undergraduate Admission of your intention to attend UK.  Because our conferences are open on a first-come, first-serve basis, we encourage you to confirm as early as possible. 

How do I sign up for my Advising Conference?

To select your conference date, please log on to myUK at (Note: This requires that you have successfully activated your link blue account as outlined in your acceptance letter.  If you have not already activated this account please do so by visiting

Once your account has been activated, follow these steps to sign up for your Advising Conference:

  1. Login to
  3. Click on the Student Services tab.
  5. Select the Admissions tab and on the Advising Conference Registration link
  7. Click on View Conferences to Register and then click Go. You will be presented with one or more advising conference dates. Select the conference of your choice.  If you are having trouble seeing your date options, please be sure to scroll over and down on the myUK screen to see all available dates.

To set up your Advising Conference, please follow the directions below. Advising Conferences are term and major specific. Click here (PDF) for instructions on activating your computing account.

Math Placement Exams

Students who have an ACT math subscore below 19 (or SAT below 460) are required to take the ALEKS online placement test.

If you do not have an ACT/SAT subscore and do not have any credit for a 100-level math course, you are required to take the ALEKS online placement test.

Students who have an ACT math subscore 19 or above (or SAT 460 or above) will be placed in the appropriate math course based on their ACT or SAT scores. Please refer to math placement chart. Please note: this chart is for information purposes only. Students should always consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses.

You do not have to take the ALEKS Online Placement Test if the math component of your:

  • ACT is 19 or above
  • SAT is 460 or above
  • KYOTE is 22 or above
  • COMPASS is 36 or above


    If you would like to register for a higher math course than your current test scores allow, you would then take the ALEKS online placement test You should consult with your academic advisor when making the decision whether or not to take ALEKS.

    You will be able to access the ALEKS Placement test using this link: Students will sign in with their Link Blue username and password the same as they would for their myUK.

    If you are having any technical problems, contact ALEKS at (714)619-7090 or

    Major Change

    If you wish to change your major, you must do so prior to your Summer Advising Conference.

    The conferences do have a maximum capacity for each college and therefore major changes are restricted at the conference and if you choose to change, you may be instructed to return for a later conference. To change your major, please send an email to with your full name, student ID number, birthday and new major request. Your request will be reviewed by your UK Admissions Officer and they will be in contact regarding if the change was successful.

    Overnight Accommodations/Hotels

    If you wish to stay with us on campus (this is not a requirement) then you should reserve a room in Keeneland Hall. The room rates for both guests and students is $35 per night, per person.  You may reserve your room online at: Check-in will begin at 4:00pm on the day prior to day one of your conference and you must check-out no later than 2:30pm on day two of your conference.  Keeneland Hall is open from 3:00pm Sunday to 3:00pm Friday for our Summer Advising Conferences.

    If you are planning to stay overnight in a local hotel, we strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are many events scheduled in Lexington and hotel availability may be limited.

    The following is provided for your convenience:



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