2014 Advising Conferences

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 myUK.uky.edu. (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 MyUK.uky.edu
  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: https://secure.aleks.com/uky 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 http://support.aleks.com

    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 advconf@uky.edu 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: www.uky.edu/Housing/conferences/advising_conference_request.html. 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:



    Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau : 301 East Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 / Phone: 1-800-845-3959

    Bluegrass Airport: 4000 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510 / Phone: 859-425-3114

    Bluegrass Cab : 859-223-8888  

    Campus Map

    Advising Conferences for the Summer I & Summer II Terms

    Conference Date Which Students?  Alternate Date Option
    Summer I 2014
    Monday, May 12, 2014
    Freshman, Transfer, and Readmitted  Late Registration 
    May 13-14, 2014
    Room 100- Funkhouser Bldg
    Summer II 2014
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Freshman, Transfer, and Readmitted Late Registration 
    June 12-13, 2014
    Room 100 - Funkouser Bldg

    Advising Conferences for the Fall 2014 Term

    Summer Date Which Students?  Alternate Date Option
    April 25, 2014 Transfer June 27, July 7, July 14, August 25
    June and July 2014 Freshman 2-Day Conference August 25
    June 27, 2014 Readmitted  July 10, August 26
    June 30, 2014  Transfer July 7, July 14, August 25
    July 7, 2014 Transfer July 14, August 25
    July 10, 2014 Readmitted August 26
    July 14, 2014 Transfer August 25
    August 22, 2014 International Students Late Registration 
    August 27- September 3, 2014
    Room 100- Funkhouser Bldg 
    August 25, 2014 Freshman and Transfer  Late Registration 
    August 27- September 3, 2014
    Room 100- Funkhouser Bldg
    August 26, 2014 Readmitted, Non-degree, Auditing, and Transient Late Registration 
    August 27- September 3, 2014
    Room 100- Funkhouser Bldg

    Is my Advising Conference mandatory?

    All incoming degree seeking students are required to attend an Advising Conference.

    Is there a fee associated with my Advising Conference?

    All incoming freshmen have a $75 fee.   All transfer, readmission and parents/guests will have a $25 fee. The conference fee is added on the tuition statement.

    How do I activate the myUK  student account?

    With your admission letter please visit go.uky.edu/LinkBlueSetUp.  This site will provide you with step-by-step directions.

    I am locked out of myUK student account, how can I re-set my password?

    Your myUK student account requires that your password be reset every 90 days.  If you need your account to be reset please call our IT Help Desk at 859-218-4357.

    What should I wear to my Advising Conference?

    Please dress comfortably.  We will be inside for sessions but will be walking around outdoors. 

    Advising Conference Office

    Room 100 Funkhouser Building 

    University of Kentucky

    Lexington, KY 40506-0054

    Phone: (859) 257-3256 

    Fax: (859) 257-3823 

    E-mail: advconf@uky.edu
    Twitter: @UKAdvisingConf

    Want to learn more about the programs from Summer Advising Conferences? Here you can download additional information from various departments and programs across campus: 

    Summer Advising Program Mobile Schedule SAC Calendar 2013-14 Majors Summer Calendar

    Bicycle Facilities

    Campus Safety, Security & Fire Reports

    College of Public Health Undergraduate Classes

    College of Pharmacy - Prepharmacy

    College of Arts and Sciences 

    Common Reading Experience


    Education Abroad at UK

    Hilary J. Boone Center & Spindletop

    Honors Program


    Fraternity Membership


    The K Book is UK’s new student handbook and is written for new students by current UK students. New students will receive a copy of the K Book at Summer Advising Conference check-in. 

    KWeek - The Best Way to Get Started at UK!


    National Pan-Hellenic Council

    Office of Sustainability

    Parent Association

    University of Kentucky