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Academic Calendar

Deadlines and dates from the university Registrar.

Academic Consultations

Need to talk to someone about how to improve your study habits? Want to speak with a fellow student regarding your time management skills? Individual Academic Consultations with a learning specialist are available to all UK students, staff, and faculty at no charge.

Academic Rights

Students attending the University of Kentucky have rights, and sometimes the rights afforded to them are violated.  Visit the Ombud's site for more information.

Accommodated Testing

The goal of the Disability Resource Center is to provide equal access to students who are eligible.

Add/ Drop

Check your current registration window, and add or drop a course through myUK.

Blind / Visual Impairments

The DRC provides a variety of services to students who are blind or visually impaired.

Bulletin / Course Catalog

The Bulletin (also called the course catalog) is your contract with UK. The University publishes the undergraduate Bulletin each academic year. Students are bound by the academic policies and curricula of the Bulletin for the semester in which they enroll into a degree program.

Campus Housing Policies

Policies regarding living on campus.

Career and Major Exploration

In today's workplace, you're not limited to just a handful of careers by your major. As you'll discover at the Career Center, any major naturally lends itself to dozens of fields and possible careers.  The UK Counseling Center offers assistance with career decision-making which may be particularly helpful for those whose process is complicated by anxiety, global indecisiveness, family pressures, low self-confidence, and challenges joining selective-admission programs.

Chellgren Fellowships

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is designed to provide experiences for outstanding undergraduates that go beyond classroom instruction in order to help them cultivate extraordinary academic achievement.

 Course Exceptions

To petition the General Education Exceptions Committee to accept one or more courses taken from other colleges or universities as meeting the requirements for one or more Graduation Writing, USP or UK Core courses, please visit this site.

Course Syllabus Disputes

The course syllabus is the first indicator of your instructor's expectations of the course and should offer you a detailed description of both course content and assignments. It functions as an academic "contract" between you and your instructor.

Cultural Issues - Administrative Support

There may be instances where students perceive that they are being discriminated against or sexually harassed. If you want to discuss either of these issues administratively, you should contact either Patty Bender or Terry Allen in the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.  The UK Counseling Center and VIP serve as resources for students struggling with the emotional fall-out resulting from discrimination or harassment.

Degree Audit (Plan your courses)

The degree audit software will offer an opportunity to evaluate a student’s current progress within their respective degree program and minor. Also provided to students are the means to explore their options from among a list of degree programs, majors, and minors. The students’ exploration can extend to the planned course feature allowing each student to be prepared for both their scheduled advising session and registration period.

Directors of Graduate Studies

A list of the Directors of Graduate studies, and their contact information can be found here.

English as a Second Language

The Center for ESL assists students in achieving their language proficiency goals for academic, professional, and social purposes.

Exchange Students

The University of Kentucky welcomes exchange students from our partner institutions.  We help students make the most of their visit by introducing them to campus life through K Week International, which includes a check-in workshop, orientations, advising conferences, and social events.

  First Generation College Students

Being a first generation (1G) college student means neither of your parents earned a Bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives.

First Scholars Program

First Scholars addresses the unique challenges of students who are the first in their families to attend college and supports them as they obtain a degree.

Freshman Programs (CARES)
 

The CARES office offers a number of programs for Freshman, incuding: Critical First Year Program, The Multicultural Student Fall Orientation, First Year Focus Seminars, and more.
Additionally, the Office of New Student & Parent Programs seeks to ease the transition of new students to the University of Kentucky through K Week, UK 101/201, the Common Reading Experience, and the K Book. We are also here to help UK parents and families support their sons and daughters through the UK Parent Association.  Visit this website for more information.

Freshman Summer Program

FSP is a six week residential enrichment program designed to orient first year students to academic and student life at UK.

General Chemistry Learning Center

The General Chemistry Learning Center is located in CP-133 and is open to any student needing help with 100-level general chemistry classes. All help is provided on a drop-in basis by TAs from the general chemistry lab courses.

GPA Calculator

Calculate your GPA.

Grade Disputes & Appeals

If students believe they were graded unfairly on a particular paper, test, or other assignment, or if they believe their final course grade is unfair, they are encouraged to share their concerns with the instructor of the course and/or the chair of the department where the course is taught.

Immigration, Visas, and Related Issues

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) in the Office of International Affairs, located in Bradley Hall, provides information and assistance regarding immigration matters related to the University of Kentucky.

International Student and Scholar Services

ISSS provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 1,600 international students, 325 international faculty and staff, and 250 exchange visitors.

Internships

An internship is a professional-level learning experience in the workplace. It provides an opportunity to apply learning from the classroom in a real situation.

IT Service Desk

UKIT Service Desk staff are located across campus to assist students, faculty, and staff with the use of centralized computing resources, system security and passwords, laptops, and other IT needs.

LinkBlue / Passwords

The University of Kentucky Information Technology created the term "link blue" 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.

Living Learning Program

The Living Learning Program at the University of Kentucky recognizes that college students learn both in and out of the classroom.

Majors & Minors

The current listing of majors and minors at UK.

Math Resource Center

 The center is a computing and mathematics learning center of the Mathematics Department and the Mathematical Sciences Computing Facility at the University of Kentucky.

myUK

Student information and registration portal.

National Student Exchange (Study at another U.S. School)

Exchange at one of nearly 200 campuses throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada at in-state tuition rates!

Off-Campus Library Access

If you are not on campus and you click on a UK Libraries' web link for any proxy-accessible resource, you will be prompted by EZProxy to enter your AD account name or MC account name and password (or your last name and library barcode will work, too) into the log-in boxes

Parking & Transportation

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is committed to serving the campus community through responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions at the University.  Use this page to access the complaints & appeals section of their website.

Parking & Transportation

A parking permit shall be defined as any device issued by Parking & Transportation Services and/or authorized personnel that allows the approved user access to park in a specific parking lot, zone, or area on the University of Kentucky campus.

Sophomore Support Programs (Pathfinder)

The Pathfinder Program is an exploratory and development program designed to assist second year students in persisting through to the third year and addressing the issues associated with the "sophomore slump".

Placement Testing

Placement testing for both current UK students and prospective students.

Professional Enhancement Opportunities for Graduate Students

Tools and events to help enhancement professional opportunities for graduate students can be found here.

Registration

The Registration Office coordinates registration for all undergraduate and graduate students at UK.

Research Abroad

Research abroad programs allow students to conduct research at some of the world's top research institutions or conduct independent research in the field

Research Student Organization

The Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is a Student Organization at the University of Kentucky.

Residence Life

Residence Life manages on-campus housing for undergraduates and supports students in their academic and personal goals.  It oversees the assignments process, hires and supervises the staff members who live in the residence halls, coordinates the Living Learning programs, helps maintain safe, secure, and inclusive environments, provides leadership development and involvement opportunities, and supports students’ academic efforts by keeping in touch with their progress and connecting them with out-of-classroom resources.

Robinson Scholars

The Robinson Scholars Program serves first generation college-bound and college students who have demonstrated the potential to succeed but who might encounter economic, cultural, or institutional impediments to their completion of four-year college degrees.

Schedule of Classes

View the current schedule of classes through myUK.

SOAR

SOAR focuses on professional and leadership development that enhances the career preparedness for juniors and seniors entering the job market or attending graduate/professional school.

Student Ambassadors

The Undergraduate Studies (US) Student Ambassadors are a group of current and former US students committed to the promotion of Undergraduate Studies and the University of Kentucky.

Student Athlete Academic Services (CATS)

The mission of the CATS program is to create an environment where all student-athletes have the opportunity to maximize their academic, personal, and social growth and improve their post-college quality of life.

Student Code of Conduct

Review the UK Student Code of Conduct.

Student Computing

Resources at UK's Libraries.

Student Email

Learn about student email accounts at UK.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services has resources available for these students.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to work with students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to enroll in academic coursework abroad that complements coursework here at UK.

Study Smarter Seminars

The Study Smarter Seminar is a one-time, non-credit earning seminar designed to help students master the art of effective study.

Table of Graduate Admissions Officers

Use the table below to find your Graduate Admissions Officer.

Peer Tutoring

Academic Enhancement's Peer Tutoring Program, located in The Study, offers drop-in group tutoring in over thirty courses.  The goal is to enhance students' academic experiences through collaborative learning, peer-to peer support, and an energetic, scholarly atmosphere.  This free service is available to all UK students, and no appointments are necessary.

Transcripts / Student Records

Visit the registrar's site for questions about your transcripts & student records.

Transfer Advising

Transfer Student Services at the University of Kentucky is committed to making the transfer process as smooth as possible for you.

Transfer Equivalency Database

Search the database for equivalencies. 

UK 101 & UK 201 Peer Instructor Liaisons

Every year three UK 101/201 Peer Instructors are selected to serve as Peer Instructor Liaisons, a leadership role within the Peer Instructor experience.  Besides continuing to serve as Peer Instructors, the Liaisons work with UK 101/201 staff to help recruit Peer Instructors, plan and implement Peer Instructor trainings, and create a clear and consistent line of communication between Peer Instructors (via e-mail, social media, etc.).  Liaisons each receive a $500 stipend per semester for the two semesters served.

UK 101 & UK 201 Peer Instructors & Liaisons

UK 101 and 201 Peer Instructors play an integral role in the transition and success of our new students.  The Peer Instructors help teach the UK 101 and UK 201 classes, which are orientation courses for our freshmen and transfer students.  Every Peer Instructor is paired with a faculty/staff instructor, and the two work together to create the best experience possible for all students enrolled in UK 101 and 201.  This experience gives students valuable leadership skills including teaching, public speaking, mentoring, and more.
Every year three UK 101/201 Peer Instructors are selected to serve as Peer Instructor Liaisons, a leadership role within the Peer Instructor experience.  Besides continuing to serve as Peer Instructors, the Liaisons work with UK 101/201 staff to help recruit Peer Instructors, plan and implement Peer Instructor trainings, and create a clear and consistent line of communication between Peer Instructors (via e-mail, social media, etc.).  Liaisons each receive a $500 stipend per semester for the two semesters served.

UKCore Appeal for Exceptions

To petition the General Education Exceptions Committee to accept one or more courses taken from other colleges or universities as meeting the requirements for one or more Graduation Writing, USP or UK Core courses, please select the appropriate form on this site.

Undergraduate Research

Find a faculty mentor & conduct research as an undergraduate student at UK.

Veterans Issues

The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve.

Withdrawal

All students, including degree seeking, non-degree seeking, and visiting students, who wish to leave the university during a term (fall, spring or summer) must formally withdraw.

For more information about withdrawing, or to discuss options before withdrawing, please contact first your academic advisor, then your financial aid counselor.

The Writing Center

The University of Kentucky Writing Center offers free and friendly assistance to all students, faculty, and staff. We help with the process of composing and communicating in all media, including essays, reports, posters, visuals, websites, slide presentations, and videos. Visit our ukwrite.wordpress site to see all that we have to offer. We can help at every stage of the composing and communicating process, and we can share ideas on creative, academic, and professional projects.

Staffed by graduate students and undergraduate peer consultants, the Writing Center offers free individual and group consultations. We provide a supportive and confidential environment tailored to the needs of our clients.

Location: W.T. Young Library, Room B108B, in the Hub (lower level)

Monday through Thursday 9 AM-9 PM; Friday 9 AM-3 PM; Sunday ONLINE ONLY 8 PM-11 PM Register as a new client and/or log in to schedule appointments at uky.mywconline.com Please let us know if you have any questions. Contact Judy Gatton Prats, WC Director, at judithgprats@uky.edu

Writing Consultations

The University of Kentucky Writing Center offers free and friendly assistance to all students, faculty, and staff. We help with the process of composing and communicating in all media, including essays, reports, posters, visuals, websites, slide presentations, and videos. Visit our ukwrite.wordpress site to see all that we have to offer. We can help at every stage of the composing and communicating process, and we can share ideas on creative, academic, and professional projects.

Staffed by graduate students and undergraduate peer consultants, the Writing Center offers free individual and group consultations. We provide a supportive and confidential environment tailored to the needs of our clients.

Location: W.T. Young Library, Room B108B, in the Hub (lower level)
Hours for Spring 2014 (January 15th-May 2nd, 2014):
Monday through Thursday 9 AM-9 PM; Friday 9 AM-3 PM; Sunday ONLINE ONLY 8 PM-11 PM Register as a new client and/or log in to schedule appointments at uky.mywconline.com Please let us know if you have any questions. Contact Judy Gatton Prats, WC Director, at judithgprats@uky.edu