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We know you have some questions, and we're here to help. 

Students confirmed for orientation can find more about their next steps on their Checklist.

You can also learn more about the University of Kentucky's response to COVID-19.

If you have any questions that are not answered below, let us know.

Confirming plans to attend UK

Has the May 1 decision deadline been changed?

Yes. The University of Kentucky’s May 1 confirmation deadline was moved to June 1. If you are ready to confirm your spot in #UK2024, we encourage you to register for your orientation.

I have questions about attending UK, and I would prefer to meet with someone about them.

The University of Kentucky is proud to have a passionate and dedicated recruitment team that is happy to provide information to prospective Wildcats. Our recruiters are offering live chats any time, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The chat feature can be accessed on the University of Kentucky’s admission webpage.

Aside from registering for an online orientation, what other steps do I need to take to confirm my spot at UK?

Registering for an orientation is the official way to confirm your attendance at UK!

You can see more about other steps – including information on housing, financial aid and scholarships – in our new student checklist and orientation checklists.

The orientation date that I prefer is not displaying within my registration portal.

As with our in-person orientations, we still have to maintain a registration limit for each academic college’s sections. This ensures that our advisors can provide individualized, personal advising experiences for each student.

Only orientations with adequate space remaining in your college’s section will display as available within the registration portal.

Do I need to submit my final high school transcript?

A final high school transcript showing GPA and date of graduation is still required even if your school used a pass/fail grading system for the final semester. Please have your high school counselor send directly to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission

100 W.D. Funkhouser Bldg.

Lexington, KY 40506-0054.

Is UK still accepting AP and IB testing for credit?

Test modifications and changes are not affecting our current credit awarding process for incoming students. Please have the testing agency send your official score report to the University of Kentucky.

Orientations now online

Why are we moving summer orientations online?

Summer orientations - "see blue." U - will be held online this summer, in accordance with the university's decision to hold the summer 2020 session online and limit in-person, on-campus programming through July. We wanted to communicate these changes as early as possible to give students and families time to plan, so we made this decision ahead of May 1 and shared it with students by email and on our social media pages.

Will my registered date in June/July change?

No. All dates of our orientations will remain the same; they will simply take place online. We provided more information in your Checklist.

Is the orientation fee be reduced? What about guest fees?

Yes. The orientation fee was reduced from $125 to $75. The $125 pre-enrollment deposit remains the same and is still fully applied toward the tuition statement in August. Additionally, though we will be providing family-specific programming during our online orientations, we will not be charging guest fees.

For those that have already paid the fee at the $125 rate, you were issued a credit in April to your student account that will be applied to your tuition statement in August (or toward your summer tuition charges if you're taking summer coursework).

What will the schedule for these online orientations look like?

It is important that you continue checking your UK email address for additional information. 

During our online orientations, students will still receive comprehensive campus resource information, connect with other incoming Wildcats and speak with an academic advisor to complete course registration.

The latest information can be found in your Checklist.

Will I still be able to meet with an advisor?

Yes. You will have an opportunity to attend an advising session during your orientation.

Will I need any specific equipment or software to participate in the online orientation?

We ask that all of our students attending an orientation have access to a stable internet connection and a device that has a webcam. If a webcam is unavailable, there will be the option to participate using audio-only. 

What if I do not have reliable internet access at home?

If you are worried about being able to connect with us virtually, please let us know by email at orientation@uky.edu as soon as possible. We’ll work with you to find a solution to ensure you’re registered for classes this fall.

Visiting campus

I still would like to see the campus before making the decision to confirm at UK.

While physical tours have been suspended, the University of Kentucky Visitor Center is proud to share our beautiful campus through our enhanced virtual tours and online information sessions. This is the best way to experience the true beauty of UK’s campus while also ensuring safety.

Are there still any events scheduled to provide information?

The University of Kentucky always strives to meet students where they are. We are continuing to find ways to do so in the face of today’s challenges. As a result, many events we had planned have been rescheduled and redesigned into an online format so that students can still engage and interact with our recruitment team and one another.

I already made travel arrangements. What should I do?

Since we are unable to host you on campus at this time, we would suggest canceling or postponing any hotel or flight reservations to visit campus this summer. As information about fall move-in and Family Weekend (September 25-27, 2020) becomes available, you may consider using any travel vouchers at that time.