Frequently Asked Questions
BBN Orientation Overview
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 – on our admitted students page.
I have questions about attending UK, and I would prefer to meet with someone about them.
The University of Kentucky has a passionate and dedicated recruitment team that is happy to provide information to prospective Wildcats. Check out our Recruiters page to see who your recruiter is and to schedule a time to meet virtually.
The orientation date that I prefer is not displaying within my registration portal.
We 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. Please select another orientation date with availability for your admitted college.
What if I already registered for BBN Orientation but need to switch my orientation date?
You’ll need to use Google Chrome or Firefox to complete this process. Microsoft Edge, Safari and Internet Explorer do not work with the myUK portal.
- Log in to myUK.uky.edu with your linkblue username and password.
- Select Student Services.
- You'll see the message "Not an Active Student."
- This is a normal message to see until you've registered for coursework at orientation. You can still continue with the registration steps below.
- Select Admissions from the top toolbar, then select BBN Orientation Registration on the left panel.
- Once you’re in the BBN Orientation Registration in myUK:
- Select Switch Orientation;
- Select your BBN Orientation date of choice;
- Select Continue
There will be no additional charges for switching your BBN Orientation.
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.
Virtual BBN Orientations
What is the virtual orientation fee for freshmen?
Freshman students joining us in Fall 2021 who participate in a virtual orientation must pay the $100 orientation fee and $125 enrollment prepayment when registering for orientation. The enrollment prepayment secures your place in the class and will appear as a credit on a student’s fall tuition bill.
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 if my orientation is virtual?
Yes. Many of our colleges will be conducting advising before your orientation date. Please check your BBN Orientation Canvas course and your UKY email for a message from your advisor in the weeks prior to 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 planning to complete orientation virtually and are worried about being able to connect with us, please let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We’ll work with you to find a solution to ensure you’re registered for classes this fall.
What should I complete prior to my BBN Orientation?
In addition to completing the Orientation Checklist, we recommend students check their UKY email weekly for updates from their advisor to plan classes.
I still would like to see the campus before making the decision to confirm at UK.
The University of Kentucky Visitor Center is proud to share our beautiful campus through our on-campus tours and 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.