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Academic Advising

With summer instruction being moved online or to other alternative learning formats, resources are also going digital to help meet the needs of our students. Academic advising will continue during the usual hours of operation for each respective advising office.

  • All academic advising services will occur remotely (phone, email, video).
  • If you need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor for registering for courses or any other reason, please contact your academic advisor from you UK email address.
  • If you have any questions regarding your academic situation, please reach out to your academic advisor from your UK email address so that they can connect you with the appropriate resource.
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Other Advising Resources

Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services

CARES's mission is to provide a comprehensive academic support system as well as enrichment services to aid in increasing the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.


First-Generation Student Advising

Being the first in your family can be overwhelming, but UK provides resources to support you through this process. At UK, nearly 1 in 4 incoming freshmen and 1 in 3 transfer students are first-generation college students. So, you are not alone in your journey.

View First Gen Student Resources

Off Campus Student Advising

The off-campus advisor helps students strengthen their connection to campus and navigate obstacles that emerge from living off campus.

Contact an Off-Campus Student Advisor

Student Support Services

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

Learn about Student Support Services

Learn about Free Summer Tutoring and Coaching

Career Center Resources

Career services are available to assist with your major and career exploration and all of your career planning needs during your time at UK.

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International Center

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides a number of services for current international students, including support and information about student employment, health coverage and others. ISSS provides immigration advising which allows international students to achieve their academic, professional and research goals. By facilitating cross-cultural connections we create opportunities to develop a sense of belonging at UK.

International Student and Scholar Services Resources

Academic Lingo for New Students

View a List of Common Terms

ALEKS and ACCUPLACER Placement Testing

ALEKS and ACCUPLACER placement testing are offered via online only options for spring 2020.

Online ALEKS Placement Testing Information

Online Reading ACCUPLACER Next-Gen Placement Testing

Online Writing ACCUPLACER Next-Gen Placement Testing

Contact for Questions About Placement Testing