Frequently Asked Questions

Arranged by topic area, the following is a list of questions frequently asked of advisors and faculty in our college. Click the topic headline to see answers to the questions below.  

Please know many of these answers are college-specific.  If you are student outside of our college, be sure to check with your college's academic office.

Don't see your question?

Contact our Center for Student Success at 859-257-3468 or via email


  • How do I find out who my advisor is?
  • When should I meet with my advisor?
  • What is an “advisor hold”?
  • How do I make an advising appointment?
  • What if my advisor is unavailable?
  • What should I bring to my advising appointment?
  • What is UK Core?
  • Can I substitute another class to count towards UK Core?
  • What is Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement?
  • Can I get credit for my internship?


  • How do I choose a major?
  • How do I change my major?
  • When can I change my major?
  • How do I add a second major or degree?
  • What is a double major?
  • What is a double degree?
  • What is a minor?
  • How do I add a minor?
  • How do I get accepted in to this college?


  •  What is a "wait list"?
  •  When do I register?
  •  How do I register? 
  •  What is the deadline for adding or dropping a class?
  •  Do I withdraw from a class?
  •  Do I withdraw from UK?
  •  Will dropping a course affect my financial aid?
  •  I missed my priority registration window, now what?
  •  How many credits can I take each semester?
  •  How do I find out what classes are being offered next semester?
  •  How do I request an override into a class?
  •  I received an override, how do I register for the class?

Repeat Options

  • What are the rules for filing a repeat option?
  • How do I file a repeat option?


  • What tutoring services are available at UK?
  • Where do I go if I have a dispute with an instructor?
  • What is the reinstatement procedure after being suspended?
  • How do I file for academic bankruptcy?
  • How do I apply for Kentucky residency?


  • How and when do I apply for graduation?
  • Do I need to sign up for Commencement/Graduation Ceremony? 
  • When is Commencement/Graduation Ceremony?
  • Will I need a cap and gown?
  • What color tassel do I need?
  • How do I know if I am graduating with honors?
  • When and how will I receive my diploma?