Incoming Graduate Student Checklist

Before you arrive:

  •   Set up your UK email address.
    o   Your UKID number and linkblue ID are in the Graduate School's offer letter, which can be accessed via the ApplyYourself system.
    o   For questions or problems regarding activating your computing account, please contact IT Customer Service via email at or by phone at (859)218-4357.
    o   After your email is set up, you may request access to a divisional list-serv (Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, or Physical) by contacting
  • Log on to myuk.uky.eduThis is where you will register for classes, see your bi-weekly pay statements, and update your personal information as a student and an employee.
  •   Send official transcripts and test scores (GRE, TOEFL) to the Graduate School:

    Graduate School, University of Kentucky
    c/o Maureen Barker
    201D Gillis Building
    Lexington, KY 40506-0033

After you arrive:

  •   Get a Parking Pass.  To park legally on UK's campus, you must purchase a parking permit.
  • Set up direct deposit.  Establish a checking account and bring a voided check to the Payroll Office for them to set up direct deposit into your account.
  • Complete other payroll forms. Follow the instructions that you receive via email from the A&S Payroll staff.
  • Check for holds on your Student Record.  Login to your myUK account and check for any holds on your student record.
  •  Enroll in courses during orientation.
    o   The course catalog and schedule of classes is available in the myUK “Student Services” tab. Learn about Student Health Insurance.
    o   A representative from the Graduate Student Health Insurance office will be here during orientation to answer your questions.
  •  Pay mandatory fees.  Check for the mandatory fee and the deadline date in the financials section of your myUK account.

For International students ONLY

Before you arrive:

  •   Request I-20.
    o   After you get admission/offer letter from the department chair, go to your online application page and look for a form from international student center. You will get that form in 48-72 hours once you receive admit letter from the department. This form would be for requesting your I-20.
    o   View the resources for Accepted Students from the UK International Center.

When you arrive:

After classes begin:

  •  Obtain SSN. Social Security Number (SSN) is mandatory in order to work in United States.



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