Campus News

Transfer Preview Days

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2010) – If you're thinking about transferring to the University of Kentucky but have questions you need answered, make plans to attend two upcoming events especially designed for prospective transfer students.

Faculty and staff from numerous areas and departments at the University of Kentucky will offer a taste of campus life to prospective transfer students in Lexington and Louisville during upcoming See Blue Transfer Days.

Various areas across UK's campus, including the Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar, will send representatives to answer transfer students' questions about everything from the admissions process to academic programs and majors.

The first event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in the lobby of Academic & Technical Building.

Another Transfer Day is scheduled for Jefferson Community & Technical College on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Hartford Building loated in downtown Louisivlle.

Officials hope the upcoming events will help students make the transition to UK. 

“The UK transfer days are a part of our strategic effort to enroll more transfer students from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) institutions across the state," said Don Witt, vice provost of enrollment management. "Our goal is to provide streamlined services and information so that the transfer process goes well for all concerned – especially the student. We enjoy the collaborative relationship with KCTCS and look forward to welcoming students to the University of Kentucky.”

Students attending the events will also be able to visit various booths to learn how the university fits in with their goals and interests for the future. 

"This is a great opportunity for students to get a lot of their questions answered about their intended majors, how courses will transfer, and scholarship information," said Prim Wathen, director of transfer recruitment. "Students will receive valuable information about how to continue their education at a four-year institution."

In addition to talking to UK representatives about how to finance their education, those attending the events also have the chance to hear from current students about what it is like to actually attend UK.

To hear from students and alumni who have transferred to UK, watch the video below:

For a transcript of this video, click on the transcript link below the photo gallery.

For more information on transfer equivialances, visit

For more information, visit or call (859) 257-2000.