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UK Reaches Out to Potential Transfer Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2010)Not everyone interested in attending UK is a high school student. That’s why the University of Kentucky is reaching out to prospective transfer students with two upcoming initiatives.

Students who are thinking about transferring to UK have the opportunity to see campus first-hand during special programming at the UK Visitor Center. Every third Wednesday of each month, transfer students are invited to come to campus to listen to a general information session about scholarship opportunities, financial aid, housing, and course equivalencies. An optional campus tour also is available. 

“We really encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity because the day is catered to the specific needs and questions of those who are thinking of transferring to UK,” said Prim Wathen, director of transfer recruitment. “If students are interested in meeting with a particular academic department during their visits, they need to contact us at least one to two weeks in advance.” 

To schedule a visit, email: 

Another initiative designed to help those transferring to UK specifically focuses on Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students.  A special advising conference for those students transferring to UK for the fall 2010 semester will be held at 11:00 am. Friday, April 23.  This will give students who are admitted to UK by April 15 an opportunity to register for their classes. 

“The timing of this conference is very beneficial to incoming transfer students because it is taking place right after priority registration for currently enrolled UK students,” said Wathen. “It’s a great opportunity to register for the classes transfer students need.” 

As a reminder, a completed application consists of a student’s application, application fee, official transcript from each institution attended, and an official high school transcript. 

For more information on transferring to UK, visit: or e-mail: