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Everything You Need to Know About Registration — Step by Step

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021) — It’s that time in the semester again — priority registration! To make sure registering for your classes goes off without a hitch, here is a step-by-step guide of how to prepare for priority registration.

  • Before you register, make sure to know when your registration window is open for Winter 2021 and Spring 2022. You can find that information here.
  • View the Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 calendar to see what classes are available. That information can be found in myUK.
  • Use the Course Planner feature in myUK GPS to plan 14-17 hours of coursework for the Spring 2022 semester, prior to meeting with your academic advisor. 
  • Meet with your academic advisor to have your advisor hold lifted. You must have this hold lifted before you can register.
  • Check your account for any additional stops or holds. To do this, log on to your myUK account, select “myInfo” from the top of the screen, and then “my Stops and Holds” from the menu on the left. You must resolve any stops or holds before you can register.
  • Finally, register using myUK during your assigned registration window.

Send questions or comments about registration to or call 859-257-7173. You can also find more information about registration help here.

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