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Graduate Steps to Becoming a Wildcat

Congratulations on your admission to UK! Now that you are officially a Wildcat, we need you to complete the next steps before arriving to campus. 

Make sure to read the information below to prepare for your arrival in Lexington. You will need to complete all tasks before attending orientation to register for classes.

Need the International Hold lifted? Holds are lifted only after students complete the New Student Information Checklist (see last step below).

  • Activate your LinkBlue Account Activate your LinkBlue Account

  • Activate your University Email Account Activate your UK Email

  • Request your I-20/DS-2019 Request your I-20/DS-2019 by logging into icat.uky.edu using your LinkBlue credentials and beginning the "New Student Information Checklist." Please allow for 48-72 hours after receiving your acceptance letter from UK Graduate Admissions.

    Request your I-20/DS-2019 by logging into icat.uky.edu using your LinkBlue credentials and beginning the "New Student Information Checklist."

    Please allow for 48-72 hours after receiving your acceptance letter from UK Graduate Admissions.

  • Pay your SEVIS Fee You will need to pay the I-901 Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.

    You will need to pay the I-901 Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.

  • Schedule your Visa Appointment Schedule your visa appointment and review how to prepare for your visa interview.

    Schedule your visa appointment and review how to prepare for your visa interview. 

  • Apply for Housing On-campus graduate housing offers a variety of options: Greg Page Stadium View, LTS 625 South Limestone, LTS 633 Maxwelton Court, Roselle Hall, Shawneetown and University Flats.

    On-campus graduate housing offers a variety of options: Greg Page Stadium ViewLTS 625 South LimestoneLTS 633 Maxwelton CourtRoselle HallShawneetown and University Flats.

  • Take a Virtual Tour of campus Mark your top places to explore when you arrive!

    Mark your top places to explore when you arrive!

  • Complete Airport Pick-up Form Plan your trip to Lexington and complete the airport pick up request.

    Plan your trip to Lexington and complete the airport pick-up request.

    Please note: Nonimmigrants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Additionally, travelers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding. To determine individual requirements and find a list of exceptions, use the CDC Travel Assessment tool found here.

  • Review Orientation Schedule You will need to complete International Student Orientation and check with your department about arriving in time for your departmental orientation.

    Check out what we have planned for you from the moment you land on campus. You will need to complete International Student Orientation and check with your department about arriving in time for your departmental orientation.

  • Complete New Student Information Checklist Confirm your arrival in Lexington with ISSS by logging into icat.uky.edu and complete the "New Student Information Checklist" which will ask you to upload copies of important documents like visa, SEVIS payment receipt and others.

    Confirm your arrival in Lexington with ISSS by logging into icat.uky.edu and complete the "New Student Information Checklist" which will ask you to upload copies of important documents like visa, SEVIS payment receipt and others.