Freshman Year

Students studying

Your first year in college is one of the most exciting and challenging experiences you will face. The successful first year student will:

  • Take UK 101
  • Get to know your advisor, schedule a September meeting
  • Review academic calendar and write down important dates
  • Get to know campus
  • Learn about yourself: explore your likes and dislikes; become involved with campus clubs and activities
  • Get to know your professors
  • Review UK Core requirements
  • Review pre-major requirements
  • Review major requirements
  • Explore majors of interest if unsure
  • Review your degree audit in myUKGPS
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor for priority advising
  • Tour the Career Center
  • Explore internships and education abroad
  • Discuss  any questions or problems with your academic advisor
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