Policies and Forms

This list is not all inclusive, but has the most common policies and forms you will need. Below you will find the following topics: Declare a Major; Request a Course Override; Petition the College for an Exception; Apply for Your Degree; Subscribe to Email ListServ; Probation, Suspension, Reinstatement; Post-Midterm Withdrawal From a Course; and FERPA Privacy Information.

Contact your advisor for additional help or information. University resources are also available.

 

Declare a Major

Major Change Window is Now Open.

Students may change majors during specific windows. Current UK students wishing to change to a College of Communication and Information major (COM, ICT, ISC, JOU, MAS) must first apply to the college. 


The College of Communication and Information admits students who are in good standing with the University of Kentucky and have a minimum 2.0 grade point average. See the CI section of the 2016-17 Bulletin for information about choosing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.


Applications are only processed during the major change window.

 

Request a Course Override

Override requests are handled by the individual major.

COM course overrides: go to  http://comm.uky.edu/surveys/overrides and complete the form. Your request will be reviewed by their undergraduate director, from whom you will receive a response. If the request is filed during priority registration, you may not be granted an override (if any) until late in the registration period.

ISC overrides: go to the ISC Override Form. The form does not generate an acknowledgment. It will be sent to the appropriate person for review.
 
JOU and MAS overrides: go to https://ci.uky.edu/jat/mas-forms. Select the form for the major in which the class you’re requesting is being taught. The form does not generate an acknowledgment. It will be sent to the appropriate person for review.

ICT course overrides: contact infosci@uky.edu to make your request.

CIS course overrides: please fill out the CIS Override Form

 

Petition the College for an Exception

The Petition Form (available at Student Services, 107 Grehan Journalism Building) is used to request a course substitution, credit hour overload, or other exceptions to the stated requirements and rules. Fill out the petition, have it signed by your major’s department head, then submit it to the office of Student Services, 107 Grehan Journalism Building.

 

Apply for Your Degree

Students must APPLY for their degree for it to be awarded. The University has established the following deadlines (approximately 6 months ahead of degree completion).

            MAY degree: Apply by NOV. 30

            AUG degree:  Apply by FEB. 28

            DEC degree:  Apply by JUNE 30

The application is online. Log into myUK, go to myRecords, then follow the link at Apply For My Degree.

If you MISS the deadline, you may still be able to apply for your degree in person. Contact the Director of Student Services in 107 Grehan Building.

 

Subscribe to Email Listserv

For all majors: using your UK email account, address your email to listserv@lsv.uky.edu.

In the body of the email, here’s what you would put as your message:

            COM majors—SUBSCRIBE COMSTUDENTS YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME

            JOU, ISC, MAS majors—SUBSCRIBE JAT YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME

            ICT majors—SUBSCRIBE ICTMAJORS

You will get an email back, asking you to confirm. Once you confirm, you will begin receiving emails directed to students in your major.

 

Probation, Suspension, Reinstatement

See Rule 5.3.0 in University Senate Rules.

 

Post-Midterm (Late) Withdrawal from Course(s)

A student may petition for late withdrawal (after the semester deadline) from a course or courses if the student has “urgent, non-academic” and documentable reasons. Examples include serious illness or injury; serious financial difficulties; late diagnosis of a learning disability; serious personal or family crisis. See the advising staff in 107 Grehan for a thorough explanation of the process, and to obtain written instructions, Instructor Feedback Forms, etc. These petitions for late withdrawal must be submitted BEFORE the last day of class for that semester.

 

FERPA & Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, is  a federal law that protects the privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable  information contained within student education records.