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;  Apply for Your Degree; Subscribe to Major 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

The Major Change Window is open through October 24, 2021.

Students may change majors during specific windows. Current UK students wishing to change to a College of Communication and Information (CI) major (COM, ICT, ISC, JOU, MAS) must first apply to the college. Applications are only processed when the major change window is open.

Major change applications may be submitted from the Degree Planning and Registration (myUKGPS) tab in myUK. Look for the “Request a major change” link under the Program of Study section on the right side of the page.  From this link you can request to change or add a major, a minor, or an undergraduate certificate.For more information check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Your application will be reviewed by the college housing the major/minor/certificate, before it will be processed. 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 Current Bulletin for information about choosing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.


Request a Course Override

Override requests are handled by the individual major. Please note that sending the form is not a guarantee of an override.

CIS, ICT, IS, ISC, JOU, MAS, JAM course overrides request form here.

COM course overrides: complete the form found here. 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.


Apply for Your Degree

Students must APPLY for their degree for it to be awarded. The University has established the following deadlines:

            MAY degree: Apply by April 1

            AUG degree:  Apply by April 1

            DEC degree:  Apply by November 1

The application is available in the GPS Degree Audit in myUK. Click on the Graduation link on the left side and then the green Apply for graduation button.


Subscribe to Major Email Listserv

For all majors: using your UK email account, address your email to listserv [at] lsv [dot] uky [dot] edu.

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





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

To unsubscribe from a listserv, send an email to listserv [at] lsv [dot] uky [dot] edu in the message body, type the appropriate message for the listerv to which you are subscribed:

Signoff ISC
Signoff JAT


Incomplete Grades

Incomplete Grade Contract


Probation, Suspension, Reinstatement

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. Contact the assigned advisor or ci [dot] advising [at] uky [dot] edu 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.