Admissions FAQs

Have a question about joining the Cardinal Family? You're not the only one! Here's a list of our most common inquiries from first-time freshmen.

1. How do I send my transcript?

There are a few ways first-time freshmen can submit a transcript to UofL. Your high school counselor can: 

    • send via exchange websites such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse
    • email it to
    • mail it to Office of Admissions, Dept. AO, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292

2. How do I know if I qualify for an application fee waiver?

You may qualify for an application fee waiver if you are on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program or if you receive government benefits. In order to have your application fee waived, students must provide the appropriate documentation showing enrollment in the program. Please fax all documentation to Pam Mingus at 502-852-4776 or email View information regarding fee waiver qualifications and requests.

3. I don't qualify for a fee waiver, but I've already submitted my application. How do I now pay the application fee?

You may pay your application fee over the phone with a credit card by calling 502.852.6531, or you may mail a check to Office of Admissions, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. Please make the check out to the University of Louisville, with your full name and "application fee" in the memo line.

4. I can't log in to ULink. Who can help me?

For issues logging in to your ULink, Blackboard or your UofL email accounts, please call the IT Help Desk at 502.852.7997.

5. How can I change my major?

On February 20 of your senior year, a form allowing you to change your major will go live. If you would like to change your major prior to February 20, please call our office at 502.852.6531 and we will assist you.

6. What is the application deadline?

The University of Louisville has a rolling admissions policy, so you will hear back from our office within a few weeks of completing your admissions application and submitting all required materials.

7. How do I "commit" to the University of Louisville?

All first-time freshmen are required to accept their offer of admission and pay a $100 enrollment deposit. This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your tuition.

You'll accept your offer and pay your deposit (or submit an enrollment deposit fee waiver) via your application status page. Please visit the First-time Freshman Checklist for details.

8. What are my next steps? Am I forgetting anything?

We're glad you asked! You can ensure that you have all of your business taken care of with our first-time freshman checklist. If you have questions about any of these steps, or further questions about the admissions process, please call 502-852-6531, email or contact your admissions counselor directly.

9. I'm taking a gap year. What will my admission status be when I return?

Once your plans are finalized, and you know when you'd like to begin at the University of Louisville, email . Please include the following information, in case it has changed during your gap year: your name, any updated contact information (address, phone, email), when you'd like to begin classes at UofL, what you plan to study, and a statement that you have not attended school anywhere in the past year.

If you do earn college credit during your gap year, you will need to reapply as a Transfer student. Please note that if you have submitted your enrollment deposit for the upcoming school year, you will be required to pay the deposit again. If you have applied for Housing, please notify Housing of your plans by May 1 to avoid additional charges at 502.852.6636 or .

10. Will taking a gap year affect my scholarship?

Students who have received any admission-based scholarship (Trustees, Competitive, Mentored) must complete the Scholarship and Covenant Leave of Absence form. Students will access the form using their ULink log-in information. Information will be reviewed accordingly.