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: 

    • mail it to Office of Admissions, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292
    • fax it to 502-852-6526
    • email it to

We also accept electronic submissions through services such as Parchment or National Student Clearing House.

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

You may qualify for a 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 For more information regarding fee waiver qualifications and requests, please click here.

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 here. 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?

To confirm your plans to attend UofL and to reserve your space in the upcoming class, submit your non-refundable, $100 enrollment deposit via ULink. This deposit is required for all incoming first-time freshmen beginning Summer or Fall 2018.

If you received an application fee waiver, click here to request an enrollment deposit fee waiver.

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.