Freshman To-Do List

Prior to Freshman Orientation

1. Activate your student accounts:

  • Know your student ID number. You can find this number on your certificate of admissions.
  • Follow this link to set up your university email account and other online services. Please note: many university offices will only send information to your UofL email account.Your orientation information will ONLY be sent to this account.

2. Submit any college credit work, and AP/IB scores to the Office of Admissions. This will be used for your advising during orientation. If you do not have results by the date of your orientation session you will be advised accordingly and given options for once you have the official results.

3. Students and families can review the most up-to-date costs available to attend the University of Louisville by incorporating individual information into the Net Price Calculator.

4. Review your financial aid information. View your financial aid to-do list through your ULink account. Be sure to complete the IRS verification step.

5. Complete your testing and/or placement requirements. View requirements here.

  • Students with a ACT math sub score of 0-18 or SAT math sub score of 0-450 are required to take a math compass exam. More information can be found here.
  • Foreign Language testing MUST be completed at least one week prior to orientation if you wish to enroll in a foreign language course your first semester. You can find more information here.
  • Engineering students will be contacted by Speed School offices regarding any necessary testing. For questions please contact the Speed School of Engineering at 502-852-6281.
  • If you intend to major in biology, chemistry, math, or are pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental, or pre-pharmacy you are required to enroll in BIO 240. You must have an ACT science sub score of 24. If you do not meet this requirement you MUST take a biology placement exam. Watch your cardmail for more information.

6. Submit your Student ID photo online. You will receive your Student ID at orientation.

7. Prepare your immunization records. Immunization records must be emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered by August 1st. Find instructions here.

8. Review the Healthcare Readiness Checklist and bring any questions with you to orientation.

9. Review information for your academic major to prepare for your academic advising appointment during orientation. For more information, visit .

10. Be sure to check the WHAT TO BRING list to prepare for your orientation experience.

11. Remember all first-year, full time students are required to live on-campus unless you qualify for an exemption. To apply for housing, fill out the exemption form, and for other general information visit the housing website.


After Orientation, Before Classes Begin

  1. Submit your final high school transcript by August 1st. Your financial aid will not be disbursed if it is not on file.
  2. Order your books from the University of Louisville Bookstore
  3. Order your parking pass online
  4. Verify your on-campus meal plan
  5. Read your Book-in-Common, This I Believe, and be ready to engage in events and discussions your first-year.
  6. Complete your STOMP modules
  7. Complete Alcohol EDU & Haven modules.
  8. Plan to participate in many of the Welcome Week events planned for the week prior to the start of classes. Many events are open to you, your friends, and your family.


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