Transfer/Adult To-Do List

Use this list as a guide so that you are sure to take care of important business before the start of school. Pay special attention to some items that should be done before your orientation session.
  1. Make note of your student ID number on your Certificate of Admission. You will need it for future UofL business.
  2. Activate your UofL online services. Visit for detailed instructions. NOTE: In some cases, students admitted after 3 p.m. may have a 48-hour delay. You will use ULINK to register for classes.
  3. Apply for financial aid at as soon as possible to maximize your funding. For additional information and helpful tips, visit or e-mail
  4. Complete an orientation session. Visit for additional details. NOTE: Orientation is mandatory for all degree-seeking students; if it is not complete a hold will be placed on your account. Visiting, returning, post-baccaulareate, and other non-degree students are not required to be advised or attend orientation.
  5. Contact your academic unit for advising.  Visit for contact information. NOTE: Choose your orientation session first for accurate advising procedures.
  6. After you complete both orientation and advising, register for classes at ULink.
  7. Get your Cardinal Card. You must be registered for classes at least one day prior to getting your card.
  8. If you are planning to live on campus, please apply for housing as soon as possible. Visit to submit your application online.
  9. Be sure to activate your Higher One card. This is a requirement for all students. See for details.
  10. Review the Healthcare Readiness Checklist for Parents and Students.