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Welcome Back to UofL!

Are you returning to complete your undergraduate degree?
If you are interested in completing your undergraduate degree after taking time away, you are a returning student. We are excited to help you take the next step as a returning Cardinal!

There are four main types of returning student. Find your path and the steps you should take to enroll at UofL and complete your student journey.

Transfer Student - Never attended UofL
Former Card - Enrolled at UofL less than 2 years ago
Former Card - Enrolled at UofL more than 2 years ago
Former Card - Attended somehwere else after enrolling at UofL

Ready to find your path to return to UofL and earn your bachelor’s degree?


  • Learn about UofL’s online bachelor’s degrees

    Earning a degree online enables you to fit education into your busy schedule and helps you achieve your personal and professional goals faster. UofL offers bachelor’s degrees in areas like business administration, communication, nursing, organizational leadership, political science, sport administration and more.


    Have questions about our programs? Contact us!
    Online Enrollment Counselors

  • Connect with your academic advisor

    Current students can schedule advising appointments using CardSmart.


    Undergraduate Advising
    Advisors can help with course registration, degree requirements, time-to-degree and other academic needs.

    Newly admitted students, please activate your ULink account prior to your advising appointment.

  • Explore your academic path and interests

    Exploratory & Transition Advising
    E&T advisors assist any students who are exploring paths including those questioning their current path. To schedule an appointment, please call 502-852-7969.

    University Career Center
    UCC career coaches can assist you with exploring majors and careers through individual coaching appointments and interest assessments to explore options.

  • Figure out how to pay for college

    Student Success Coordinators are here to explore all of your financial options and responsibilities in order to develop a sustainable plan. Contact UofL’s student success coordinators today at succeed@louisville.edu or 502-852-7969.

    The Student Financial Aid Office can assist you with completing your financial aid application requirements as well as answer any questions you have about your financial aid package.

  • Get your UofL Cardinal Card

    The Cardinal Card is the official identification card for the University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff.

    Online students are entitled and encouraged to get a UofL Cardinal Card. You must be registered in the current semester at least one day prior to getting a Cardinal Card. The Cardinal Card grants you access to great benefits like store discounts, TARC service (Louisville public transport) and access to athletic events!

  • Not sure college is right for you?

    Student Success Coordinators are available to help you explore your interests, goals, and responsibilities as well as where you are in life right now and how college fits into your current reality. Contact UofL’s student success coordinators today at succeed@louisville.edu or 502-852-7969.

    Visit UofL’s University Advising Center and connect with your academic advisor. They can review your time to degree completion and help determine how that aligns with your personal and professional goals, as well as your current needs.

  • Need mental or physical health assistance?

    Counseling Center
    UofL offers free individual counseling to enrolled students who reside in the state of Kentucky. Additionally, they offer additional resources including workshops and access to TAO – an app to help you address stress, anxiety, and depression.

    Campus Health Services
    In addition to offering medical services to students, Campus Health coordinates wellbeing engagement opportunities through Health Promotion and offers services through PEACC to students affected by intimate partner violence and through BRICC to students affected by alcohol and drug abuse.

  • Find opportunities to connect with other UofL students
  • Check out the online student resources available