Welcome to the UPIKE family! We would like to invite you and your family to join us for GROWL.

You will meet new and current students, talk with staff and faculty from across campus, meet your advisor, and more importantly, form relationships that will last throughout your college experience.

As a new student at UPIKE, it is vital to attend a GROWL session. We have set aside several dates for your convenience.


I’m ready to be a Bear! What are the next steps?

Pay $75 enrollment deposit by clicking the button below or calling (606) 218-5200. This can be paid now but should be paid at least a week before your GROWL date. The deposit will be applied to your student account. If you would like to discuss options for the enrollment deposit due to financial need, please complete the form Here.

Once your enrollment deposit is processed you will receive UPIKE login credentials, which includes access to:

  • The Housing Application which will be available April 15. Note: There is a residential requirement for student-athletes.
  • UPIKE Self Service to review and accept financial aid, complete checklist items, view your latest student finance statement and make a payment online.
  • Your UPIKE email, which includes access to:
    • Office 365
    • One Drive (one terabyte of storage)
    • Microsoft Office Suite (license can be used on up to five devices)
    • Canvas (UPIKE’s learning management system)

Schedule GROWL by clicking button below or calling the Office of Admissions at (606) 218-5701. Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


  • Wednesday, May 22*
    • Registration: 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
    • Sessions: 2:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, June 7
    • Registration 9-10 a.m. 
    • Sessions: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Friday, June 21
    • Registration at 2-3 p.m. 
    • Sessions: 3-8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 13
    • Registration 9-10 a.m. 
    • Sessions: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 26
    • Registration 9-10 a.m. 
    • Sessions: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
  • Friday, August 2
    • Registration 9-10 a.m. 
    • Sessions: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, August 20
    • Registration 9-10 a.m. 
    • Sessions: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

*Invitation only. 

If you are interested in completing GROWL online click HERE to complete to complete a request form.

Nursing Session 

  • Wednesday, May 8
    • Registration: 9-10 a.m. 
    • Sessions: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Note: If you applied to the associate degree in nursing program and received your acceptance letter you will be placed into the Nursing GROWL session. 

All sessions will be held in HPE, 7th floor. 

Expect a call or text from a Student Success Advisor prior to your GROWL session to discuss your academic goals and create your class schedule.

UPIKE needs official transcripts from any institution you have earned college credit including dual credit courses completed during high school.

Students and families are encouraged to meet with Student Financial Services prior to GROWL. Appointments are available on campus, via phone, or Microsoft Teams. Call (606) 218-5254 or email to schedule your appointment. 

Apply for campus housing or provide information regarding housing plans by logging in to after paying enrollment deposit and receiving login credentials. 

All new students are required to provide information regarding their housing plans for the 2024-2025 academic year. The application will gather information for students wishing to live on campus, as well as allow commuter students the option to select a meal plan.
(There is a residential requirement for student-athletes.)

Get ready for your GROWL session

For Academic Affairs: 

  • Request your final official high school transcript to be sent to UPIKE Admissions after graduation.

  • Provide copies of Advancement Placement score(s) for potential course credit, by going to and logging on to your College Board account or create an account using your AP number. 
  • Request your official college transcripts if you have taken dual credit courses while in high school or college courses for which you will receive transfer credit(s). Requests can be made on the institution’s website,, or
  • Apply for housing. (beginning April 15)

  • Optional: Provide all test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.).

For Financial Aid, please bring to your GROWL session: 

  • Student and Parent FSA ID (FAFSA login information) 
  • Verification documents (if required). If selected for verification, students and families will be contacted by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Verification process must be complete in order to receive financial aid. 
  • Any other documents requested by UPIKE Student Financial Services. 

You must be accepted to the university in order to schedule a GROWL session. Your application, ACT/SAT scores and high school/GED transcripts need to be submitted to

If you are a high school student and have taken college courses while in high school, we must have received these college transcripts in order for your acceptance to be complete.

If you are a transfer student, we must receive transcripts from all prior institutions you have attended.

Please call (606) 218-5251 for questions about your admissions status.

Important ADA Housing Accommodation Reminder

New students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation for the 2024-2025 academic year to the Center for Disability Services by July 1 to increase the likelihood of the university’s ability to meet the accommodation and be able to participate in Group Housing or the Returning Student Housing Selection processes. Students who submit their ADA Housing. Accommodation documentations after this date may be accommodated where space allows.


This is a casual program and you will be moving around. Dress comfortably, but keep in mind that you will take a photo for your student ID card.

Yes. Families are encouraged to attend GROWL since they play an important role in a student’s success. We offer sessions planned specifically for them. When you register for your GROWL session you will be asked for family contact information and the names of two guests who will attend with you.

You are encouraged to contact local hotels to make arrangements for an overnight stay. The location below is located within walking distance of campus.

Hampton Inn
831 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 432-8181