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log on to gohigherky org
Log on to GoHigherKY.org

Already have a GoHigherKY.org account?

Log on here.

Don’t have an account with


Create one here.

Forgot your username and/or password?

Click here.

creating a gohigherky org account
Creating a GoHigherKY.org Account
  • Try to create a unique username.
  • Try using the first part of your e-mail address before or after your username.
  • Remember, you will be sending your information to colleges. Be professional when deciding on an e-mail address.
  • Enter your date of birth like “12/25/1981.”
  • Go to the home page or to “myGoHigher” to create your account.
plan for college
In the “Plan for College” module you can:

Plan a career.

Find a college.

Go on a virtual tour.

Prepare early for college.

Learn about financial aid.

Apply online for admissions and financial aid.

plan for college
prepare for college
Find out what you need to know about college preparation.

Get information on deadlines, ACT/SAT and other required tests.

Review the Pre-College Curriculum requirements.

Learn about vocational/technical schools.

Visit Kentucky Virtual High School.

prepare for college
planner timeline
planner timeline
  • The “Planner Timeline”
  • begins with grade 8 and
  • provides a printable
  • checklist to follow.
add your grades
Add the grade you received for each of the five subject areas:

Social science



Natural/physical science

Additional core courses

add your grades

Add your grades.

student planner1
Now you can compare the entrance requirements for those colleges in your planner to the courses and grades you entered in the “Student Planner.”

If you want to add a college, simply click “Add Institution.”

student planner

Add a College.

student planner4
For each school in “myGoHigher Colleges,” you can chart your progress toward meeting that college’s admissions requirements.

First, go to “myGoHigher.”

Next, click on “Colleges.”

Then click on “Student Planner.”

student planner
test scores
Keep up with your ACT, SAT and other standardized test scores by adding them to your “Student Planner.”test scores
test scores1
test scores

“Add a Test”

drop-down box.

add your counselor
You can invite your counselor to review your portfolio and offer advice on college exploration, admissions applications, financial aid and other information.

Don’t worry - your counselor can’t make changes. Only you can.

Your username and password will remain private.

add your counselor
career center
The “Career Center” allows you to identify and prepare for your future based on interests, skills and abilities.

Custom advice and resources are provided to:


Middle school students.

High school students.

career center
career center1
Complete the“Career Self-Assessment” and determine which types of careers match your personality.

Use the “Matching Assistant” to discover which careers match your interests.

Explore a wide range of careers in the“List of Careers.”

Find out which Kentucky schools have a related major.

career center
career center2
Start by completing the Holland personality type so you can use your code to search for careers in the “Career Matching Assistant.”

Next, complete The Career Key.

career center

Holland type

The Career Key

career center3
Now you are ready to move to the “Career Matching Assistant.”

Your Holland codes and Career Key results are saved in “myGoHigher Careers” and displayed on the “Career Matching Assistant.”

Fill out the requested information, and the “Career Matching Assistant” will display a list of all careers that fit your description.

career center
select a school
View and compare schools.

Find schools based on type or distance.

Match schools based on your specific requirements.

Go on a virtual campus tour of selected schools.

Find Kentucky college websites with the “GoHigher Search.”

select a school
select a school1
You can choose from a list of Kentucky colleges and universities in the “Select A School” section.select a school
compare schools
You can compare schools based on their enrollment, setting, tuition costs, housing and other factors in the “Comparative View.”compare schools
select a school3
Want to know how far a school is from your hometown? Just type in your zip code and the “Distance Search” will tell you.select a school
campus tours
Visit a Kentucky college through a virtual tour and find information on the school’s admissions, costs and financial aid, student life, academics, campus highlights and key facts about the institution.campus tours
gohigher search
Search up to 10 campuses at a time for the websites of Kentucky colleges and universities.

Search tips are provided.

gohigher search
applications and transcripts
Apply online to the campus or campuses of your choice.

Complete and submit your admissions application from GoHigherKy.org.

Save your applications to “GoHigher Colleges” for easy reference.

applications and transcripts
paying for college
Get detailed information and search for specific types of aid such as grants, loans and scholarships.

Find information on college savings programs.

Find free information on ways to pay for college.

The first step in applying for all types of aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Fill out the FAFSA online at GoHigherKY.org in the “FAFSA Transfer” section.

Determine your expected family contribution (EFC) before you file your FAFSA. Your EFC is an estimate of your family’s cost of paying for school.

Estimate monthly student loan payments.

Confused by the financial aid process? Try our “Frequently Asked Questions”!

paying for college
scholarship search
GoHigherKY.org’s “Scholarship Search” has over $3 million in private aid awards.

Know what major you might study? Search scholarships by keywords such as education, law, music, etc.

Search for scholarships based on the information in your “myGoHigher” account.

scholarship search
fafsa transfer
Filling out the FAFSA is the first step in applying for financial aid.

The GoHigherKY.org “FAFSA Transfer” will allow you to transfer certain data from your GoHigherKY.org profile straight to the FAFSA application.

It’s free.

FAFSA Transfer
fafsa transfer1
Fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college. Some grants (free money) are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply early. FAFSA transfer
distance learning
Explore your options for taking online college courses.

Information and resources provided for:

Kentucky Virtual University.

Kentucky Virtual Library.

Kentucky Virtual Adult Education.

Kentucky Virtual High School.

Kentucky Educational Television.

distance learning
kentucky virtual high school
The Kentucky Virtual High School (KVHS) allows you to take more challenging high school courses.

KVHS provides:

Advanced Placement and foreign language courses.

Summer enrollment.

More choices for “Gifted and Talented” students.

Kentucky Virtual High School
mygohigher profile
myGoHigher profile
  • You can update or add information at any time. When you make changes in other areas, your information is always current. Fill out your profile in about 15 minutes.
  • GoHigherKY.org will not release your personal information to others without your permission.
mygohigher applications
myGoHigher applications
  • Once you begin an application, “myGoHigher” will:
    • Track where you stopped and link you to all your applications in process.
    • Give you the date and confirmation number of your submitted applications.
  • You can easily:
    • Add or delete applications.
    • Review the status of your applications, either submitted or in progress.
mygohigher colleges
myGoHigher colleges
  • Any colleges you add will be stored here.
  • Add or delete a college at any time.
  • Visit the school by taking a virtual campus tour.






gohigher kentuckymail
GoHigher KentuckyMail
  • Store your sent or received e-mail messages.
mygohigher events
myGoHigher events
  • Keep up with events at school or at colleges on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
mygohigher recruiter
myGoHigher recruiter
  • Submit personal information from your profile to selected schools. Once you add a school to the “Recruiter,” your information will be available to them.
  • Changed your mind about a school? It’s simple to click and remove that school from your list.



student support
Technical and navigation support is provided on GoHigherKYorg. Simply click on “Technical Support” at the bottom of any page.

You will find specific information related to your question.

student support



gohigherky org contacts
Dave Wellman

Project Manager


[email protected]



Dena Spivey

SFA Advisor


[email protected]



GoHigherKY.org contacts