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Information for High School Counselors

Information for High School Counselors


 

You play a critical role in your students’ journeys to The Hill. We at Western Kentucky University want to thank you for the hard work and dedication you show for your students and our institution.

Coming soon:  Virtual Admissions Presentation

 

 Incoming Student Timeline for Fall 2021 Students (WKU Class of 2025)

  • Application Open Date - August 1, 2020
  • Complete FAFSA - Opens October 1, 2020
  • Honors College Application Deadline - December 1, 2020
  • Top Dollar Application Deadline - February 1, 2021
  • TOP Registration Open Date - February 1, 2021
  • Priority Housing Deadline - March 31, 2021 
  • MASTER Plan Dates - TBA August, 2021
  • Move-In Date - TBA August, 2021
  • Full timeline and checklists

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Frequently Asked Questions

For a detailed list of course placement based on exam scores, visit this page.

There is no foreign language requirement for admission to WKU. To fulfill course requirements for WKU graduation, a student must have completed at least two years of the same foreign language in high school or take one foreign language class at the university 102 level.

You can see the exact transfer credit for courses from other institutions using the transfer articulation database here.

Students with a 3.0+ unweighted GPA will qualify for an Academic Merit award. Keep in mind that students can continue to improve their test scores and GPA through high school graduation to increase their merit award.

You can view our degree pathways for various different programs here which will include the course requirements.

 

We will waive the application fee for current participation in the following programs:

  • ACT/SAT Waiver
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Food Stamps/SNAP*
  • Gatton Academy Applicants
  • Medicaid*
  • Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)*
  • Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Program
  • Upward Bound Participants

You will need to send documentation of participation in these programs to admission@wku.edu.

* Students can submit their own verifying documentation for these programs. They are welcome to email us a copy of a SNAP/Medicaid card or benefit letter, with their name and the date clearly visible, to admission@wku.edu.

 

Top Dollar Scholarship Source is the central scholarship application for all scholarships at WKU. By filling out the Top Dollar application students will be considered for every scholarship they qualify for out of over 1200 different scholarship.

It is important to note that there are two sections to the Top Dollar application. The “General Application” is all that is required for students to be considered for scholarships, while the “Additional Scholarships” section is for recommended scholarships that are outside of the WKU foundation and would require separate applications.   

 

Joint Admission is the option for a student to be admitted to WKU with the understanding that they will not be attending WKU immediately and will instead attend a KCTC school until they are ready to transfer. This process simply expedites the transfer process when the student is ready.

All students are required to live on campus for 2 years. There are exemptions to this policy that can be viewed here.
 

All resident students are required to have a meal plan while commuting students will participate in a flexible spending plan.

Attending Topper Orientation Program (TOP) signifies to WKU that a students will be attending. There is no formal commitment process or enrollment deposit.

 

 

 

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 Last Modified 9/14/20