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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes! Students admitted via the Summer Scholars Program are WKU students who will complete a summer transition program (known as the Summer Scholars Program) and earn at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for the summer term in order to continue as a degree-seeking student at WKU.

The Summer Scholars Program is a program designed to help students successfully transition into college by earning six hours of college credit prior to enrolling in the fall term. Also, as a program participant, you will be able to move into your fall residence hall over the summer.

The summer scholars program is designed for students with a high school GPA of 2.0 - 2.49 to help you effectively transition into college. The GPA and/or ACT/SAT scores you submitted to WKU indicate that you would benefit from a preparatory program. We want you as a Hilltopper at WKU this fall!

Here are the steps to getting here:

  1. Be admitted to WKU
  2. Register for Summer Scholars Program (link to inquiry form)
  3. Fill out your FAFSA (contact our Student Financial Assistance Office for help)
  4. Successfully participate in Summer Scholars and complete your two courses with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  5. Meet with your academic advisor during Summer Scholars about Fall courses while you are here this summer.
  6. Get ready for Fall on the Hill!
  • Housing and meals for 5 weeks
  • Textbooks
  • Tuition for two courses
  • MASTER Plan registration
  • Preston Center membership
  • Networking, tutoring and mentoring

All Summer Scholars Program students will take two classes:

  1. A literacy course designed to prepare you for college-level reading, writing, studying, and time management
  2. A social and behavioral sciences course that will count toward your Colonnade/General Education requirements.
For this Summer Scholars program, all students are encouraged to fill out the 2018-2019 FAFSA. If applicable, financial aid could cover up to 100% of the costs for Summer Scholars. Fill out your FAFSA now, fafsa.ed.gov/ . For the Fall 2019 semester, you will also fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA. 
Yes! If you successfully complete the courses, you will earn six hours of college credit in only five weeks. 
Contact the Office of Admissions or the Advising and Career Development Center ASAP to determine if the Summer Scholars Program will still be required.
Yes, in order to continue as a WKU student, you must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 for the courses taken through the Summer Scholars Program. 
 You can visit our Confirm Admission Page to let us know you plan to come to WKU.

You will have the opportunity to participate in TOP in July while attending the Summer Scholars Program however, you may participate in an earlier Topper Orientation Program (TOP) if you choose to do so.


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 Last Modified 10/15/18