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TOP FAQ for Family and Friends


Your student must register themselves and their guests for TOP online by using TopNet.  Encourage your student to visit our student site for instructions.
Students planning to register for regional campus classes are not required to attend the TOP on main campus in Bowling Green.  To register for an orientation or advising session at a regional campus, please contact the appropriate campus center for instructions.  Elizabethtown: 270-706-8870; Ft. Knox: 270-351-1192; Glasgow: 270-861-6900; Owensboro: 270-745-5095 or 270-684-9797.
Yes.  There is a non-refundable fee of $75 per student, this includes one guest, and $25 for each additional guest.  Your student will be prompted to pay by credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover) when they reserve their date online via a secure web form in TopNet.  You are not expected to pay any additional fees at TOP.  If you plan to visit Housing and Residence Life at the conclusion of TOP, please visit their website for details on the application process (including fees.)
To add or remove guests from your TOP reservation, please call TOP at 270-745-4242.  The $25 fee is non-refundable. You can also add a guest during check-in at TOP.
TOP is held at the Downing Student Union on our beautiful main campus in Bowling Green, KY.
Most questions about the Math Placement Exam can be answered here. If you still have questions or difficulty logging in, please have the student call 270-745-4242 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Central Time Monday-Friday or email top@wku.edu for assistance.  It is important that we speak with the student to walk them through any necessary steps.  Beginning the exam without the student present will result in a score of 0, and the exam cannot be retaken again in the same semester.
Lunch is complimentary and provided for the student and any guests who have paid the TOP registration fee and received TOP materials.
No.  TOP is a one-day program with no required overnight stay.  For a list of accommodations, we suggest looking at the Visit Bowling Green website.
WKU welcomes parents and guests to attend TOP  The family and friends program runs concurrently with our student TOP.  Parents are welcome, but not required to attend TOP  Due to time and space constraints, students should plan to go to all sessions, advising, and registration without any accompanying guests.
Parking instructions and driving directions will be included in your TOP e-newsletter that your student will receive via e-mail about 10 days before their TOP date.
No.  The TOP fee for students and guests is non-refundable.  If you are not planning to come to WKU Main Campus, please email us at top@wku.edu so we may cancel your space and make room for other students to attend your TOP date.
To reschedule an TOP date, please email or call our office with the student's name, WKU ID, and top three preferred TOP dates to top@wku.edu.  We will email to confirm the new TOP date.  A list of available dates can be found on our reservation page.
WKU is located in the Central Time Zone, one hour behind Louisville, which is about two hours from Bowling Green. Our campus shares the Central Time Zone with Nashville, TN which is about an hour away. For driving directions, please consult the e-newsletter.
You may view the list of dates on our reservations page or in TopNet when making a reservation.
The end time of TOP depends on how long a student is in advising. You should plan to be on campus until at least 4:30 PM.

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 Last Modified 2/13/19