Western Kentucky University

Future WKU Students

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Welcome Future WKU Students!

We are very excited that you are interested in pursuing your studies at WKU.  Please find a listing of frequently requested services below for your convenience.  



WKU offers many academic majors and minors including award-winning programs such as Nursing, Journalism and Broadcasting, Forensics and more. We are home to Kentucky's only independent Honors College and offer engaging programs across the board to ensure that you will have access to the latest technology and resources to gain a competitive edge in your professional future within today's global marketplace.


Explore all WKU has to offer from admissions requirements and financial aid to housing and student services. Find answers to your questions, connect with a counselor and schedule a campus visit.

Academic Transitions Program (ATP) (NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION)

The Academic Transitions Program is a required one-day orientation that offers students informational sessions, meet the dean, class registration, parent programs, academic advising, and more.


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Campus Safety

WKU strives to provide a safe and secure environment for our campus community. From the WKU Campus Police and Emergency Alert System, to the Campus Escort Service and no-tolerance policies, you may find it all here.

Food and Dining Options

WKU Dining Services offers something for everyone in 26 conveniently based locations. Learn about meal plans, menus and more.

Graduate Studies

Our more than 80 graduate programs provide outstanding learning experiences and are focused on the successes of our students, both during their graduate studies and thereafter as alumni.  Learn more: Prospective Students; Programs; Graduate Catalog; Graduate Assistantships

Health & Wellness at WKU

From state-of-the-art recreational facilities to a full-service Health Services Center, your health and well being are well supported on campus.

Honors College

WKU is home to the only Honors College in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, providing students the experience of a highly selective private college for less than half the cost.

Housing & Residence Life

View floor plans, fees and apply for housing and get to know WKU before classes even begin through our M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan program for incoming students.

Incoming Freshmen

Coming to WKU next fall?  We've created a special website just for incoming freshmen and their families to learn all about WKU including everything you need to know about our admissions process, financial aid, orientation, housing and more.  It's Cool to be a Freshman at WKU!


International Student Services

Serving WKU International students, scholars and faculty through offering immigration services, cultural advising, advocacy, cross-cultural programming and training.

Majors and Programs

WKU offers numerous choices for undergraduate areas of study through majors, minors, associate degree programs, certificate programs, pre-professional study, and areas of concentration within majors. Use this list to explore departmental descriptions of our academic programs.

Regional Campuses

From outreach initiatives to teaching opportunities, our regional WKU campuses offer students and faculty alike world-class WKU educational opportunities near the convenience of home.


View the WKU course catalog online, register for classes; learn about commencement; order a transcript and more.

Student Financial Assistance

Determine if you are eligible for financial assistance from scholarships to grants, print forms, instructions and more.

Student Life at WKU

Join a student organization, learn about events on campus, and see how you can become involved within the campus community and beyond.

Tuition & Fees

View the WKU course catalog online, register for classes; learn about commencement; order a transcript and more.

Virtual Tour of Campus

WKU is excited to unveil our new virtual, interactive tour of our main campus complete with a detailed map, photos, videos and more!  We hope you will enjoy it and please feel free to schedule a campus tour so that you may see what the WKU Spirit has in store for you!

Visit Our Campuses

Schedule a time to visit and tour our beautiful main campus or one of our exceptional satellite campuses, find upcoming events and take a virtual tour.

College Portrait

Learn more about what makes WKU special

Online Tools

Services and Resources

 Last Modified 11/25/13