Online Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions
- How do high school students sign up for Dual Credit?
Once you have decided that Dual Credit would be a good option for you, applying is a three-step process:
- Apply online at www.wku.edu/dualcredit/apply
- Complete a Student Information and Registration form and return it to the Dual Credit Office.
- Pay tuition by the due date.
- Are there opportunities for financial assistance for Dual Credit courses?
- Yes, students can apply for the Mary Jo Young scholarship during the spring semester prior to the academic award year.
Students should also speak to their high school guidance counselor about any funds the high school may offer.
- How do Dual Credit courses differ from AP courses?
- Like Advanced Placement courses, Dual Credit courses can be used for college credit even though they are taken while the student is in high school. Unlike AP classes, Dual Credit students are actual WKU students taking actual college courses. There is no test or extra work that a student must complete to receive the college credit. Students enrolled in Dual Credit receive letter grades that count toward not only their required college hours, but also their college grade point average.
- How do Dual Credit grades count at the high school?
- All high schools treat their Dual Credit courses differently. We suggest that you check with your high school guidance counselor regarding the consideration of Dual Credit grades at the high school level. Also check with your guidance counselor about whether or not dropping a Dual Credit course will affect your grades in high school.
- What is the best way to view my WKU information?
- Accessing your WKU Portal account will give you access to your WKU student email and TopNet accounts. In TopNet, you can view your student schedule, account information, and pay your tuition.
- What if I don't know my NetID and Password?
- Once at the portal follow the Step by Step Instructions to Access the Portal and select the Lookup my NetID link on the right side of the page. Next, select
the Create your NetID Password link. Once here, use your last name, date of birth,
and the last four digits of your SSN to look up this information.
If the last four digits of your SSN don't work, try the last for digits of your WKU student ID number.
- How do I pay my tuition?
You can pay your tuition by going to The Portal and then into TopNet > Student Service > Pay Tuition and Fees. Once here, you can click on the Credit Card payment box to pay with a credit card (does NOT accept VISA) or you can pay out of your checking/savings account.
Throughout the semester, you will receive tuition letters from the Dual Credit Program that will include a postage-paid self-addressed envelope that you can use to mail a check to our office. Checks can be made payable to WKU and we ask that you place the student's WKU student ID number in the memo area of the check.