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 #Gatton2024 Application Timeline

(FRESHMEN IN 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR)

 

August 2, 2021

Class of 2024 Application Released

Any current sophomore in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with an interest in the STEM fields is encouraged to apply.  For more information about requirements to apply, please visit https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/requirements.php.  To start the application, please visit
https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/instructions/index.php.

September 11, 2021

ACT National Test Date
The normal registration deadline for the ACT is in early-August, followed by a late deadline of late-August.  If you choose to take this test, please make sure that WKU is one of your schools selected, as the only way an ACT (or SAT) score report can be accepted for admissions is if it is sent to WKU.  (For more information on how to send, visit https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/instructions/index.php and scroll to the Test Scores section.

September 18, 2021

Preview Day

One of the best ways to learn more about The Gatton Academy is to come to a Preview Day.  During our September Preview Day, families can come and view a presentation from our staff, take a tour of campus, and interact in both student and parent panels.  For more information, please visit www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/recruitment/index.php.

October 23, 2021

Preview Day

One of the best ways to learn more about The Gatton Academy is to come to a Preview Day.  During our October Preview Day, families can come and view a presentation from our staff, take a tour of campus, and interact in both student and parent panels.  For more information, please visit www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/recruitment/index.php.

October 23, 2021

ACT National Test Date

The normal registration deadline for the ACT is mid-to-late-September, followed by a late deadline of early-October.  If you choose to take this test, please make sure that WKU is one of your schools selected, as the only way an ACT (or SAT) score report can be accepted for admissions is if it is sent to WKU.  (For more information on how to send, visit https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/instructions/index.php and scroll to the Test Scores section.

November 13, 2021

Preview Day

One of the best ways to learn more about The Gatton Academy is to come to a Preview Day.  During our November Preview Day, families can come and view a presentation from our staff, take a tour of campus, and interact in both student and parent panels.  For more information, please visit www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/recruitment/index.php.

December 11, 2021

ACT National Test Date

The normal registration deadline for the ACT is early-November, followed by a late deadline of mid-to-late-November.  If you choose to take this test, please make sure that WKU is one of your schools selected, as the only way an ACT (or SAT) score report can be accepted for admissions is if it is sent to WKU.  (For more information on how to send, visit https://www.wku.edu/academy/admissions/instructions/index.php and scroll to the Test Scores section.)

February 1, 2022

#gatton2024 Application Deadline

Any Class of 2024 applicant must have their application submitted by 11:59pm on February 1 in order to be considered for admission (although we highly suggest submitting a few days before the deadline in case there are any technical difficulties!).  All supplemental materials (recommendation letters, transcripts, release of confidential information) must be postmarked or completed by February 1 as well.

Early February 2022

Interview Day Offers Sent Via Email in Evening

Any applicant who completes the Class of 2024 application will receive an email in early February either letting them know they have been offered an Interview Day spot or that they have not been offered an Interview Day spot.  We send out emails in the evening so everyone who applies receives communication at the same time, and so that applicants are with their families for what is either going to be good news or not so good news.

Late February 2022

#gatton2024 Interview Day

During Interview Day, the Class of 2024 will have the opportunity to see research labs, hear from professors about their interests,  talk to student leaders about what life is really like at The Gatton Academy, and conduct an interview.  Each interview panel is made up of one WKU faculty/staff member, one community member, and one Gatton Academy alumnus/alumna.  Parents are also welcomed/encouraged to attend on this day, as they will hear presentations from multiple staff members, and in the afternoon, they will hear from current and alumni parents who will hold a panel-style Q&A session.

Early March 2022

Admissions Decisions Sent Via Email in Evening

Any applicant who was offered a spot fo the Class of 2024's Interview Day will receive an email during the evening in early April either letting them know they have been offered a position in the Class of 2024 or that they are on the initial wait list for the Class of 2024.  As we did for the Interview Day offers, we send out emails in the evening so everyone who applies receives communication at the same time, and so that applicants are with their families for what is either going to be good news or not so good news. 


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 Last Modified 6/28/21