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Class of 2021 Application Timeline

 

August 1, 2018

Class of 2021 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 www.gatton2021.com.

September 8, 2018

ACT National Test Date

The normal registration deadline for the ACT is August 10, followed by a late deadline of August 26.  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 www.gatton2021.com and scroll to the Test Scores section.

September 15, 2018

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 6, 2018

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 27, 2018

ACT National Test Date

The normal registration deadline for the ACT is September 28, followed by a late deadline of October 14.  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 www.gatton2021.com and scroll to the Test Scores section.

November 10, 2018

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 8, 2018

ACT National Test Date

The normal registration deadline for the ACT is November 2, followed by a late deadline of November 19.  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 www.gatton2021.com and scroll to the Test Scores section.

February 1, 2019

Class of 2021 Application Deadline

Any Class of 2021 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.

February 14/15, 2019

Interview Day Offers Sent Via Email in Evening

Any applicant who completes the Class of 2021 applciation will receive an email during the evening of either February 14 or 15 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.

February 23, 2019

Class of 2021 Interview Day

During Interview Day, the Class of 2021 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, 2019

Admissions Decisions Sent Via Email in Evening

Any applicant who was offered a spot fo the Class of 2021's Interview Day will receive an email during the evening in early March either letting them know they have been offered a position in the Class of 2021 or that they are on the initial wait list for the Class of 2021.  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 9/12/18