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Information for new Hilltoppers starting in fall 2020

FAQ for New Hilltoppers


Like you and your family, WKU is taking steps to limit the exposure of COVID-19. Also like many of you, these steps have started a new "normal" for us, and we want to keep you informed as plans change. If a question or concern you have isn't answered below, please contact us or chat with us.


Recently WKU made available a draft of the Big Red Restart Plan which details the university's intentions for reopening our campus. Among the information in this document, there are few important things we want to bring to your attention:

  • A modified fall schedule
  • Additional safety procedures
  • Information about the start of the semester, including M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

This document will continue to evolve as the university receives feedback from faculty, staff, and students. We encourage you to bookmark and frequently check our official Restart Page for access to important updates.

Finally, we want you to know that WKU is sensitive to the economic situation many families are currently facing. With that in mind, we have made the decision to freeze the tuition rate for the upcoming academic year, so your tuition will remain the same as it was for the 2019-2020 academic year. These are certainly unprecedented times, and we don't want rising tuition costs to be an obstacle as you begin your WKU experience.


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Please note that while our office is open during this time, our staff is working remotely.

Campus tours are suspended until further notice. We suggest taking our virtual tour for now and we invite you visit in person once tours resume.
We encourage you to visit WKU's website about the repsonse and communications surrounding COVID-19. 

Yes! You can fill out the application online. Please contact us if you have any questions about the application or need help with submitting your fee, transcripts, or test scores.

We've created a web page detailing all of the changes that have been made to TOP. If you registered for a date, more information about your specific date has also been emailed to you.

Yes, however, it will be a virtual event. We encourage you to sign up for a TOP date to receive the quickest and most up-to-date communications about fall 2020 orientation.

We have a discount voucher for students that qualify. You can email top@wku.edu for more information.
No. The housing application can be completed online. The priority housing deadline is March 31, but you can continue to apply for housing after this date.
Registration will open late in the spring semester. We will email you when M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan registration is available.



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