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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Composite Admission Index Score

What is my CAI score?

Students not meeting the minimum ACT, SAT or GPA scores needed for automatic admission may be admitted on the basis of a Composite Admission Index (CAI) score.

The CAI is calculated by multiplying the unweighted high school GPA by 20, then adding the ACT score (SAT scores are converted to an equivalent ACT score). Note: the GPA portion of the score can contribute a maximum of 50 points to the calculated score.

A CAI score of 65 or greater guarantees admission to the university. Applicants with CAI scores of 55-64 will be evaluated on a competitive basis.

Example 1: Unweighted GPA = 2.4; ACT = 19 CAI = 20(GPA) + ACT = 20(2.4) + 19 = 48 + 19 = 67 (student admitted based on CAI>65)

Example 2: Unweighted GPA = 2.2; ACT = 19 CAI = 20(GPA) + ACT = 20(2.2) + 19 = 44 + 19 = 63 (student evaluated on a competitive basis)

Example 3: Unweighted GPA = 1.9; ACT = 16 CAI = 20(GPA) + ACT = 20(1.9) + 16 = 38 + 16 = 54 (student currently ineligible for admission)

CAI Calculator

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 Last Modified 9/24/14