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Requirements for Documents

Requirements for Documents


We’re so glad you’re interested in WKU! If you haven’t already applied, you can submit the application here. You should receive your admission decision within 7-10 business days of your application being completed with all necessary documents received and processed. If you’re wondering about how to submit your supporting documents, please see below.

 

The quickest way to request a transcript is through electronic services such as Parchment. If your school uses Parchment, you can request your transcript to be delivered directly to WKU at parchment.com. You can check with your high school counselor to see if your school uses an electronic service for transcript requests.

If they do not, please have your high school counselor mail that document directly to us. The transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the school. Our mailing address is:

WKU Office of Admissions
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1020

Your high school counselor can also email a copy of your transcript directly to admission@wku.edu. The WKU Admissions staff will verify it and make sure it gets added to your application. All emailed transcripts must come directly from your high school counselor; we are unable to accept transcripts emailed directly from the student.

If you are homeschooled, your parent or educator can email your transcript directly to admission@wku.edu.

  • You will be notified if our office also needs a Homeschool Curricula Review. This document is a brief syllabus of your coursework in your homeschool program. It can be emailed from the parent or educator directly to admission@wku.edu.

We can accept ACT or SAT scores sent directly from the ACT or SAT. Allow approximately 7-10 business days for your request to be received and processed. You will be notified by email once we receive them.

These scores can also be included on an official high school transcript sent using any of the methods above. The scores on the transcript must include all subscores, the composite, and test date (month and year).

Please don’t email your score report directly to us- we can’t accept it that way.

College transcripts and letters of good standing must be delivered either through an electronic service- such as the National Student Clearinghouse, eScrip, Parchment- or by mail. You can check with your institution to see which electronic service they use. If they don’t use one, they can send your document by mail. It must be prepared for and addressed to Western Kentucky University, and remain sealed in its original envelope. Our mailing address is:

WKU Office of Admissions
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1020

Transfer students must submit official transcripts from each previously attended institution. If you have earned fewer than 24 credit hours, you must also submit an official high school transcript.

ACT or SAT scores are required for transfer students under the age of 21 with fewer than 24 earned credit hours.

Please don’t email your transcript or letter directly to us- we can’t accept it that way.

We are only able to accept student-submitted GED Scores/Transcripts if they include an original verification code. If the code is not included, please request an official copy to be delivered to us electronically or by mail. GED score/transcript requests vary by state.

If you are unsure if your copy counts as official, please email it to us at admission@wku.edu so we can review it and provide further guidance.

The application fee can be paid online when you submit the application. If you did not pay when you submitted your application, you can pay by credit card at wku.edu/apply under ‘Check your status here’. An option to pay the fee online will appear on your checklist if a payment or waiver have not yet been received.

Fee waivers can be accepted a variety of ways depending on the eligible program you participate in. You must be currently participating in the program for fee waiver eligibility.

  • Free and Reduced Lunch: you are welcome to have your high school counselor submit a copy of a completed NACAC waiver form, or a statement on the school’s letterhead verifying your participation in the program, to admission@wku.edu. As a student, please don’t email these documents to us yourself, but you can email a copy of your benefit letter from the Cabinet of Health and Family Services confirming participation in the program to admission@wku.edu. This document will be added to your application and used to waive your fee.
  • ACT or SAT waivers: you are welcome to have your high school counselor submit a copy of a completed NACAC waiver form, a copy of an ACT/SAT waiver form, or a statement on the school’s letterhead verifying your participation in the program, to admission@wku.edu. This document will be added to your application and used to waive your fee. Students cannot email this document directly to us.
  • TRiO, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, or Educational Opportunities: you are welcome to have your high school counselor or program representative submit a copy of a completed NACAC form or a statement on the school’s/program’s letterhead verifying your participation in the program to admission@wku.edu. This document will be added to your application and used to waive your fee.
  • Medicaid or SNAP: you are welcome to submit a photo of your Medicaid or SNAP card, or a recent benefit letter with your name and the date clearly visible, to admission@wku.edu or by fax to (270) 745-6133. This document will be added to your application and used to waive your fee.
  • Supplemental Security Income: you are welcome to submit a copy of a recent benefit letter with your name and the date clearly visible, to admission@wku.edu. This document will be added to your application and used to waive your fee.
  • KIIS and CCSA students: your program will verify your participation with our office. You do not need to request any documents from them.

You can email a copy of your permanent resident card to admission@wku.edu

If you are a veteran, you can submit a copy of your DD-214 Member 4 form by email to admission@wku.edu or by fax to (270) 745-6133. You are welcome to black out any sensitive information (such as your Social Security Number) before sending it.

Military Registry or Joint Services Transcripts can be requested online to be delivered to our office within about 24 hours. You can make that request here: https://jst.doded.mil/official.html

If you served in the Air Force, you can request your Community College of the Air Force transcript here: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/Display/Article/803247/community-college-of-the-air-force-transcripts/

If you have a ‘Pending Student Conduct’ item on your application checklist, please contact student.conduct@wku.edu for more information. 

 

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 Last Modified 7/7/20