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First-time Freshmen Requirements

First-time Freshmen Requirements

SAT scores will be converted to an equivalent ACT score.

 To be admitted, a student must:

  1. Have at least a 2.00 unweighted high school GPA.
  2. Students with a 2.00 - 2.49 unweighted high school GPA must achieve a Composite Admission Index (CAI) score of at least 60.
  3. Students with a 2.50 unweighted high school GPA or greater are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission purposes.

Students admitted to WKU may be placed in an appropriate academic support program based on academic needs at the time of admission. Students will be notified regarding any academic placement by the appropriate office.

Students who have between a 2.00-2.49 unweighted high school GPA and achieve the required CAI score, will be admitted to WKU via the Summer Scholars Program.

Some scholarships and academic programs may still require submission of an ACT or SAT score to determine eligibility.


What documents must be submitted?

All beginning freshmen must submit official high school transcripts.


Pre-College Curriculum

The Office of Admissions checks for the successful completion of the Pre-College Curriculum (PCC).
Successful completion of the PCC means that:
  1. The student met the KY minimum high school graduation requirements (Note: Students not graduating from a KY high school do not have to meet Kentucky PCC requirements.  Out-of-state students are expected to meet the PCC requirements of their home state.)
  2. Two credits of a single world language (Admission to WKU may still be granted without the completion of two credits of a single world language.)

Students 21 years of age or older are exempt from the WKU Pre-College Curriculum requirement.  


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 Last Modified 9/22/20