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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 2.50 unweighted high school GPA or greater are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission purposes but are highly encouraged to do so for academic placement.
  3. Students with a 2.00 - 2.49 unweighted high school GPA must submit ACT or SAT scores for admission purposes as well as achieve a Composite Admission Index (CAI) score of at least 60.

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 required  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?

Please request that your high school send an official transcript to WKU.  This transcript should reflect grades through at least six semesters of high school. If you have already graduated high school, please submit a complete official transcript including date of graduation.  To be considered for admission to WKU, applicants must meet the KY minimum high school graduation requirements. 

Note: (Out-of-state students are expected to meet the minimum graduation requirements of their home state.) 

WKU recommends that all applicants complete the most challenging curriculum available to them necessary for academic success.  Two credits of a single world language is highly recommended although admission to WKU may still be granted without the completion of two credits of a single world language.


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 Last Modified 11/7/22