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WKU Admissions Timeline

WKU Admissions Timeline



Congratulations! You're on your way to becoming a Hilltopper!

We are thrilled that you're interested in becoming a member of the Hilltopper family! We know the college search, application process, and transition can be a bit overwhelming, but we're here to help every step of the way. Here you'll find a timeline detailing each step you should take as you complete your senior year and prepare to make the Hill your new home next fall. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out. You can always reach us by phone at 270-745-2551 or by email at admission@wku.edu


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Apply to WKU

The application for admission to WKU can be found at wku.edu/apply. The admissions application does not require letters or recommendation nor essays and can most often times be completed in one sitting. Be sure to finish your application by December 31st to meet the academic scholarship priority deadline.

Step 2
Send Test Scores and Transcripts

After submitting your application, you must also submit some required documents. An official high school transcript is required for admission, and if you have taken the ACT or SAT, you will want to send those scores to us as well. For information on how to submit these documents check out the resources found here

Step 3
Visit Campus and Attend Events

You're not just choosing a college, you're choosing a home, and the best way to know you're making the right decision is to get on campus! We encourage you to schedule an official campus tour and plan to attend upcoming campus events

Step 4
Apply for Housing

The housing application is required for all incoming students planning to live on campus. This application will not only beused to assign you to a residence hall, but also to your roommate. The housing application opens each year in the late fall. For more information about residence halls, the housing application, or overall housing requirements check out the Housing and Residence Life website.


Step 5
Complete the FAFSA TOPDollar Scholarship Application

WKU is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to our students, and an easy way to apply for them. The TOPDollar Scholarship Source is a one-stop scholarship application portal for all WKU students. The priority deadline for the TOPDollar Application is February 1. Additionally, all students should complete a FAFSA at fafsa.gov.

Step 6
Register for TOP

The Topper Orientation Progam (TOP) is a mandatory orientation program for all incoming students. At TOP you'll have the opportunity to connect with currents students, meet with various campus representatives, receive your official WKU ID card, and schedule your first semester of classes. TOP registration opens on February 1, so reserve your TOP date as soon as it opens.

Step 7
Sign up for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

Experience the Hilltopper spirit one week early at M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan. M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students and is designed to help you smoothly transition to your new life as a Hilltopper. Registration for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan opens in the spring, so be sure to sign-up!

Step 8
Accept Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships as well as federal and state aid will be awarded to you through your WKU student account. The deadline to accept these funds is May 1st through TopNet

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 Last Modified 10/19/22