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Prospective Student Information

Prospective Students usually have lots of questions about the University, the Major, Housing and a world of other topics. This page is designed to give prospective students quick access to areas of the university about which they generally need accurate, current information.

Admission to WKU  (Deadline Varies by semester)

This page provides a complete timeline to Admissions at WKU for incoming freshmen, information for transfer and returning students, as well as graduate students.

Industry Certifications

To receive credit at WKU for industry certifications (KOSSA, AAFCS Pre-PAC, CDA, or Ky Early Care & Education Orientation Certificate), please present your documentation to the Applied Human Sciences Department.  The appropriate paperwork will be completed and signed, then the student will take the completed, signed form AND the documentation to the Office of the Registrar to pay for the college credit hours.  Once all the necessary paperwork and fees have been submitted, the credit will be applied to the student record.

TOP (Topper Orientation Program)

TOP gives the student an opportunity to be on campus, learn about housing and meal plans, take placement exams, meet with faculty advisors and set up a schedule all in the same day.  There are programs that day for parents, too!  Schedule your TOP today!

WKU Scholarship Applications (Deadline Varies)

Finding ways to fund their higher education is a priority for most students--and their parents!  This page gives a listing of scholarships available and the deadlines for application for incoming freshmen. 

 APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES Scholarship Application (Deadline April 1)


If you do not see a link that gives you the information you are seeking, please contact the AHS department office by e-mail: lauri.warden@wku.edu or by phone (270-745-4352 ) and the staff will be happy to assist you.



Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 7/16/19