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Welcome to WKU!

Interested in continuing your studies at WKU?  From scheduling a campus tour, financial assistance and admissions requirements to online applications and orientation, you may find all your relevant links here.


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Ready to apply? Our step-by-step online application process will take you one step closer to becoming a Hilltopper.

Undergraduate Admissions

The WKU Office of Admissions is pleased to welcome you to the Hill.  Please visit our website to learn about admissions requirements, open house events, connect with an admissions counselor and more.

Incoming Freshmen

Coming to WKU next fall?  We've created a special website just for incoming freshmen and their families to learn all about WKU including everything you need to know about our admissions process, financial aid, orientation, housing and more.  It's Cool to be a Freshman at WKU!

International Admissions

From our wide array of competitive programs of study to our beautiful hilltop locale, WKU has a wealth of opportunities available for global students.

Graduate Admissions

Our more than 80 graduate programs provide outstanding learning experiences and are focused on the successes of our students, both during their graduate studies and thereafter as alumni.

Transfer Students

We pledge to make your transfer into WKU as seamless as possible.


Military Student Services

WKU has been ranked #7 in the Nation as a Best For Vets 4-year college by Military Times Edge Magazine, and has been designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2009 by G.I. Jobs Magazine.  

ATP (Academic Transitions Program)

The Academic Transitions Program (ATP) is a required orientation for all new WKU students.  Freshmen ATP is a one-day on-campus session that offers students informational sessions, class registration, academic advising, parent sessions and more.  * Don't forget to join our custom Facebook app, WKU on Facebook to connect with your classmates before and after ATP!


Financial Assistance

Determine if you are eligible for financial assistance from scholarships to grants, print forms, instructions and more.


Tuition & Fees

Learn about approximate costs per semester for traditional, International, online education and more.


Regional Campuses

WKU serves more than 5,000 students at three regional campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown/Fort Knox. Visit the regional campus websites to learn more.


Virtual Tour of Campus

WKU is excited to unveil our new virtual, interactive tour of our main campus complete with a detailed map, photos, videos and more!  We hope you will enjoy it and please feel free to schedule a campus tour so that you may see what the WKU Spirit has in store for you!

WKU Facebook Community *NEW*

WKU has launched a custom Facebook app for incoming students!  WKU on Facebook is a great place where admitted and enrolled students can join a private social community where they can meet other students and connect before they ever even set foot on campus!  Check it out today!

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