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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

WKU International Admissions

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) offered by the Educational Testing Service. It is the applicant?s responsibility to obtain the necessary information and application forms, and to arrange to take the test by a date that assures the results are reported to the University by the required deadlines.

Students must also submit TOEFL/IELTS official score reports:

  • 71 Internet-based test
  • 197 Computer-based test
  • 525 Paper-based test
  • OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • OR
  • SAT = Verbal Score 450

Students can also prove English proficiency by completing ESLI

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 Last Modified 9/24/14