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International Academic Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Policy for International Transfer Students

All international students must submit official transcript(s) from all tertiary institution(s) attended. The Admissions office will perform a course-by-course evaluation of the transcript(s) for articulation purposes. Upon admission, a general transcript evaluation is conducted to determine the amount of transfer credit to be awarded and a GPA calculation. After a student has been admitted, the course-by-course evaluation is performed to determine which credits may be applied to the student’s degree program. Most credits will be applied to the General Education degree requirements. In order to be awarded credit for upper-level courses, student must submit a course description or syllabus for each upper-level course for evaluation.


International Baccalaureate

Western Kentucky University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) program completed in high school. Credit will be awarded by earning the required score in a specific subject. To receive credit the student must furnish an official IB transcript to the Office of Admissions issued directly from the New York office of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Specific information about required scores and credit may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.  Please visit our list of IB courses to see what credits can be transferred to WKU.





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 Last Modified 9/5/18