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International Pathway to Academic Success (IPAS)


Along with our traditional programs of study, WKU offers an International Pathway to Academic Success (IPAS) for incoming students. The IPAS program is designed to ensure a smooth transition to studying in the US and facilitate international student success in several ways:

  • Exclusive courses designed for first-year international students
  • Experienced faculty with a commitment to international student learning
  • Co-curricular support such as tutoring, workshops, and personalized advising
  • Enrichment experiences to foster friendships, a sense of belonging on campus, and a greater understanding of the surrounding community.

The IPAS program is offered at no additional cost, and courses count for full academic credit. Courses typically fulfill Colonnade requirements, so students are making progress toward their degree right away! Enrollment in IPAS can span just one semester or the entire first year on campus, depending on the needs of each student.


IPAS courses

social engagement

student support

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 Last Modified 4/17/23