Frequently Asked Questions
2004-2014: If your catalog term is summer term 2004 through summer 2014, you need to complete the second semester course (102) or higher in a language, complete another approved course that fulfills the requirement, or get the equivalent credit by exam. See the Undergraduate Catalog for your catalog year for details.
Spring 2004 and before: Complete a 101 language course or other approved course that fulfills the requirement, or get the equivalent credit by exam. See the Undergraduate Catalog for your catalog year for details.
TopNet shows if the WKU Language Proficiency is complete with a Y (Yes) or N (No), and this is also verified in your iCAP audit. In addition, the High School Foreign Language field in TopNet shows the specific languages and number of years completed.
Call your High School and request your transcript to be sent:
WKU Office of Admissions
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1020
Order your transcript electronically through parchment: https://www.parchment.com/. The first step on this site is to identify your High School. If your High School does not appear, you will need to contact your High School directly as it may not use this system.
If students withdraw from a class taken to fulfill graduation requirements, this may delay graduation. It is important to remember that a baccalaureate degree requires 120 credit hours and full time status is based on 12 or more hours. A world language course still contributes to both of these requirements.
With "Verified Credit", the Department of Modern Languages grants up to 6 hours of university credit for a fee of $25 per credit for previous knowledge of a language if you enroll at a higher level than 101 and earn a C or better.
If, for example, based on 3 years of high school language you are ready for a 201 course, and you earn a C or better, you could get credit for 101 and 102 in that language. After you have finished the course, you will obtain a Verified Credit form at this link. Follow the instructions at the top.
If you have not taken any previous coursework, start with the 101 course. If you took previous coursework in high school, complete any of the exams described above (hyperlink) and present them to your advisor. If you are transferring from another university, talk to your advisor.