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Academic Advising

Academic advisors are here to help you navigate your intended academic path while at WKU. Our team will be a great resource that can help you plan your semester schedule, choose a major, and provide referrals to other resources and services on campus or within the university. 


Contact Our Academic Advisors

Schedule an appointment with one of our academic advisors online.

Gail Ledford

Gail Ledford

  • Elizabethtown RPC 130

    610 College Street Road
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701

  • (270) 706-8873

  • gail.ledford@wku.edu
Gail Smallwood

Gail Smallwood

  • Elizabethtown RPC 130

    610 College Street Road
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701

  • (270) 706-8870 opt. 1

  • gail.smallwood@wku.edu
Melissa Ballinger

Melissa Ballinger


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration dates can be found:

  • In the registration guide for the particular semester for which you wish to register, the link to the Registration Guide can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website.

  • On TopNet under "Registration Status."

The registration dates change for each new semester so you should check the registration guide or TopNet each semester. Students may register without penalty any time after their assigned date to register through the day prior to the first day of the term.

To change your major, minor or advisor you must:  

  • Go to TopNet

  • Student Services

  • Student Records

  • Choose the Change of Major/Minor/Concentration/Advisor form.

  • Follow the directions given on the website. 

If directed to take the form to the specified departments for signatures, your WKU regional campus is happy to mail the forms for you. Please contact our advisors with any questions.

Yes! Continuing students register for classes on TopNet after meeting with an advisor.

  1. Log in to TopNet

  2. Select Student Services

  3. Select Registration

  4. Select Register/Add/Drop Classes

  5. Enter the desired term

  6. Type in the CRNs for the courses for which you would like to register

For a video tutorial on registering for classes, click here.

Undergraduate and graduate catalogs are available online. You can find them at the following links: Undergraduate Catalog & Graduate Catalog


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 Last Modified 4/29/20