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TopNet Tips


Course Offerings

All courses offered for each semester can be found on the TopNet Schedule of Classes at https://topnet.wku.edu/pls/prod/wku_hwsched.P_CrseSearch. This online service provides up-to-the moment status of each class. All course offerings and statements in this publication are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Other changes may occur during and after registration as circumstances dictate.

Priority Registration Dates

Registration will be available from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. beginning October 12. 

All undergradaute degree-seeking students are required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for courses. A hold will prevent registration until the student has met with their advisor to have their advising hold lifted. Registration will be available from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. from October 19 to January 26. Determine your registration date from the registration sequence listed under Priority Registration. TopNet will permit you to register only on your assigned date or thereafter, pending administrative holds on your account.

Registration will be available from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. beginning March 15. 

All undergradaute degree-seeking students are required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for courses. A hold will prevent registration until the student has met with their advisor to have their advising hold lifted. Registration will be available from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. from March 29 to August 30. Determine your registration date from the registration sequence listed under Priority Registration. TopNet will permit you to register only on your assigned date or thereafter, pending administrative holds on your account.

Registration Steps

Step 1: Access TopNet through the internet at http://topnet.wku.edu. Click TopNet Login.

Step 2: Enter your WKU ID, then tab to the Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN is set initially as the last 6 digits of your social security number. You are required to change your PIN to another 6-digit code the first time you access TopNet. Remember your new PIN and keep it confidential. Refer to Tips for Using TopNet for complete details regarding your PIN. Enter your PIN.

Step 3: Read the information items in the TopNet Bulletin Board, then click Continue at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Click Student Services. When the next page is displayed, click Registration. When the Registration page is displayed, view the various options. Before attempting to register for class(es), be sure to:

  • select the term for which you want to register
  • view your student information
  • view test scores and course eligibility
  • check your registration status

Step 5: Click Register/Add/Drop Classes. Carefully read the instructions, then enter the CRN for your course(s). Click the Submit Changes button. Registration will then be displayed. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to determine if you have any registration errors and scroll to the right to review the status of each course. Refer to the following Tips for Using TopNet for details on using the Class Search Function.

Step 6: After completing your registration transactions and finalizing your schedule, be sure to print a copy for future use. You may print from the registration screen or click on the menu button to return to the Registration menu. From the Registration menu, click Student Summary Schedule.

Step 7: Click exit to log off from TopNet.


Tips For Using TopNet

Do not use the Back button on your internet browser to navigate through TopNet. Always use Return to Menu or the other links at the top and bottom of the pages.

During your first time to use the system, TopNet will ask you to select your own 6-digit PIN. Remember your PIN, and keep it confidential.

TopNet is programmed to check for assigned registration dates and will not permit early registration. You may register only on your assigned date or thereafter.

This is a 5-digit number assigned to each class section listed in the schedule of classes. It is the number you use to register for classes using TopNet.

TopNet can provide a list of classes by desired subject, days, and times. At the bottom of the registration form, click the Class Search button. After selecting your desired subjects and other criteria, click the Class Search button. In the display, closed classes are indicated by a C. You may select available sections and register directly from this list of available classes by scrolling to the bottom and clicking the Register button.

If you wish to take a course but not receive credit, you must first enroll in the course, then click Audit in the drop-down box in the Action column. Scroll to the bottom of the form and click the Submit Changes button.

After class(es) begin, you will be required to obtain permission from the instructor to audit a course, and processing must be done in the Office of the Registrar in Potter Hall.

A restricted course is one for which the department has limited enrollment to specific students for specific purposes. You must obtain permission for enrollment from the academic department offering the course. When you register for the course, TopNet will recognize that permission has been granted through the use of a code entered by the departmental official.
Many courses are checked through TopNet to assure that the appropriate prerequisite(s) have been met. TopNet will not permit you to register for a course for which you have not fulfilled the prerequisite(s).
 These are courses that must be taken together. You must register for them at the same time.
 These are lecture sections that must be taken with any corresponding lab or clinical section.
 If you are repeating a course, you may register for the course using TopNet.
 Registration and participation in an internship program is required to be simultaneous.
 You may use TopNet to make schedule changes after your initial registration and through the official drop/add period.
 Duplicate course registration is not permitted unless the course for which you are registering can be taken multiple times for degree credit.
TopNet may be used to withdraw from individual courses or to completely withdraw from the term/semester according to dates published in the Academic Calendar in this guide. Students who cease attending class(es) without an official withdrawal will receive failing grades. The official date of the withdrawal is the date the withdrawal is finalized on TopNet. Tuition refunds or reductions in outstanding fee liabilities for students who officially withdraw or change their status from full-time to part-time is stated in the Tuition and Fee Information section of this guide. A $50 Schedule Change Fee will be assessed for each course withdrawal, unless completely withdrawing from the term/semester.
 After finalizing your schedule, you are encouraged to print a copy of your schedule. See Step 6 under TopNet Registration Procedures.
 You must clear all holds prior to registration. TopNet will not permit you to register if you have a registration hold.
 If you need assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (270) 745-3351 or (270) 745-3352, MondayFriday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. central time.

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 Last Modified 2/22/21