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Summer Scholars Program

The WKU Summer Scholars Program is a five-week summer transition program for incoming first-year students. Participants will move to campus early, complete six hours of college credit, and receive personalized support that will help ensure their success. This program is required for undergraduate students with an unweighted high school GPA between 2.0 and 2.49.



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2024 Dates

Move In: July 7th or 8th

Orientation (TOP): July 8th

Classes: July 9th - August 8th

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Students will take two classes that count toward graduation. Course selection will be guided by factors such as intended major, test scores, and course capacity.

Residence hall

Students will live on campus in a residence hall with a roommate who is also participating in the Summer Scholars Program. Housing is included in the program cost!

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The cost of the program is no more than $750, and the amount may be less for those who qualify for additional federal financial aid through the 2023-24 FAFSA.


  Tuition for six credit hours (two courses)

  Required course textbooks

  On-campus housing in a residence hall (double occupancy)

  Ten meals per week

  Summer membership to the Preston Health and Activities Center

  One-on-one advising and academic support through the Advising and Career Development Center

  Social activities/outings for evening and weekend entertainment

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 Last Modified 10/20/23