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WKU Admissions


Welcome Prospective Military Students and Veterans!

WKU strives to be a military friendly institution that will provide military personnel the ability to attend WKU and receive college credit for formal courses and primary occupations offered while in the military. WKU awards college credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide Recommendation. Active duty soldiers or military veterans will be required to submit official military transcripts prior to admission. Any soldier that is retired or discharged from the military will be required to submit a copy of the DD Form 214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty of Service. The DD Form 214 must have Characterization of Service listed on the form.



Admissions Checklist

1. Complete an online application for admission

2. Meet Admission Criteria

3. Request Required Military Transcripts

4. Retired or Discharged Veterans must Request DD Form 214



Resources for Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel

Click to see how your military coursework will transfer into WKU.

Click for an explanation of your military credit articulation. (PDF)

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 Last Modified 9/25/14