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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

The Graduate School - Prospective Students FAQ

How do I apply to be a non-degree seeking student?
Please see the non-degree seeking student application directions.
How do I apply to be a degree seeking student?
Please see the degree seeking student application directions.
How do I reapply to, or change programs?
To reapply you must submit a new application seeking admission into the new program. To be considered, you must fulfill any additional program requirements.
How do I check my application status?
Please view the Graduate Application Status page.
Can I mail my graduate application to WKU?
No. The Graduate School cannot accept paper applications. You may, however, apply online. Payment can be achieved through credit card, check, or money order.
Can I defer my admission?
Domestic students may defer their admission by contacting the Graduate School to change their term of enrollment. International students must submit a new application for the new term, as well as updated financial documents, in order to create a new I-20 form.
How do I apply for the International scholarship?
The University automatically awards a scholarship to each full-time, non-resident, international students.  You can find more information about the international scholarship on the financial resources page.
Why do I need a graduate advisor?
Every degree-seeking student is assigned to an advisor. The advisor should be the most important person in the course of your graduate study. Your advisor will work with you in developing a program of study (graduate degree program). The graduate advisor will assist you in the selection of your graduate committee for direction and guidance during thesis writing if you choose the thesis option. You should work closely with your advisor while in graduate school at WKU.
How does WKU convert quarter hours to semester hours?
WKU multiplies the quarter hour by 0.67 to get the semester hour.  For example, if you have earned six quarter hours, they will be converted to four semester hours.

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