If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our Adult Learner Counselors, we can walk you through the following steps. Not sure what academic path you want to pursue? Our counselors would be happy to help you get on a path that would best suit your needs. Call us at (270) 745-3575 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1 - Choose an Academic Program
WKU offers more than 170 choices for undergraduate areas of study through majors, minors, associate degree programs, certificate programs, pre-professional study, and areas of concentration within majors. Use the following link to explore our academic programs. Academic programs with contact information
Step 2 - Apply for Admission to WKU
The second step in attending WKU is to apply for admission. There are several admission requirements depending on your status (beginning student, transfer student, readmission student, or visiting student). In addition, there are specific deadlines for applications by semester and a $40 fee. Please review all of the requirements by going to the admission homepage. When you are ready to apply, you can apply online.
Step 3 - Seeking Financial Aid
If you would like to seek financial assistance (loans, grants, scholarships, veterans' benefits, tuition waivers, work-study) you will need to apply for financial aid. To do so, you start by filling out the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). An Adult Learner Counselor in our office can help you fill out your initial FASFA. Call 270-745-3575 to request assistance.
Step 4 - Get Access toTopNet
TopNet is WKU's student information portal that allows students to view pertinent information (your email address, bill, see who your advisor is, etc.) and perform student functions (register for classes, print your semester schedule, change your major, etc.). Once you have been admitted to WKU you will receive a student ID number, commonly referred to as your "800 number." This is your TopNet logon and your initial password is the last six digits of your social security number. Upon you first login, you will be prompted to change your password.
Step 5 - Get a WKU Email Account
Once you have registered for classes, you will receive a WKU email address. Once you have your WKU email address and password, you can login from the WKU Homepage, click Quick Links and then TopperMail (Email).