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Western Kentucky University

Summer Sessions

New WKU Students

Welcome prospective WKU students! We have organized information with you in mind. 

High School Students / Incoming Freshman

Dual Credit

Summer Sessions partners with WKU Dual Credit to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn credit during the summer months. Classes currently take place at the Glasgow Regional Campus and through the WKU University College.

Summer Early Entry Program

The Office of Summer Sessions also partners with the WKU University College to provide an innovative program for incoming freshmen called "Summer Early Entry."

This program is designed to allow students to take their required developmental English, math, and reading classes early to ensure that they will be better prepared for college when they begin in the fall semester.

Plus, taking these developmental courses in the summer gives students special benefits, such as free tutoring, accessible computer labs, structured study groups, and the ability to get to know the campus, their classmates, and what it’s like to be in college before everyone else!

More information about the WKU Summer Early Entry Program.

Transfer Students

WKU Summer Sessions welcomes transfer students from other colleges and universities.

Many of our classes and programs are available online to allow you to complete your degree wherever you are!

Getting Started at WKU

Apply for Admission
You can apply online on TopNet. The WKU Admissions Office also has information for prospective transfer students.
Obtain an Official Transcript
We need to receive a transcript from each college you have attended. Please request that they be mailed to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1020
View Transfer Credit Equivalencies
Transfer Credit Articulation
Applications for Summer Sessions must be submitted by May 1st.

Visting Students

Many of our classes are available online to allow you to complete a course wherever you are! WKU is proud to help students of other institutions succeed.

Application Deadline

  • The application deadline for Kentucky, out–of–state, and international students is May 1.

Undergraduate Students

Apply online now! There is an application fee.

Upon receipt of your application for admission, the Office of Admissions will send a transient permission form to be completed by the registrar or dean of your home institution.

When your application is approved, you will be notified of your enrollment status within 7-10 days. Upon acceptance, you will be able to enroll in classes through TopNet by following the course registration instructions.

• More information for visiting undergraduate students.

Graduate Students

WKU Summer Sessions offers a variety of graduate courses also!

Once you are ready to apply, you will need to apply online and submit the $40 application fee and your undergraduate transcript to:

The Graduate School
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11010
Bowling Green, KY 42101-11010
For more information, contact The Graduate School.

International Students

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs

Thank you for your interest in Summer Sessions at WKU!

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