Western Kentucky University

Honors College

Apply to the Honors College

An Honors student stands by the Colonnade

Please read the following information before starting the Application for Admission. When you are ready, go directly to the Application.


General Admission to WKU

Honors College applicants must have been admitted for general admission to WKU before completing the Honors College application. Apply for general admission to WKU.


Starting the Application

In order to apply to the Honors College, you must have previously logged into WKU’s TopNet system and stepped through the initial setup process.  If you have never logged into TopNet and are not currently enrolled, you will need to use your 800 number (WKUID) to access TopNet. If you do not know your 800 number, you can retrieve it online.


Components of the Application

The Honors College Application for Admission is only available online and consists of seven components:  Validation of Academic Information, a Five-Part Activities Summary, and an Essay.  All application materials must be submitted using the online application; supplemental materials, such as resumes, will not be accepted.  Transcripts are not required for Honors College admission because we access and review the transcripts submitted for your general application to WKU. Read more about the application components and other useful hints.


Recommendation Form

Please submit an optional online recommendation form on behalf of the applicant here. Recommendation letters are also optional.

* Recommendations should be from a teacher, an employer, a coach, a community leader, or someone else of that nature. The letters should not be from a family member.


Begin the application

Are you ready to apply? The Honors College looks forward to reviewing your application soon!
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 Last Modified 10/17/13