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Academic Advising and Retention Center

AARC provides a wide range of academic services to undergraduate students. The Center coordinates academic advising activities among undergraduate colleges and academic departments for undergraduate students. All degree-seeking undergraduate students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes until they have 90 hours and an Application for Graduation on file in the Office of the Registrar. AARC advises all Exploratory/ Generally Undecided students and helps these students plan for their potential major.

Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program

ABIRP offers information, services and support to individuals with acquired brain injury, their families and any other interested persons who reside in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD). The Department of Communication Disorders at WKU directs the activities of the program with the assistance of members from the community.

Admissions

The admissions policy at Western is designed to provide educational opportunities for students who have a serious commitment to continuing their education beyond high school.

Blackboard

Many classes at WKU require Blackboard as one of their educational tools, especially if you are taking an online course.

Book Store  An on campus resource for textbooks and official apparel & souvenirs.

Career Services

Located in DUC A230, in the Student Success Center. We can provide help for students, alumni and employers alike in achieving their employment, career and graduate school goals.

Counseling Center

We believe that the university experience should be challenging, not overwhelming, and universities have a duty to support students as they are being challenged. To this end, the WKU Counseling and Testing Center is committed to promoting the academic mission of the university by providing a variety of psychological services to students that will augment recruitment, retention, and graduation by strengthening students’ capacity to tolerate distress, form healthy relationships, and seek healthy expressions of their ideals and values. The Counseling and Testing Center also advances the university’s mission by providing educational programming, training, and consultation to the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of WKU.

Course Catalog This is essential for every student. It shows majors, graduation requirements, and much more.

Distance Learning

At WKU, we are committed to bringing an ever increasing number of distance learning opportunities to you. Online and independent learning courses offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to balance school with other obligations like never before. There are several graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs to choose from, as well as general education courses and electives. Each year WKU offers more than 1,000 courses online!

Educational Enhancement Programs   A listing of all the Federal TRIO programs overseen by the EEP director.

Financial Aid for Veterans

Veterans Affairs at WKU does not work for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The office serves as a liaison between WKU student veterans and dependents and the DVA. We assist students with the processing of VA forms for DVA educational benefits, advise students about certain procedural requirements, and certify enrollment of veterans and dependents to the DVA. Student entitlement is based on VA regulations. Monthly payment is determined by the number of credit hours for which that student is enrolled. The VA Coordinator also closely monitors each veteran's enrollment status and academic program according to DVA guidelines.

Food Services

We have dining locations in 8 different buildings across campus with hours ranging from 7am to at least midnight for your convenience.

Glasgow Regional Center (WKU)   Glasgow campus for WKU

Health Services

WKU Health Services is a full service primary care center dedicated to providing WKU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families with quality medical care. We have board certified physicians with multiple specialties. Our physicians also have admitting privileges at both The Medical Center and Greenview Hospital.

Independent Learning

We are proud to share our educational solutions with our service men and women. Western Kentucky University is a participating Servicemember Opportunity College (SOC). All WKU correspondence courses are approved for servicemembers of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans, and other persons eligible under the provisions of the GI Bill. Each student must assume the responsibility for submitting the proper forms to assure payment of appropriate entitlements.

Map  This maps shows where all the building and parking zones are on the main campus.

Parking

The mission of the Parking and Transportation Services department is to provide access to University programs and services through management of the University’s transportation resources. The goal of the Parking and Transportation Services department is to create a multi-modal campus to help faculty, staff, students and visitors reach their destinations. The department manages parking and transportation resources to meet these goals. This includes creating a safe environment for walking, biking, riding a bus, or driving a vehicle.

wkuREAL (Adult Learners)

wkuREAL is an office dedicated to assist adult students. Whether you are simply exploring your options or ready to pursue a degree, wkuREAL is the resource for you. On our site you will find information about degree programs at WKU, as well as enrollment materials and frequently asked questions. When you are ready to go, we are ready to get started!

Registrar   Providing information and assistance to the student body of Western Kentucky University

ROTC

For the last 70 years Army ROTC at Western Kentucky University has transformed hundreds of students into Army, local and national leaders. If you are looking for an organization that provides adventure, world class leadership training, an extraordinary physical training program, FULL academic support (pay tuition), PAY you for joining and guarantee a career in one of the most respected professions in America, Army ROTC is for you. If you want to give back something to this GREAT Nation, please contact us and we can help you reach your dreams! You can come out and take our starter classes WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATION (paint ball, rappelling, get in shape for spring break)!

Shuttle Bus Schedules   Campus shuttle times and routes.

Student Disability Services

The goal of the Office for Student Disability Services is to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided access to all facets of the Western Kentucky University experience; to facilitate and coordinate support services and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential; and to increase awareness among all members of the University so that students with disabilities are able to achieve academic success based on their abilities, not their disabilities.

Student Employment

The Student Employment Program at Western Kentucky University provides employment opportunities for students who are in need of earnings from part-time employment in order to pursue a course of study at the university. The program is also designed to assist University departments in meeting their objectives through the use of qualified student employees.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services at Western Kentucky University is a federally funded program which provides academic advisement, personal counseling, tutoring and other services designed to help students adjust to campus life, succeed academically and graduate from a post-secondary institution.

Student Veterans Of America - Western Kentucky University Student Veterans' Alliance

Welcome to the web site of the Western Kentucky University Student Veterans' Alliance. We are the Western Kentucky University Chapter of the national organization of Student Veterans of America.

The Learning Center

Welcome to The Learning Center's (TLC) website! At TLC, peer tutors provide WKU students with FREE tutoring and study skills help. Students may make appointments for one-on-one or group tutoring or drop-in for assistance--TLC is open for 64 hours every week. In addition to tutoring, TLC offers a number of other programs, including the Academic Advantage Series: Workshops for Success, Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS), and a 34 machine academic computer lab with free printing.

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to help U.S. military veterans enter into and succeed in postsecondary school. VUB is a non-profit program serving veterans from a nine county area surrounding Bowling Green, and COSTS NOTHING for those who participate.

WKU Owensboro    Owensboro WKU campus

WKU E-town / Ft. Knox   E-town/Ft. Knox WKU campus

 

External Links

Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS)

Our mission is to provide transcripts of military training and experience to Soldiers and Veterans of the Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve. AARTS maintains a database of over 4,000,000 Soldier records and fills over 2,000 requests per week. Transcript requests are processed on the work day (M-F) they are received and mailed not later than two work days later (usually less) to academic institutions, Army Education Centers, and employers around the world.

Bowling Green Area Career Center for Veterans   A place to go if your are unemployed and want help finding a job.

Center for Minority Veterans

The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary. The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

Center for Women Veterans

On May 5, 2010, President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 into law. The law includes provisions that help provide support for the caregivers of seriously injured Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, helps improve services for our nation’s 1.8 million women Veterans, and helps expand the availability of health care for Veterans and services preventing Veterans from becoming homeless. These measures and others honor the sacrifices of our men and women who have served this country proudly, the commitment and dedication of those who care for our wounded service members every day, and our Nation's sacred responsibility to stand by our troops, our Veterans, and their families.

Community College of the Air Force

CCAF serves the educational needs of the Air Force enlisted community by offering associate in applied science degrees and other credentialing programs that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention and support the career transitions of enlisted Airmen. The college is the only federally chartered institution in the United States that awards college degrees solely to USAF enlisted personnel. CCAF is accredited by the Commission of College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

DD 214 Online  A location to get copies of DD Form 214, Discharge Papers or Separation Documents.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans has never wavered in our commitment to serve our nation’s service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors. Our largest endeavor in fulfilling that mission is our National Service Program. In 88 offices throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, the DAV employs a corps of approximately 260 National Service Officers (NSOs) who represent veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Veterans need not be DAV members to take advantage of this outstanding assistance, which is provided free of charge.

DOD Non-Traditional Education System (DANTES)

DANTES mission is to support the off-duty, voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense and to conduct special projects and development activities in support of education-related functions of the Department.

Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

For more than a half century, the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services has been the standard reference work for recognizing learning acquired in the military. Presented here in online format, the Guide Online contains ACE recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by the services as individual exhibits.

FAFSA Express

Check out the free FAFSA on the Web the way to apply online for student financial aid! When you apply online, you don't hassle with paperwork, and you get your results faster. Plus, help filling out your FAFSA is built into the system, so you'll know what to do as you go along. You can even chat live online with a customer service representative if you need personal assistance. This help is free. You don't have to pay us or anyone else for assistance.

GI BILL Official Web Site  Official G.I. Bill information

Helmets to Hardhats

Are you looking for a job, or are you looking for a career? If you're looking for a career, you're in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats places quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers.

Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking decisive action to end Veteran homelessness in five years. All Veterans at risk for homelessness or attempting to exit homelessness must have easy access to programs and services. VA offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits which are detailed below.

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for Adults  Kentucky sponsored Financial Aid Programs

Military.com

MyHealthe Vet

National Center for PTSD

The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Navy Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)

An official transcript endorsing and recommending college credit for military education and training and recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) increases college credit awarded, enhances opportunities to complete a college degree, and offset tuition assistance costs through increased college and university recognition of military schools and experience for credit.

One Freedom

ONE Freedom offers service members, veterans and military families a powerful framework of education and training that builds strength, resilience and a clearer understanding of how to maintain balance in the face of military deployments and other lifestyle challenges. Taught by a dynamic team of field experts, military and civilian, ONE Freedom programs guide participants in exploring strength through effective skills and balanced living, and provide tools and resources for on-going personal learning and growth.

On-line Benefits Application (VONAPP)

The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet.

Real Warriors

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF)

Have you recently returned from military service? If you've served, you've earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans. Please do so NOW!

Social Security Online

The Social Security disability insurance program (sometimes referred to as SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Students Veterans of America (National)

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

Transition Assistance Program

The full transition resources are available through this portal. Access them well befor or after your military-to-civilian transition on your timing and when you need them.

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

VA Corp Care

  • The Bowling Green Outpatient Clinic opened in November 1997 and provides services for veterans in Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • Primary care, laboratory, mental health and radiology services are offered.
  • Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or through My Healthe Vet.
VA Medical Center (Louisville)

The Louisville VA Medical Center is an active, affiliated acute care and outpatient facility located on a 47-acre hilltop near downtown Louisville and overlooking the Ohio River. Louisville VA Medical Center’s main campus is located at 800 Zorn Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. The medical center also operates three community based outpatient clinics in the greater Louisville area (Dupont, Newburg, and Shively), one in Grayson County, one in Fort Knox, KY, and one in Scottsburg and one in New Albany, IN. These clinics make VA services more accessible for veterans residing in the Kentuckiana area. Additionally, Louisville VA Medical Center operates an approved TRICARE family practice and an outpatient mental health and behavioral sciences program at satellite locations within the Louisville area.

VA Medical Center (Nashville)

The Nashville VA Medical Center is one of two main campuses in the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), comprised of the Nashville and Alvin C. York Medical Centers and nine outpatient clinics. The Nashville campus offers primary, secondary and tertiary care to veterans living in middle Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS is affiliated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, with active residency programs in all major medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. In addition, the Nashville campus supports a vigorous research program of over $26 million annually. The Nashville campus serves as a VHA resource for solid organ and bone marrow transplants.

Vet Center

"We are the people in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner."

Veterans Administration

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

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