The Graduate School - Current Student FAQ
The Graduate Catalog contains information regarding curriculum, policies, and procedures for graduate students.
All approved matriculation forms are viewable on TopNet ("Student Services", "Student Records", "View Graduate Program Documents".
Save the form to your desktop, complete, and save. After obtaining the appropriate
approvals, e-mail forms to email@example.com . If you have technical issues please contact the WKU IT Help Desk,
Please send all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Program of Study is an individualized plan of study which details the complete list of courses required by the academic program for degree completion. Students should work with their advisors to complete and submit to Graduate Records for approval.
All Graduate School forms are online at http://www.wku.edu/graduate/documents/
The Program of Study must be submitted within the first term or prior to the completion of twelve (12) hours. A registration hold will be placed for failure to submit a Program of Study after earning twelve hours.
Once the Program of Study has been approved you will receive confirmation through WKU email. Approved matriculation forms are viewable on TopNet ("Student Services", "Student Records", "View Graduate Program Documents".)
Please visit the WKU Residency Information for Graduate Students page.
All graduate degree programs require that either a written or an oral examination be satisfactorily completed, or that an approved capstone course be successfully completed. Contact your academic department for details.
Each academic program defines whether a thesis, specialist project, or dissertation is required. Refer to the Graduate Catalog or contact your academic department for details.
Thesis, specialist project, and dissertation information is online at http://www.wku.edu/graduate/students/thesis/. Contact your academic department for any additional guidelines and deadlines.
The Application for Graduation is submitted through TopNet ("Student Services", "Student Records", "Application for Graduation"). (It is a Registrar’s Office form and fee.)
For questions regarding teacher certification please refer to the Office of Professional Educator Services.
Course withdrawals are handled in the Office of the Registrar.