Western Kentucky

Requirements for admission

Requirements for admission

Students must meet ONE of the following requirements for admission:

  1. ACT composite of 20 or greater, or
  2. SAT (math + critical reading) of 940 or higher, or
  3. Unweighted high school GPA of 2.50 or higher, or
  4. Achieve the required Composite Admission Index (CAI) score

Students admitted to WKU may be placed in an appropriate academic support program based on academic needs at the time of admission. Students will be notified regarding any academic placement by the appropriate office.


What tests are required for beginning freshmen?

Either the ACT or SAT is required of all beginning freshmen.


What is the WKU Pre-College Curriculum?


English 4 credits...I, II, III, IV

Math 3 credits...Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (or Integrated Math I, II, and III)

Social Studies 3 credits...Chosen from U.S. History, Economics, Government, World Geography and World Civilization

Science 3 credits...Chosen from Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space Science (at least one lab)

Health 1/2 credit

Physical Education 1/2 credit


History and Appreciation of Visual

or Performing Arts

1 credit History and appreciation of visual and performing arts or another arts course that incorporates such content


Foreign Language 2 credits...Credits must be from the same language.

Electives 5 credits

Around Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky Contact Information

Phone (270) 745-2551


Toll Free 1-800-495-8463


Fax (270) 745-6133


Email admission@wku.edu


Mailing Address:

WKU Office of Admissions
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1020