Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

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Undergrad Transfer

Climb higher at a transfer-friendly university

Transform your previously earned college credit by earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University. Choose from a variety of degree programs, course format options, and four Kentucky campus locations. Our flexible course format options, including 100% online and partially online courses, allow you to complete your degree while balancing personal and professional responsibilities. 

Transfer student resources will help guide you through admission, course registration, and assignments, while transfer scholarships will make your decision to join the Hilltopper family an affordable one.

Transfer advising
Our Transfer Center advisors understand the unique needs of transfer students and welcome the opportunity to guide you toward your academic goals. Contact our advisors for information on course options, degree programs designed for transfer students, scholarship opportunities, and how to become a Hilltopper! More information is available at wku.edu/transfer. Or you can call us at 270-745-2178, email us at transfer@wku.edu, or live chat with us at wku.edu/transfer. 

Transfer scholarships
Once admitted to WKU with previously earned college credit, you’ll automatically be considered for a transfer scholarship of up to $4,000 per year. (Scholarship awards are based on cumulative GPA.)

Transfer requirements
To apply to Western Kentucky as a transfer student, applicants must hold at least 24 college credits and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.


Best Online Badge

#1 for “Best Online Colleges” in Kentucky | Value Colleges, 2020

EDsmart badge

#21 for “Best Online Colleges” | EDsmart


#20 for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” | U.S. News & World Report


#15 for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report

Transfer Student Resources

WKU has numerous resources available to help you succeed, including one-on-one tutors and career coaches to prepare you for life as a WKU graduate. Our resources include:
• Transfer advising
• Campus computer labs
• Transfer scholarships
• Tutoring services
• Online academic coaching
• Regional campus locations
• Transfer housing options
• A Living Learning Community designed for transfer students who want to get connected on the Bowling Green campus
• Career counseling
• Interview practice
• Résumé help 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "I knew I wanted to further my education and took the steps to transfer to WKU. That was the best decision I have made. The LPN to ASN program has the most supportive instructors."

    • Lauren Johnson
  • "The transfer center was very helpful to me when I was getting my transfer courses evaluated. They promptly replied to my emails to answer any questions I had about the process."

    • Whitney Burke
  • "The Transfer Center helped me to keep pursuing my career in WKU without losing the credits that I took in a previous university. Their replies to my requests were always clear, kind, and quick. Thank you, Transfer Center."

    • Diego Minaya