Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University, is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a state Normal school in 1906, it gained university status in 1966. Programs are offered through the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Gordon Ford College of Business; Ogden College of Science and Engineering; College of Health and Human Services; and Potter College of Arts and Letters. Its 200-acre main campus and 785-acre university farm are located in Bowling Green, 65 miles north of Nashville.

School Profiles: Undergrad Transfer

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Climb Higher at a Transfer Friendly University


Ranked #15 by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans
Ranked #20 by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor's Programs
Ranked #1 in Best Online Colleges in Kentucky for 2020 by Value Colleges
Ranked #21 in Best Online Colleges by EDSmart

"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

Transform your previously earned college credit by earning a bachelor's or associate 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 work responsibilities.

Transfer student resources help guide you through admission, course registration, and assignments—while transfer scholarships 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 advisors for information on course options, degree programs designed for transfer students, scholarship opportunities, and how to become a Hilltopper! More information available at wku.edu/transfer. Phone: 270-745-2178
Email: transfer@wku.edu
live chat: wku.edu/transfer 

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

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 after as a WKU graduate. 
• 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 

Minimum Transfer Requirements
• Minimum 2.0 GPA
•  At least 24 earned college credit hours