Western Kentucky University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to WKU HILLTOPPERS. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to WKU HILLTOPPERS.

What are your chances at WKU HILLTOPPERS?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WKU HILLTOPPERS or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At WKU HILLTOPPERS, 23.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Western Kentucky University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for WKU HILLTOPPERS?

    WKU HILLTOPPERS requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement N/A
    Interview N/A
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, WKU HILLTOPPERS also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    WKU HILLTOPPERS requires a minimum of 24 credits.

    What are Western Kentucky University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down WKU HILLTOPPERS transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline August 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline January 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline May 1

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Western Kentucky University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to WKU HILLTOPPERS on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline August 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline January 15
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Western Kentucky University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, WKU HILLTOPPERS received 1615 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 1540 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for WKU HILLTOPPERS is 95.36%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into WKU HILLTOPPERS. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at WKU HILLTOPPERS?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WKU HILLTOPPERS or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Additionally, of the 1540 accepted transfer students, 951 students enrolled - that means the yield was 61.75%.

    WKU HILLTOPPERS accepts 96 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford WKU HILLTOPPERS

    WKU HILLTOPPERS costs an average of $N/A. The below vendors all offer private student loans for WKU HILLTOPPERS students to help cover the cost... We have partnered with Edvisors to provide these vendors and keep the offer up-to-date.

    What are the Western Kentucky University transfer GPA requirements?

    WKU HILLTOPPERS requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, WKU HILLTOPPERS requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

    Additional Transfer Info. for WKU HILLTOPPERS

    WKU HILLTOPPERS has noted the additional policies: Some programs may not transfer credit for any course which carries a grade less than 'C.'.

    Will you enjoy transferring to WKU HILLTOPPERS?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to WKU HILLTOPPERS. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Bowling Green...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at WKU HILLTOPPERS is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to WKU HILLTOPPERS then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into WKU HILLTOPPERS

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the WKU HILLTOPPERS website for more info.
    WKU HILLTOPPERS accepts 95.36% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into WKU HILLTOPPERS, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.39 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.53. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of WKU HILLTOPPERS students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 430 550 490
    SAT Reading 430 540 485
    2018 Total SAT Score 860 1090 975
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 17 25 21
    ACT Reading 19 28 23
    2018 Total ACT Score 36 53 44

    Western Kentucky University’s average SAT score is 975. To be a competitive applicant for Western Kentucky University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WKU HILLTOPPERS or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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