Under the direction of the Office of the Provost, WKU Dual Credit serves qualified high school students with the opportunity to earn university credit as part of their high school curriculum. The program provides enrichment opportunities to academically talented students who are ready for the challenge of university coursework.
High school administrators recommend students for participation in Dual Credit based on the student’s potential for academic success in a college level program. Students typically receive both high school and university credit upon successful course completion.
Dual Credit students are registered and enrolled in WKU as a "non-degree seeking student prior to high school graduation." Participation in a Dual Credit course does not guarantee admission to WKU as a "degree-seeking freshman." Grades received in Dual Credit courses are recorded as part of the student's official university transcript with WKU and will transfer to most colleges and universities throughout the United States. Courses are offered at a substantially reduced tuition rate and provide a means of preparing college bound students to make a successful transition to post-secondary education.
Dual Credit partners with area high schools to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of online courses. Western Kentucky University and Dual Credit support the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s Dual Credit policy that supports a seamless path of education and training for students.