If you complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at ECTC, your classes will transfer as a block, and you’ll be fully general education certified. One advantage of this is you bypass 12 credit hours you would have had to take as a WKU freshman.
But because WKU has created specific transfer frameworks, you do need to follow WKU transfer checklists pretty closely. So for instance, you might need to take COM 181, Basic Public Speaking, instead of COM 252, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, for your oral communication requirement. Another example is WKU’s bachelor’s degree in social work. You must begin taking WKU social work courses in the fall of any academic year, and you must complete certain prerequisite courses before you begin WKU classes. Then each semester you’ll take nine hours at WKU and the remainder of your classes at ECTC.
Yes! Western Kentucky University has specific agreements in place for ECTC students who want to complete degrees they begin here. Look in the first column of the link below for degree checklists for KCTCS 2+2 transfer students, choosing AA or AS checklists. If you look in the last column, you’ll miss the special agreements for ECTC students. The most direct pathway is to get an associate in arts or associate in science degree at ECTC. But Western has created pathways for students who obtain AAS, associate in applied science, degrees as well. These students will also need to obtain AA or AS degrees.
If you are interested in transferring to the main campus in Bowling Green, there are specific transfer agreements in place as well. Here are checklists for some of the most common degrees.
WKU offers specific transfer scholarships for ECTC students, based on their grade point averages. Many are automatic, although you still need to fill out a scholarship application.
Enroll at WKU even while you’re an ECTC student. That way you don’t have to pay a $40 application fee if you wait until you officially transfer. As a dually enrolled student, you are eligible for all the benefits a Western student has: advising, library privileges, free transcripts after the first one. You can even attend Hilltopper sports events!
It’s easy to find out more about transferring to Western Kentucky University. The college has an office on our campus in suite 130RPC. Or come in and talk to a transfer advisor in the ECTC Transfer Center in room 106RPC.