Step 1 – Contact Us
If you feel you meet the requirements outlined in our Admissions Criteria and are interested in learning more about the LifeWorks at WKU program and the application process, the first step is to contact the LifeWorks at WKU admissions office at 270.745.4380 or at [email protected] or simply use the Discover More link at the bottom of the page to obtain more information and to schedule a tour of the LifeWorks at WKU campus.
Step 2 – Tour LifeWorks at WKU
Prospective students and their families are strongly encouraged to visit the LifeWorks at WKU campus located adjacent to the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Having the opportunity to tour our campus and personally meet with our program staff is the best way for you to discover if LifeWorks at WKU is the perfect fit for you. The campus visit would also include a meeting with members of our admissions team to determine if continuing the application process is appropriate.
Step 3 – Submit Application
Following a campus visit and interview with our admissions team, you may complete our online application. You will also need to provide the following required documentation:
Psychological Evaluation (including IQ testing and adaptive functioning assessment) completed within the last three (3) years
High School and/or College Transcripts, also copies of IEP’s, 504 plans, or special accommodation records
History & Physical Report, provide a copy of most recent physical exam – must be completed within the past 12 months from date of the admissions application
Applicant Essay, provide a brief personal essay describing why you want to enroll at LifeWorks at WKU and briefly describe your goals for the next five years
Recommendation Letter, provide a letter of recommendation by a professional, such as a counselor, therapist, previous teacher, case manager, etc.
Step 4 – Interview with LifeWorks at WKU Staff
Following the application submission you will be invited for an interview at LifeWorks at WKU where you may ask any additional questions. This interview will also provide an opportunity to meet with the LifeWorks at WKU staff.
Step 5 – Acceptance Determination
Once your application and all supporting documentation have been received, the admissions team along with program staff, will review the information and determine acceptance. Additional documentation, screenings or interviews may be required. If accepted, a preliminary tuition agreement must be signed in order to reserve the participant’s place in the upcoming Fall semester.
Step 6 – Formal Acceptance & Enrollment Completion
After the application review process is fully completed, the applicant will be notified by mail. If accepted, the student will receive an acceptance letter along with a full admissions packet and formal tuition agreement.
If the applicant is denied admission, the admissions team will provide information as to how he or she may better prepare for the LifeWorks at WKU program, and/or information concerning other possible community resources that may be more appropriate for their individual needs.