Joint Admissions / Concurrent Enrollment
Joint Admissions and Concurrent Enrollment are not the same.
Joint Admissions allows students to be admitted to Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) and WKU at the same time with the understanding that the student will complete the AA/AS degree at SKYCTC then transfer to WKU as a junior student to complete a bachelor's degree. Joint admissions is not required for students to be able to transfer coursework but is designed to streamline the process and coordinate utilization of credits. For more information on the Joint Admissions Process with WKU go to www.wku/edu/jointadmissions.
Concurrent Enrollment occurs when students enroll at two schools during the same term. Financial aid can only be available at one school (home college) during any term, so concurrent enrollment requires coordination between the two schools to appropriately award and disburse financial aid. Concurrent Enrollment requires a Consortium Agreement to be signed by the student and both school financial aid offices.
- Students who receive financial aid from SKYCTC (home college) but enroll at a non-KCTCS college (visiting college) during the same term must request consortium by submitting a Consortium Request along with a visiting college class schedule to the SKYCTC financial aid office.
- Students who receive financial aid from a non-KCTCS college (home college) but enroll at SKYCTC (visiting college) during the same term of enrollment must request consortium from their home college financial aid office.
Different colleges have different requirements for a Consortium Agreement. Be sure to request consortium prior to incurring charges that you will be responsible for paying!
A Consortium Agreement does not automatically pay charges at the visiting college. You must use your financial aid refund from your home college to pay charges at your visiting college. Payment arrangements can usually be made in advance by contacting the Tuition Office at your visiting college.
You can only receive financial aid from one school at a time. If you are enrolled at SKYCTC and another school, you may be able to set up a consortium agreement between the schools. With a consortium agreement, you can combine the hours at both schools to determine your financial aid eligibility. For example, if you're enrolled at SKYCTC for nine credits and WKU for three credits, you could receive financial aid from SKYCTC as a full time student: 9 credits + 3 credits = 12 credits.