Getting Started

Getting Started with Online Learning

  1. Apply for Admission
    Click Apply Now and complete the online application. Select West Kentucky Community and Technical College as your "Home College." For assistance, please call 855-469-5282 (855-GO-WKCTC) or visit our Student Service Center online.

  2. Assessment
    Students who have not taken the ACT or who do not meet minimum ACT requirements for placement in college level courses can take the COMPASS placement assessment. Online Learning students who cannot take the COMPASS at a Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) campus can work with the WKCTC Online Student Services Counselor to identify a testing location in an area convenient to the student.

  3. Financial Aid
    Financial aid for online courses is available for qualified students. Please refer to the Financial Aid department for more information.

  4. Register for Courses
    New online students will be initially assigned as advisees for the  Online Student Services Counselor. Advising sessions for online students will be conducted in-person or by telephone or e-mail.

    Currently enrolled students may register for online classes by meeting with their assigned adviors, or they may register online with advisor consent.

  5. Buy your Textbooks
    Students who are taking online courses can purchase textbooks using the online bookstore.

  6. Accessibility Services
    The WKCTC Office of Accessibility Services will work with Online Learning students to determine if accommodations are appropriate and to assist them in obtaining equal access to education while at WKCTC. All requests for accommodations should be directed to Shelia Highfil, Manager of Accessibility Services, at 270-534-3406 or

  7. Veterans Affairs
    Veterans attending WKCTC are strongly encouraged to contact the Veterans Affairs office in person or by phone with any questions they may have pertaining to their education or VA Educational Benefits.