Registration for the 2018 courses are now open. To register click on the 123-Signup link below and follow the instructions. All karst field studies participants (Graduate, Undergraduate, Workshop) must register through this link and pay the non-refundable lab fee as a deposit. Participants registering for graduate and undergraduate credit must also register for the class using traditional WKU course registration procedures and WKU TopNet. The University's official WKU TopNet registration will open in late March. The registration deadline is Friday, May 4th, 2018.
Participants must be high school graduates or equivalent and in good physical condition. All participants are required to have medical insurance. After registration is complete, submit all required forms found under the "Required Forms" tab.
All participants in the field studies program must complete and submit the following four forms by Friday, May 11th, 2018. Failure to complete and submit each of required forms by the deadline may result in you revoking your registration in the course.
Decontamination Requirements and Certification Form. An updated version of the complete protocol is available by clicking Here.
Please fill out the accommodation request form if you are participating in a course held at Mammoth Cave even if you are planning on making your own arrangements.
All forms must be completed and submitted via hard-copy or electronically at:
Dr. Leslie North
Western Kentucky University
Karst Field Studies Program
1906 College Heights Blvd., #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
|Workshop or CEU||Single fee||$500|
|Undergraduate Kentucky Resident|| $1,275 ($425/hour for 3 credit hours)
$200 lab fee
|Undergraduate Non-Resident (Domestic)||$3,189 ($1,063/hour for 3 credit hours)
$200 lab fee
|Undergraduate Non-Resident (International)||$3,270 ($1,686/hour for 3 credit hours)
$200 lab fee
|Graduate Kentucky Resident||$1,767 ($589/hour for 3 credit hours)
$200 lab fee
|Graduate Non-Resident (Domestic)||$2,619 ($873/hour for 3 credit hours)
$200 lab fee
|Graduate Non-Resident (International)||$2,994 ($998/hour for 3 credit hours)
$200 lab fee
All undergraduate and graduate prices are set by Western Kentucky University and are beyond the control of the Karst Field Studies program. All total prices include a $200 lab fee paid directly to the Karst Field Studies Program. This $200 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and will be collected through the 123-Signup Registration Link. Undergraduate and Graduate tuition prices beyond the $200 deposit must be paid directly to the University through WKU TopNet. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 4th, 2018. Course fees do not include lodging costs.
Workshops and CEU
Individuals may take courses as workshops for non-credit, or for Continuing Education Credits (CEU). Course size is limited and if minimum enrollment is not met, the course may be cancelled. Students taking courses as a workshop or for CEU credit will pay all course costs directly to the Karst Field Studies program through the 123-signup link.
All participants must pay a lab fee of $150, which will be applied to the total fees for the course. The $150 fee is nonrefundable, unless the course is cancelled, at which time this fee will be refunded. After the early registration deadline, the lab fee will increase to $300
You may register for courses as a workshop or for CEU credit directly from this site by following the instructions on the "Register Now" tab. After registration is complete, submit all required forms found under the "Required Forms" tab. If all required forms are not submitted by their due date, you may not be able to participate in the course and any paid course fees will not be refunded.
Undergraduate and Graduate
Undergraduate and Graduate credit for the Karst Field Studies courses are accredited through the Department of Geography and Geology at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Students will receive 3 credit hours for each course, and may take up to 3 different courses for credit. Course size is limited and if minimum enrollment is not met, the course may be cancelled.
In order to receive college credit, each student must complete an independent research project which will be coordinated by the course instructor. Participants who are not WKU students and wish to take courses for credit should confirm with their university that the course they wish to take will transfer back to their home institution for academic credit.
Students taking courses for credit must apply to enroll at Western Kentucky University. The enrollment process for credit must be completed before summer course registration can occur. Undergraduate students who do not attend WKU should check with the Registrar to register for courses as a non-degree seeking student. Contact the registrar's office at (270)745-3351 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application for admission or further information on the enrollment process at WKU. Be sure to explain that you are taking a field program course at WKU, and will not be a full-time student. You may also visit the WKU Registrar webpage at http://www.wku.edu/registrar/ for more information.
To receive course credit, graduate students from other universities need to fill out an application for graduate admission to WKU as a non-degree student (there is a check box for this on the application). Once the application is completed, students should send it and the application fee to the Graduate School. For more information and for an application visit: http://www.wku.edu/graduate/
WKU will directly bill students taking courses for both graduate and undergraduate credit. In addition to tuition fees all students must pay a nonrefundable lab fee of $200 to the Karst Field Studies Program through the "Register Now" tab, which will take you to a 123-signup link. Failure to pay this fee will result in your removal from the course roster. If the course is cancelled the $200 fee will be refunded. Please note: tuition costs for academic credit are based on your level (undergraduate and graduate) and residency (Kentucky resident, non-resident, or international). These costs are beyond the control of the Karst Field Studies Program.
Instructions for registering for Graduate or Undergraduate credit courses:
If you are not already a WKU student, you must first complete all WKU application items and pay the nominal application fee to become a non-degree student of WKU (see above for links and contact information). Once you have been accepted, or if you are already a WKU student, click on the "Register Now" tab and follow the instructions to pay the lab fee through 123-signup. Once the fee is processed, the course restriction will be lifted from your academic account. After this hold is lifted, proceed to register for the course on WKU TopNet. You will receive your tuition bill directly from the WKU Bursars Office to your WKU email address. If you do not receive a bill within a few weeks, you should contact the Bursars office and inquire. Lastly, complete and submit all required forms found under the "Required Forms" tab by following the instructions on each form.
Instructions for Billing
All billing statements are emailed to the student 's WKU topper email address. It is recommended that students establish a "Billing Email Address" for the individual responsible for making payment (or change the email address to another email address of your own). This can be accomplished by logging onto TopNet, selecting the "Personal Information" tab, clicking on "View/Update Email Address(es)" and selecting "Billing Email Address" from the drop down menu at "Type of E-mail to Insert". Please refer to the WKU Fee Payment Due Dates website to see when bills will be emailed.
Please note: Students claiming In-state Residency Tuition Pricing must indicate a KY address on all WKU application materials. Failure to do so will result in Out-of-State Tuition Pricing.