The Monthly Magnet Review: September

Gunn speaks to Barren County High School Early College Magnet students Sept. 5. 

By: Madison High 

BCHS Early College Magnet Program held its first meeting Sept. 5 in the BCHS auditorium. Aarika Gunn visited from Western Kentucky University to explain the application process and scholarships to students.

Gunn began the meeting by giving several facts about WKU such as there are more than 200 academic programs and over 300 different clubs offered to students. The cost to go to Western is about 10 percent below the national average, and the student to faculty ratio is 17:1.

In order to be accepted into WKU, applicants must have one of the following: an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or above, a 20 or higher on the ACT or a SAT combined score of 1020 or higher. To submit an application for WKU, go to There is a $45 application fee, and students must submit high school transcripts and send ACT/SAT scores.

WKU is also offering a variety of different scholarships, including the Cherry Presidential Scholarship, TOPDollar Awards, and Academic Merit Awards, which is based on GPA, ACT and SAT scores. The deadline for these scholarships is Feb. 1, 2018.

Any questions about things discussed in this meeting can be answered by sending an email to Magnet Principal Letitia Hughes or contacting Aarika Gunn by emailing her at or calling her office at (270) 745-2551.