New Students

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

New Students are those who have never attended a college/university.


Ohio residents who have graduated from a state public or chartered high school will be considered for admission. For unconditional admission, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit ACT or SAT scores
  • 2.0 or higher high school grade point average
  • Completion of the college preparatory curriculum listed below
  • 18 ACT composite or 840 SAT critical reading and math only

Out-of-state students must present evidence of an above average ability to do college level coursework, which is generally illustrated by:

  • 2.5 or higher high school grade point average
  • Completion of the college preparatory curriculum listed below
  • 20 ACT composite or 960 SAT critical reading and math only

Home-schooled students should contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-247-1770 or send email to for admission requirements.

International students should consult the University Center for International Education at (937) 775-5745 for admissions requirements.

College Preparatory Curriculum

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics (including Algebra I and II)
  • Three units of social sciences (including two units of history)
  • Three units of science (with significant laboratory experience)
  • Two units of a foreign language (the same foreign or classical language through level II)
  • One unit of visual or performing arts

Applying for Admission

How to Apply For Admission

Complete and submit the following to:

Wright State University
Office of Admissions
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

  1. Undergraduate Application (Print the form (PDF), complete, then mail.) OR Apply Online
  2. $30 nonrefundable application fee (one-time fee; not required if previously paid)
  3. High school transcript (partial one at time of application; final one at end of senior year) OR GED/Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma scores
  4. Submit ACT or SAT scores

Additional Information

  • It will take approximately three weeks to process the application if every item is complete.
  • Once admitted to Wright State, you will receive information about orientation, which combines placement testing, academic advising, and registration. New freshmen who are starting classes in the fall normally attend orientation in June or July.
  • The Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program is for students who are still in high school but who wish to take university courses. The application outlines the academic requirements (grade point average, rank, and classification). Contact the Office of Admissions for an application at 1-800-247-1770 or (937) 775-5700.

Selective Service

Attention Male Students: A law passed by the Ohio Assembly requires state universities to charge nonresident fees to male (Ohio) students who have not registered with the Selective Service. In addition, Selective Service registration is linked to many federal and state benefits, including eligibility for federal student loans and grants.

Federal law requires virtually all men to register with Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. Males who have not registered with the Selective Service may register online at the Selective Service System web site or go to any U.S. Post Office.

If you have registered but have lost your Selective Service number, call the Selective Service System at (708) 688-6888 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. A duplicate card will be sent within 10 days. For additional information, go to the Selective Service System website.

Non-discrimination Policy

Wright State University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, age, or ancestry. We take affirmative action to recruit and assist members of various racial or ethnic groups, women, Vietnam-era veterans, and persons with disabilities whose ability to achieve academic success might otherwise be unrecognized because of cultural barriers. Our policy is consistent with the various federal and Ohio statutes that prohibit discrimination.