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Undergraduate Admission

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High School and Homeschool Students

Now is your time, your opportunity. Wright State University is the place to make it happen.

It all starts with the FREE application process.

To be considered for admission, submit these two items:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission. Submit your FREE application using the Wright State University application or the Common Application.
  • Official high school transcript including senior schedule
    • Partial transcript due at time of application. Final transcript, with graduation date posted, due upon completion of your senior year.

Application materials should be submitted to:

Wright State University - Lake Campus
Admissions Office
7600 Lake Campus Dr. 
Celina, OH 45822

Note: High school students who have earned credit for college courses through Ohio’s College Credit Plus, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or a dual enrollment program, must submit official transcripts after the completion of these courses. High school students do not need to submit college transcripts for Wright State to make an admission decision. 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Application Type Application Deadline Decision By Confirmation Date
Priority November 1 November 15

May 1

Regular February 1 February 15 May 1
Rolling Admissions August 23 (First day of class) Rolling Rolling

Recommended Admissions Criteria

High school graduates who complete the Ohio Core Curriculum (or equivalent rigorous curriculum) and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative high school GPA will be considered for admission. Applications will be evaluated in a holistic review process.

All applicants, including test-optional applicants, will be eligible to be considered for University benefits, including merit-based scholarships. At the current time, applications will be reviewed holistically.

You will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships by submitting your application for admission. To be considered for need-based financial aid, please complete the FAFSA. In addition, you may choose to apply for additional scholarships through our competitive scholarship application.

RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSE WORK FOR ADMISSION

  • 4 years English
  • 4 years Mathematics (including Algebra II or equivalent)
  • 3 years Science (including lab-based experience)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (including American History, American Government and Economics/Financial Literacy, integrated or stand alone)
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • 1 Fine Arts Course
  • Additional Credits as required by the Ohio Core

Transfer Students

Transfer Credit

Visit transferology.com, a free online tool that can help you determine the transferability and applicability of your credits.

You can use several of the resources, including:

  • Viewing program/major requirements
  • Creating a program plan that shows equivalencies

Creating a plan is easy! If you create a free account you can do all of the above and:

  • Enter and store the classes you have completed
  • Run a program plan to see how your classes will apply toward your degree

If your school is not listed, this does not mean your credits are non-transferable. Contact us with questions!

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

Transfer students who are in good academic standing at their previous college are eligible to apply for admission to the university. You are considered a transfer student if you have earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) and attempted 12 or more quarter credit hours (nine semester hours) at a regionally accredited college.

How to Apply For Admission

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission. Submit your FREE application using the Wright State University application or the Common Application.
  2. Official High School transcript, GED or High School Equivalence Diploma scores
  3. Submit official transcripts from each college or university previously attended
  4. Transfer students who are not in good academic standing at their most previous college should refer to admission petition process.
  5. Submit high school transcripts if you are a:
    • High school graduate of 1986 or before who are transferring with less than 12 quarter (nine semester) hours
    • High School graduate of 1987 or after who are transferring with less than 45 quarter (30 semester) hours

Reminders:

  • Learn more about choosing a major.
  • If you are transferring 30 or more semester hours (45 quarter hours), you must list a major on your application.
  • If you have 60 or more semester (90 quarter credit hours or more), you will need to meet the prerequisites for admissions to your major, including the GPA requirement. Be sure to review the requirements before applying.
  • Be sure to list all colleges and universities previously attended

Submit documents to:

Wright State University–Lake Campus
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
7600 Lake Campus Drive
Celina, OH 45822

It will take approximately three weeks to process the application if every item is complete.


Adult Students

To complete the Wright State application process, submit:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission. Submit your FREE application using the Wright State University application or the Common Application.
  • Official High School transcript, GED or High School Equivalence Diploma scores

Here’s what you need to know to get started:

  • You are considered an adult student if you have been out of high school for at least one year and are entering college for the first time
  • You are considered an adult student if you have earned your GED and it is at least one year from the year you would have graduated from high school
  • You can get a copy of your high school transcript by calling the school you graduated from. If your school no longer exists, call the board of education office associated with the school district you graduated in. If you still need help, let us know. 
  • Plan to complete the application process at least four to six weeks before the semester you wish to attend. Once we have received all required documents, it takes two to three weeks to process an application
  • Just wanting to take a class or two? Explore our non-degree application.

Application materials should be submitted to:

Wright State University-Lake Campus 
Admissiosn Office
7600 Lake Campus Dr.
Celina, OH 45822

Note: If you received an Ohio GED, we need official scores from the Ohio Department of Education. You can learn more at the Ohio Department of Education website.


Returning Students

You are considered a former Wright State student if you attended or been admitted to Wright State as a degree-seeking student but have not registered in the past year. 

How to apply

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission. Submit your FREE application using the Wright State University application or the Common Application.
  2. Official High School transcript, GED or High School Equivalence Diploma scores
  3. Former students with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) from the last institution attended are eligible to apply for unconditional admission
  4. Students with a GPA below a 2.0 should refer to the admission academic petition section. Students dismissed from Wright State must complete the academic petition process. (Deadline required)
  5. If you have 60 or more semester (90 quarter credit hours or more), you will need to meet the prerequisites for admissions to your major, including the GPA requirement. Be sure to review the requirements before applying
    • Be sure to list all colleges and universities that you have attended on your application.
    • It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received.

Submit documents to:

Wright State University–Lake Campus
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
7600 Lake Campus Drive
Celina, OH 45822

It will take approximately three weeks to process the application if every item is complete.


Military Students

The Wright State University–Lake Campus Office of Veteran Services, located in Enrollment Services, helps students apply for the various GI Bills, maintain eligibility, and troubleshoot payment and other issues. Students interested in applying these benefits to their studies can also talk with the staff prior to applying. 

How to Apply:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Submit official high school transcript OR official GED scores. You can get your transcript sent by calling the high school you attended. You can request your official GED scores by visiting the Department of Education website from the state you obtained your GED from.
  3. Submit an official transcript from each college or university attended.
  4. Submit military transcripts.

Reminders:

  • If you are transferring 30 or more semester hours (45 quarter hours) you must list a major on your application.
  • If you have 60 or more semester (90 quarter credit hours or more), you will need to meet the prerequisites for admissions to your major, including the GPA requirement. Be sure to review the requirements before applying.
  • Be sure to list all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Transfer students who are not in good academic standing at their most previous college should refer to admission petition process (deadlines required).

Submit documents to:

Wright State University–Lake Campus
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
7600 Lake Campus Drive
Celina, OH 45822

It will take approximately three weeks to process the application if every item is complete.


International Students

The University Center for International Education handles all applications and questions for international applicants. Review the international admissions website for more information.

 


Selective Service

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION

Almost all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25 years of age, are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.

A man is exempt from registering while he is on full-time active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Members of the National Guard and Reserve Forces not on full-time active duty must register. When a man has been released from active duty he must register at that time unless he has reached age 26 or is already registered. Lawfully admitted nonimmigrant aliens (for example, those on student visas) are not required to register.

For complete information regarding who must register for Selective Service and exemptions, or to register with Selective Services, please visit the U.S. Government Official Selective Services System website.

Selective Service Registration and Ohio Residency (for Tuition Purposes)

Ohio Revised Code 3345.32 mandates that Ohio students who are required to register with the U.S. Selective Service yet who have not done so are ineligible for state of Ohio tuition subsidy. Under the law, Ohio institutions of higher learning are required to charge such students the non-resident tuition rate. If you are considered by Wright State University to be an Ohio resident-for-tuition-purposes, but you are not registered with Selective Services, Wright State University is required by this law to assess the non-resident tuition rate to your student bill.

To continue your Ohio-resident-for-tuition-purposes classification, Wright State University is required to obtain your Selective Service Registration Number.

If you are already registered, but you do not remember your Selective Service Registration Number, you can obtain it at the official Selective Services website.

It is the student's responsibility to provide the Wright State University Office of the Registrar with that number. If you do not provide that registration number to the Office of the Registrar, Wright State University must assess non-resident tuition fees to your tuition bill.

Students are expected to make full payment by their appropriate payment due date. Payment deadlines may not be waived or extended while a student's residency status is under review or while you are waiting to receive your Selective Service Registration Number.

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.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 


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