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Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.

Admissions

Undergraduate Admission

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High School and Homeschool Students

Do you want to attend Lake Campus after your high school graduation even if you have taken College Credit Plus courses? You are strongly encouraged to apply during the fall of your senior year to maximize scholarship opportunities.

Requirements

Recommended Admissions Criteria:

Option 1

  • Complete the Ohio Core curriculum*
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0
  • Achieve an ACT composite score of 15 or SAT score of 740 (combined critical reading and math)

Option 2

  • Complete the Ohio Core curriculum*
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
  • Submit any ACT/SAT score

Recommended High School Course Work for Admission

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of mathematics (including algebra II or equivalent)
  • Three years of science (including lab-based experience)
  • Three years of social studies (including American history, American government, and economics/financial literacy, integrated or stand-alone)
  • Two years of the same foreign language
  • One fine arts course
  • Additional credits required by the Ohio core

Homeschool students should contact the Office of Admissions at 419-586-0300 or discoverlakecampus@wright.edu for admission requirements.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application.
  2. Pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Submit your high school transcripts (a partial one at the time of application; a final one at end of senior year) or your GED/Ohio High School Equivalency Diploma scores
  4. Submit ACT or SAT scores.

Note: If you have earned credit through College Credit Plus, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or a dual enrollment program, you 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. 

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. Admitted high school students will receive information about orientation, which combines placement testing, academic advising, and registration in March or April. New first-year students who are starting classes in the fall normally attend orientation in June or July.


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. Complete the undergraduate application.
  2. Pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee.
  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

Are you looking to change your career? Change your life? We are excited to help! 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. It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received. 

How to apply

  1. Complete the undergraduate application.
  2. Pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Submit official high school transcripts. 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. 
  4. If you received an Ohio GED, we need official scores from the Ohio Department of Education. We are happy to provide you with a request form if you call us at 419-586-0300 or you can learn more at the Ohio Department of Education website

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.


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. Complete the undergraduate application.
  2. Pay the $30 nonrefundable application fee.
  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

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 System. In addition, Selective Service System 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 at the Selective Service System web site or at 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.

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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