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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Wichita State Admission Requirements

Wichita State University admits degree-bound college freshmen and transfer students, as well as non-degree students who have special interests in college credit work but no immediate degree objectives at Wichita State.

Freshman | Transfer | Adult Learner | Non-Degree | Former WSU Student | Senior Citizen

Freshman Requirements

If you are a freshman Kansas resident (under 21 years of age) graduating in 2015 or later, you must:
1. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above OR a minimum combined SAT-I score of 980, OR
2. Rank in the top one-third of your high schools' graduating class, AND
3. Complete the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum with at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. Out-of-state residents must earn a 2.50 or higher GPA on a 4.00 scale.

If you graduated from a non-accredited high school or were homeschooled, you must:
Complete coursework equivalent to the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum with a 2.00 GPA and by achieving an ACT score of 21 or above or a combined SAT score of at least 980. If you enroll in college courses while in high school, you must achieve a 2.00 GPA or higher in those courses.

If you obtained your GED, you must:
For GED tests from 2002-2013: Have a minimum score of 510 on each sub test and an overall score of 2550 to be admitted.

For GED tests from 2014 and on: Have a minimum score of 150 on each sub test and an overall score of 680 to be admitted.

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Transfer Requirements

If you are a transfer student with 24 credit hours or more, you must:
Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.

If you are a transfer student under age 21, with fewer than 24 credit hours, you must:
1. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.
2. Meet the freshman requirements.

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Adult Learner Requirements

If you are an adult learner (21 years and older) with fewer than 24 credit hours, you must:
1. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.
2. Have graduated from an accredited high school or have an overall score of 680 on the GED.

If you are an adult learner (21 years and older) with no transfer work, you must:
Have graduated from an accredited high school or have an overall score of 680 on the GED.

Certain academic colleges within Wichita State require students to meet a minimum GPA for admission to their colleges. The School of Business requires that incoming students have a minimum 2.25 GPA, and the College of Education requires a minimum 2.50 GPA. The College of Health Professions has GPA requirements that vary depending on major.

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Non-Degree Requirements

If you are a college guest, you must:
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from your home institution. Students admitted as college guests are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Open admission students
Students who are looking to take up to 15 credit hours and meet one of the following criteria may be an open admit:
1. Graduated from high school and have not attended any accredited school for two years OR
2. Not graduated from high school, are at least 21 years of age and have not attended school for two years OR
3. Currently on active military duty OR
4. Obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher
Students under open admission are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Non-degree admission students:
Students who do not want to be degree-bound and who do not meet the requirements for college guest or open admission, can apply for non-degree admission. To be admitted as a degree-student, students must meet the appropriate degree-bound requirements according to their academic history. See degree-bound requirements above. Students under open admission are not eligible to receive financial aid.

High school guest students:
Please see our high school guest page for information and requirements concerning new and returning high school guests.

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Former WSU Student Requirements

If you previously studied at Wichita State as an undergraduate student (but not as a high school guest student) and you would like to resume studying as an undergraduate after an absence, you do not need to apply for admission again.

If it has been less than two years since you last enrolled at WSU, you do not need to reactivate your file. You may visit with an advisor in your college for assistance in selecting classes and register/pay in the myWSU portal

If it has been two years or longer since you last enrolled, you must submit an online reactivation form to the Register's Office before you can register for classes.

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Senior Citizen

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
Students who are at least 60 years of age may audit (non-credit) regular lecture or certain group activity courses with available space. Tuition is waived, but students must pay any fees associated with the course (facilities use fee, workshop fee or lab/special course fee).

Prerequisites
Classes can be audited, provided students have completed the necessary prerequisites. Prerequisites include admission to graduate school for graduate courses and program admission for courses in which program admission is required of all students.

Getting Admitted & Enrolled
Senior Citizens who have not enrolled at WSU before must complete an Application for Admission and pay the application fee before registering, $30 for undergraduate or $50 for graduate. Senior citizens must present a Medicare Card or driver's license to validate age. A special senior citizen registration is held after the first day of classes.

» Download a Senior Citizen admission application (PDF).

For-Credit Classes
Senior citizens desiring college credit or the assurance of space in specific courses may enroll and pay full fees during regular registration. Course prerequisites apply to senior citizens as well as other students.

More Information
» See the Schedule of Courses for more information on Senior Citizen admission
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