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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.

All students entering Wichita State for the first time must submit an application for admission and a non-refundable $30 application fee to the Office of Admissions, and all but special, open-admission students must have transcripts of all high school and/or college work sent directly to Wichita State. Failure to report all schools attended will result in dismissal. Find out more about how WSU accepts official transcripts.

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.

If you are a freshman Kansas resident (under 21 years of age), 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, OR
3. Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale.

If you are a freshman non-resident (under 21 years of age), 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, OR
3. Complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

If you graduated from a non-accredited high school or were homeschooled, you must:
Be admitted with a qualifying Kansas GED (see scores below) or ACT minimum composite of 21 or a minimum combined SAT-1 of 980 (verbal and math scores). See how WSU accepts transcripts and ACT scores.

If you are a high school early graduate, early release or mid-term graduate:
Students graduating early from high school are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

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 600 to be admitted.

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 cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.
2. Meet one of the freshman Qualified Admissions requirements

If you are a returning adult (21 years and older) with fewer than 24 credit hours, you must:
1. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.
2. Have graduated from an accredited high school or have an overall score of 2550 on the GED.

If you are a returning adult (21 years and older) with no transfer work, you must:
Have graduated from an accredited high school or have an overall score of 2500 on the GED.

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.

The Regents' Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum requires the following for students:

  1. Four units of English
  2. Three units of Natural Science (must include one unit of Chemistry or Physics)
  3. Three units of Mathematics (Algebra I-taken in 9th grade or higher)
  4. Three units of Social Sciences

(One unit is equivalent to one year, or two semesters.)

Qualified Admissions Basics 2009 and after (PDF)

Kansas Qualified Admissions standards are changing for students entering WSU in the summer of 2015 and after. For students entering 2015 and after, see the new admission requirements here.