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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Adult Learner Enrollment Checklist

Have you taken classes at WSU before? If the answer is yes, you do not need to reapply for admission. You will only need to reactivate your file through the Registrar’s Office. You can find the online reactivation form here. If you are unsure of your status, call the Office of Admissions at 316-978-3085.

1. Apply for Admission

  • Submit an application for admission and a $40 non-refundable application fee. Students can apply in person at the Marcus Welcome Center or apply online here.
  • Request all necessary transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions.
    » See how WSU accepts transcripts
    If you have 24 or more transfer hours
    Students with 24 cumulative credit hours from other accredited institutions must have each institution send a transcript. Students must contact the schools and request the transcripts be sent. » See how WSU accepts transcripts

    If you have fewer than 24 transfer hours
    Students with fewer than 24 cumulative transfer hours from accredited institutions must have each institution send a transcript and have their final high school transcript or official GED scores sent. » See how WSU accepts transcripts
    Students without a high school diploma or GED are NOT admissible.

    If you do not have transfer hours
    Students without any transfer hours must have their final high school transcript or official GED score sent. » See how WSU accepts transcripts
    Students without a high school diploma or GED are NOT admissible.

A minimum, 2.00 cumulative GPA on transfer work is necessary for admission. Students with a GPA below 2.00 will be denied but have the option to apply for exceptions and be admitted on a probationary status.

» View admissions requirements

Transcripts should be sent to
WSU Office of Admissions
1845 Fairmount St
Box 124
Wichita, KS 67260-0124

Or hand-carried* to
Marcus Welcome Center
21st and Mike Oatman Dr.
WSU Main Campus

*Rules and restrictions apply. Click here to see how WSU accepts transcripts.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Students can apply for financial aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov preferably before March 1 of the preceding academic year. Wichita State's school code is 001950.

If you need assistance filling out the application, you can make an appointment with a financial aid counselor at WSU. Students can apply for financial aid before they are admitted, but their aid will not be fully processed until they are fully admitted.

Individuals who have experienced a severe financial circumstance (layoffs, medical, divorce, etc.) are encouraged to speak with financial aid. Based on the circumstance, financial aid  generally will counsel students to apply for a Special Circumstance evaluation. If deemed appropriate, WSU can re-evaluate a student's financial situation, and based on the evaluation, additional federal aid may be available to them.

Assistance is available at the Office of Financial Aid. Walk-in appointments are welcome, but appointments are preferred. You can visit them online at wichita.edu/financialaid, by phone at 316-978-3430 or in person on WSU's Main Campus on the 2nd floor of Jardine Hall.

» Find Jardine Hall on a Map

3. Get Advised and Enrolled

First-time students and transfer students must meet with an academic adviser to create a class schedule and plan their academic futures. Enrollment is done online and your adviser will instruct with this process.

» View more information about advising and enrollment, including Advising Center contact information

4. Attend Orientation

All students must attend orientation. Visit wichita.edu/orientation for details.

5. Pay Tuition and Fees

Payment of your tuition and fees must be done before you attend classes. You can pay fees online with a credit card or check. In-person payment can be paid with credit card, check or cash. Payment plans (interest-free, short-term loans) are available and can be arranged in person or done online. For more information on payment, contact Accounts Receivable at 316-978-3333 or log into your myWSU account.