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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is WSU Complete?
Q: What is a degree completion program?
Q: What is a cohort group?
Q: Is this an online program?
Q: Where are the courses offered?
Q: How do I get to the WSU West Campus?
Q: How do these adult degree completion programs differ from the degrees on main campus?
Q: When do classes meet?
Q: When do classes begin?
Q: What are the requirements for admission?
Q: How do I get started?

Q: I am a former WSU student. How do I get admitted?
Q: I am a current WSU student. Can I take WSU Complete courses?

Q: How do I know which of my prior college credits will count?
Q: What if I need to finish some general education credits?
Q: What is the cost of tuition?
Q: Am I eligible for financial aid?
Q: Are scholarships available?
Q: Can I do an installment plan for courses?
Q: Are online courses available?
Q: Who can I contact to answer additional questions?


Q: What is WSU Complete?
WSU Complete is a set of new adult degree completion programs that will be offered by Wichita State University beginning in the fall of 2010.

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Q: What is a degree completion program?
Degree completion programs are scheduled so you can work a regular full-time job and still attend WSU full-time. Classes are given in an eight-week format so you go to class for a longer amount of time, but with fewer meetings than a traditional 16-week semester schedule. Students usually remain in a cohort group that will move through the program together.

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Q: What is a cohort group?
A cohort group is a group of students that begin the program together and usually continue through the program as a group. Many returning adult students prefer learning in cohort groups for the support and camaraderie.

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Q: Is this an online program?
No.

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Q: Where are the courses offered?
The courses specific to the WSU Complete programs are currently given at the WSU West Campus at 3801 N. Walker Ave. in Maize.

» Get turn-by-turn directions to the WSU West Campus.

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Q: How do these adult degree completion programs differ from the degrees on main campus?
These are the same quality WSU programs that are available on our main campus. The only difference is that these courses are in the evenings and on weekends and are completed in eight weeks.

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Q: When do classes meet?
Program classes will be sequenced so you should be able to take two classes every eight weeks going two nights per week. Additional classes may be needed depending on your transcripts. Please talk to an adviser to get an accurate picture of your projected schedule.

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Q: When do classes begin?
Students may enroll in the Fall (August), Spring (January), or Summer (June) semesters. Most program rotations will begin in the Fall of 2010.

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Q: What are the requirements for admission?

If you are a former Wichita State University student, you only need to reactivate your file with Registrar's office to be admitted. There is no charge to reactivate your file.

If you are not a former or current WSU student, complete the steps below.

Step 1: Submit an application for admission and $30 application fee.
Step 2: Submit necessary academic records (see chart below).

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.
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. 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 scores sent. Students without a high school diploma or GED are not admissible.

*Transfer GPA requirements: 2.00 GPA for criminal justice and general studies degrees. 2.25 GPA for business administration. 

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Q: How do I get started?
To learn more about the WSU Complete program and how it can meet your needs, just attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

» Sign up for an information session.

If you've already decided on Wichita State, go to the "Getting Started" page to get details on how to enroll.

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Q: I am a former WSU student. How do I get admitted?

If you are a former Wichita State University student, you only need to reactivate your file with Registrar's office to be admitted. There is no charge to reactivate your file.

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Q: I am a current WSU student. Can I take WSU Complete courses?

Yes. Current WSU students should contact their advisers if they wish to be part of the WSU Complete program.

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Q: How do I know which of my prior college credits will count?
If you are a prior WSU student, you will be able to see how your prior classes will count with our new CAPP degree audit program. For classes that may be transferred in from another institution, most courses from Kansas colleges/universities have articulation agreements in place and we can help you find those equivalencies. For out of state courses, our advisers will be there to help get you those answers.

Criminal Justice and General Studies LAS Advising Center 978-3700
Business Administration Business Advising Center 978-3203

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Q: What if I need to finish some general education credits?
WSU has scheduled variety of courses that may be the general education credits you need. Come to an info session and let us help you start the process (link to info session registration)

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Q: What is the cost of tuition?
The cost for WSU Complete courses are the standard tuition rate for undergrad courses at WSU

» See a tuition and fees estimator.

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Q: Am I eligible for financial aid?
WSU Complete programs are eligible for financial aid awards. Students should complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out what they qualify for. Financial Aid counselors are available to assist you with your financial aid application. You can speak with a counselor by making an appointment at (316) 978-3430.

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Q: Are scholarships available?
Returning adult students may qualify for the WSU Osher Reentry Scholarship program. The Osher Scholarships are designed to help undergraduate students who have have experienced a five-year cumulative gap in their education.

» Find out if you are eligible for the Osher program

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Q: Can I do an installment plan for courses?
Yes, WSU does offer a payment plan for course-related fees. A non-refundable down payment of $100 and the non-refundable administrative fee of $30 are due on or before the first week of courses. The remaining balance is to be paid in equal payments by the following dates: Fall semester, payments are due on or before Sept. 15, Oct. 15 and Nov. 15; Spring semester, payments are due on or before Feb. 15, March 15 and April 15; Summer semester, payments are due on or before June 15 and July 15. A payment plan must be completed online in the Student Account Suite.

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Q: Are online courses available?
Wichita State is adding new online courses every semester. Although none of the programs are totally online, there are some courses that are available online. Check with a representative to see what is available in your program.

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Q: Who can I contact to answer additional questions?

For admissions questions:
The Office of Admissions
(316) 978-3085
admissions@wichita.edu

For program questions contact your adviser or:
Lisa Hilt
(316) 978-6777
lisa.hilt@wichita.edu

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