Undergraduate Admission

WSU admits students at the undergraduate level as freshmen and transfer students. Depending on their academic goals, students may choose to be degree-bound or nondegree-bound.

Admission to a specific professional program can be achieved only after admission to the university. Students must meet the requirements of the professional program. Admission to some professional programs is very competitive.

The admission procedures, outlined below, are for degree-bound domestic students. Information for nondegree-bound students is under the Admissions Categories tab. Information for international students is found at the international admissions requirements webpage1

Admission Procedures — Undergraduate; Domestic

To apply for admission, students should submit a WSU application in paper or electronic format. The application and full instructions are available from the Office of Admissions website1.

High school students or college transfers with 1–23 hours of completed college credit2

  • Submit a completed and signed application;
  • Have an official high school transcript (minimum of six semesters) and college transcript(s), if applicable, sent to the WSU Office of Admissions from the issuing institution;
  • Have ACT, SAT or GED scores sent directly from the testing agency to the WSU Office of Admissions, if applicable; and
  • Submit a nonrefundable $40 application fee.

College transfers with 24 or more hours of completed college credit

  • Submit a completed and signed application;
  • Have official college transcript(s) sent to the WSU Office of Admissions from all the issuing institutions. Official high school transcripts are required only if seeking federal financial aid assistance; and
  • Submit a nonrefundable $40 application fee.

WSU’s transcript and test policy are online at the admissions transcript webpage1.

Paper submissions should be sent to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124


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High school guest students have additional paperwork to submit. See Guest Students - High School section for more information.

Residency Requirements

See Residency Defined.