If you're ready to build your ideal future, Wichita State is the place to do it. By combining a traditional college atmosphere with the resources, opportunities and experiences found in Kansas' largest city, WSU has everything you need to succeed in college and beyond.
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Tuition, scholarships and financial aid
Funding your high-quality Wichita State education is easy. Just get admitted, and if you’re eligible, we’ll send you an automatic scholarship offer. You could also qualify for some of the more than $100 million in other scholarships and financial aid we award each year. In addition, many of our out-of-state students qualify for in-state or reduced tuition.
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New admission requirements are in the final approval stages with the Kansas Board of Regents effective for the Freshmen Class of 2021 or later (Beginning Summer/Fall 2021)
1. Have a cumulative 2.25 or higher GPA on a 4.00 scale, OR
2. Achieve an ACT composite of 21 or higher OR a minimum combined SAT ERW+M score of 1080 (test optional for admission)
And, if applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA on all college credit taken in high school
If you are a freshman Kansas resident (under 21 years of age) graduating in 2015 or
later entering for the Summer 2020/Fall 2020, you must:
1. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above OR a minimum combined SAT-I score of 1080, OR
2. Rank in the top 1/3 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 achieve an ACT score of 21 or above or a combined SAT ERW+M score of at least 1080. 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.
Wichita State is a member of the Common App. If you'd like to apply using the Common App, add us to your My Colleges list.
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 30 credit hours for self-enrichment purposes and meet one of the following criteria may be an open admit:
1. Graduated from high school, or have earned the equivalent of a high school diploma OR
2. Have not graduated from high school, and are at least 21 years of age OR
3. Currently on active military duty OR
4. Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree
Students not meeting the requirements above may be considered for nondegree admission at the discretion of the Office of Admissions. Students under open admission are not eligible to receive financial aid.
High school guest students
The high school guest program offers a special opportunity for academically talented high school students to take college courses at WSU before high school graduation and earn full college credit. » Learn more about being a high school guest.
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