The Lake CampusThe Wright State University-Lake Campus is located on the north shore of Grand Lake St. Marys between Celina and St. Marys. The Lake Campus is easily accessible to the residents of Auglaize, Mercer, Van Wert, Shelby, Allen, and Darke counties and provides a variety of general education courses and certificate programs, as well as associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. The Lake Campus also offers a number of upper division and graduate courses. Degrees that may be earned completely at the Lake Campus include the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education, the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program; Master's degrees in Education, Educational Leadership, Reading, and Business Administration; and a number of Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Technical Study degrees. The Lake Campus also offers a variety of preprofessional and certificate programs, and participates in the Ohio Transfer Module.
The Wright State University-Lake Campus was created in 1962 and became a regional branch campus of Wright State University in June 1969. In 1972, the college moved to its present location on 173 acres on the north shore of Grand Lake St. Marys between Celina and St. Marys.
The administrative wing of Dwyer Hall houses the Admissions/Registrar's Office; Financial Aid/Bursar's Office; counseling, academic advising, testing, and career placement offices; and the offices of the dean and associate dean. A receptionist is available during business hours to answer questions, set up appointments with an academic advisor, and give students descriptive material.
Quarterly class schedules for classes held at the Lake Campus are available by contacting the Lake Campus, 1-800-237-1477 (in Ohio and select Indiana counties) or (419) 586-0300.
The process for becoming a new student at Wright State University-Lake Campus involves several important steps. This section describes and explains these steps so that students can understand and follow the process and make informed decisions about services that might help in the registration process.
Steps for Students New to Wright State University-Lake Campus:
Admission to the university does not automatically guarantee admission to a major program of study; major programs of study have specific entrance requirements that must be met.
High School Preparation
Wright State University has adopted a college preparatory curriculum policy. The university requires applicants to have a high school record that meets the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Articulation between Secondary Education and Ohio Colleges. Students who do not meet the high school course requirements may be admitted to the university with conditions and will be required to remove deficiencies before they can graduate from Wright State University.
The following table summarizes the college preparatory course requirements and indicates how deficiencies may be removed.
* Initial enrollment in English and mathematics courses will be determined by placement testing. Algebra I and Foreign Language I may be taken in eighth grade.
Students beginning college with the intention of earning a degree must submit the following to be considered for admission:
Students who have registered for 12 or more quarter hours at another college are considered transfer students. To be considered for admission as a transfer student, students must submit the following:
Students who have been granted "fresh start" or "academic bankruptcy" at another institution must have earned a minimum of 12 hours at the same institution before Wright State will recognize the recalculated GPA for admission purposes.
Transfer Credit Regulations
A student disagreeing with the application of transfer credit has the right to appeal the decision. After receiving a statement of the application of transfer credit and contact information within the receiving college, the student will have 90 days from the date on the statement in which to consult the receiving college for clarification and to file an appeal through the Office of the Registrar. The appeal will be acted on by the petitions committee of the college or school in which the student is enrolled, then reviewed by the university-level Undergraduate Petitions Committee, which will send written notification of its decision to the student and the department.
Students who have not attended Wright State for four or more consecutive quarters must apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There is no additional application fee, and official transcripts are required only from the schools students have attended since they were last at WSU.
Wright State Students who have been dismissed may apply for readmission by petition after they have remained out of school for four quarters.
Students who have not attended Wright State for three years (12 consecutive quarters) may wish to take advantage of the Fresh Start Rule. This rule may allow students to have their earlier GPA recalculated. Interested students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
Other Admission and Enrollment CategoriesNondegree Undergraduate Students
Students who wish to take courses at Wright State but who do not intend to work toward a degree at this time can register as nondegree students. Students may take as many courses as they like, as long as they meet the requirements for each course. To be eligible to register as nondegree students, they must have graduated from an accredited high school or passed a high school equivalency test (GED).
To apply, students need only fill out a simple application/registration form and pay a $10 one-time registration fee. Later, if they decide to enter a degree program, they can file their credentials and pay an additional $20 application fee. Non-degree work normally can be applied toward a degree program.
Nondegree students may receive academic advising and may participate in any of the services offered at the Lake Campus, including tutoring and developmental education courses.
Graduates who wish to become licensed teachers must apply for admission, file all the necessary credentials, pay the application fee, and complete the college admissions process as described in the College of Education and Human Services section. Those interested in licensure should also see the Special Program Note.
Undergraduate students and students who have degrees from other colleges within the university may also obtain teaching licenses upon completion of all the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
High School Students
High school students may, in some instances, take courses at Wright State while enrolled in high school. For specific information about the program, contact the Lake Campus Registrar's Office.
Active duty personnel and Vietnam-era veterans are eligible for the new G.I. Bill if they served without a break in service after October 19, 1984, through June 30, 1985. Only veterans separating after June 30, 1988, are eligible. Eligibility terminates 10 years from date of separation from active duty.
The All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (New G.I. Bill) can be used by a veteran who entered on active duty at any time after June 30, 1985, and paid into the program.
Educational assistance for members of the Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) is also a part of the G.I. Bill. They are entitled to education benefits with a six-year contract by actively participating in the selected reserve program.
Applications are available from the Student Services office at the Lake Campus or from any Department of Veteran Affairs office. Educational opportunities are available for children and surviving spouses of veterans whose deaths or permanent total disabilities were service-connected. Spouses and children of servicemen and women declared missing in action or prisoners of war are also eligible.
Graduation Requirements for Associate's DegreeTo graduate with an associate's degree from Wright State University-Lake Campus, all students must fulfill the following requirements:
Credit Hours-A minimum of 90 credit hours must be earned in approved courses for an associate's degree.
Grade Point Average-A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be earned for courses taken at Wright State University.
Residence Regulations-A minimum of 20 credit hours in the student's major concentration must be earned at Wright State University for completion of an associate's degree.
Students must also fulfill all program requirements set by departments, colleges, and schools, some of which exceed these university minimums; see individual program requirements for details.
Responsibility for registering in appropriate classes, scheduling, and fulfilling all university and program requirements for graduation rests with the student.
Students who are continuously enrolled or eligible to enroll continuously (students are eligible to enroll continuously if they are enrolled during any part of the calendar year) may elect to meet either the university requirements that were in effect when they entered Wright State or the university requirements that came into effect while they were continuously enrolled. Students who were not enrolled continuously must meet the university requirements in effect when they are readmitted to the university.
Students must meet the college or school requirements in effect when they are admitted to the college or school, and they must meet the program requirements in effect when they are admitted to a specific program or major. Students who are not enrolled continuously may be required to meet the college, school, or program requirements in effect when they are readmitted to a program. In addition, students who have not completed their program in seven years may have their college, school, or program requirements revised.
Bachelor's Degree Requirements are included in the main campus section of the catalog.
After new students have met with their advisor, they are ready to register for classes. Registration information and dates are announced in the quarterly schedule of classes and online at http://www.wright.edu/admissions/registration/. Once students have advisor approval (if required), they may register online through Raider Online eXpress (ROX) or in person at the window of the Office of the Registrar. Continuing students should check the quarterly class schedule for the specific date they may begin to register.
The procedures for paying fees depend on which registration period is used. Students will find fee payment deadlines for each registration period in the university calendar by visiting the bursar Web site at http://www.wright.edu/bursar/. This information is also published in the quarterly schedule of classes. Students who register early but do not submit their payment by the required due date will have their registration canceled in order to make classroom space available to other students. Students who register during open registration must pay all fees and charges by the published fee payment deadline. Their registration will not be canceled. Late fees of up to $250 may be assessed for late registration or late payment. See the Registrar's Web site at http://www.wright.edu/registrar/, or the quarterly class schedule, for refund and drop/withdrawal dates. Wright State University reserves the right the make policy and fee changes at any time during the year.
AdvisingAcademic advisors help students select courses, schedule classes, become oriented to the university, and develop academic success strategies. During advising, students are given information about appropriate academic services, such as tutoring or Developmental Education courses.
Financial AidThe Office of Financial Aid makes every effort to help students who would be unable to attend school without receiving some form of financial aid. No student interested in attending Wright State University-Lake Campus should fail to apply because of financial limitations. If necessary, students should meet with a financial aid staff member to discuss any questions or concerns they may have regarding a financial aid package.
All students who are interested in applying for need-based financial aid are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With the exception of four-year scholarships, eligibility is granted on a three-quarter basis. To determine summer and/or academic year financial aid requires completion of the (FAFSA) for the academic year that you plan to attend. The registration questions will require you to indicate the quarter(s) you plan to attend, and if you will register for full, three-fourths, or part-time. All students must apply for financial aid on a yearly basis. The FAFSA form can also be filed online at http://fafsa.ed.gov
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