High School Preparation
Wright State 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.
|Subject Area/Requirement||Removal of Deficiencies|
|English-four units||Pass ENG 101*|
|Mathematics-three units (including Algebra I and II)**||Pass MTH 126 or MTH 127*|
|Social Sciences-three units (including two units in history)||Complete two general education courses in history and an additional general education course in either history or human behavior.|
|Science-three units||Complete the general education requirement in natural sciences. A one-term lecture/ lab course removes up to one unit of deficiency.|
|Foreign Language- two units (in the same foreign or classical language through level II)**||Pass courses through the 103 level or demonstrate proficiency by examination.|
|Arts—one unit||Complete one general education course in Fine and Performing Arts.|
* Initial enrollment in English and mathematics courses will
be determined by placement testing. See the section on
** Algebra I and Foreign Language I may be taken in eighth grade.
Advanced PlacementThe State of Ohio, working through the University System of Ohio, has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s Public colleges and universities.
Beginning in the Fall term 2009:
- Students obtaining an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 3 or above will be awarded the aligned course(s) and credits for the AP exam area(s) successfully completed.
- General Education courses and credits received will be applied towards graduation and will satisfy a general education requirement if the course(s) to which the AP area is equivalent fulfill a requirement.
- If an equivalent course is not available for the AP exam area completed, elective or area credit will be awarded in the appropriate academic discipline and will be applied towards graduation where such elective credit options exist within the academic major.
- Additional courses or credits may be available when a score of 4 or 5 is obtained. Award of credit for higher score values varies depending on the institution and academic discipline.
- In academic disciplines containing highly dependent sequences (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics –STEM) students are strongly advised to confer with the college/university advising staff to ensure they have the appropriate foundation to be successful in advanced coursework within the sequence.