Visiting Student Programs (Non-Degree)

The Wright State University non-degree Visiting Student Program (VSP) is opening to all interested international students during the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters with the initial academic session available for Fall semester 2017.* The VSP program students must pay tuition and fees directly to Wright State University. Wright State operates on a semester calendar. There are 15 weeks per semester, beginning in late August and ending in December (Fall semester 2017) and beginning early January and ending in late April (Spring semester 2018) with Summer Semester 2018 starting in May. VSP programs students must enroll fulltime (12 credit hours at undergraduate level and 6 credit hours at graduate level).

Students who are interested in the Visiting Student Program should meet with their home university’s international office to explore the possibility of applying for this program. All applicants must send the required documents through the Application Portal (identified below) before the 2017 academic year deadline. Fall semester deadline is May 15th, Spring semester deadline is September 30th, and Summer semester deadline is February 15th.    

Note: At this time, WSU will accept only on-line applications and supporting academic credential copies with proof of financial support through the application portal:

Application requirements:

  • Complete the on-line  application with a statement of purpose or educational objective
  • Submit financial support documents
  • Submit academic record or transcript from your prior graduate or undergraduate degree studies
  • Report your English proficiency test scores (see minimum requirements below)
  • Submit a copy of your Passport ID page
Please access the web application portal below to complete your Graduate or Undergraduate application:   *

* Student applicants must attach a statement of educational objective to their application

English Language proficiency admission requirements for Visiting Program:

For all non-degree undergraduate study programs, a TOEFL score of 61, or IELTS 5.5 band with each band not less than 5.0 or Pearson score of 53.  For Undergraduate English proficiency requirements see:

For graduate level study a TOEFL score of 79, or IELTS 6.0 band or Pearson score of 57.  For Graduate English proficiency requirements see:

(Note: In order to be admitted into the TESOL or TEFL programs, nonnative speakers of English must obtain a TOEFL IBT score of 100, or IELTS 7.5, or PTE 68 or satisfactory completion of LEAP Level 4 TOEFL substitution.)

Non-degree courses at undergraduate level or graduate level: 

Students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in their home-country may apply in non-degree status at WSU to take a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours per semester.