Transferring to Wright State is a decision hundreds of students make every year.

Application Process

To complete the Wright State application process, submit: Photot of a Transfer Student

  • Application for Undergraduate Admissions
  • Transcripts from each college or university previously attended
  • $30 application fee non-refundable application fee (one-time fee; not required if previously paid)
  • High school transcripts if you are one of the following:
    • A high school graduate from 1986 or before who is transferring with less than 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours).
    • A high school graduate from 1987 or after who is transferring with less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours).

Special note:
If you are transferring 30 or more semester hours (45 or more quarter hours), you must list a major on your application.

Learn more about choosing a major.

Application materials should be submitted to:

Wright State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

If you prefer, printable application forms (PDF) are available. If you would like an application mailed to you, please call us at (937) 775-5700.

Admission Requirements

Here’s what you need to know to get started:

  • Plan to complete the application process at least four to six weeks before term you wish to attend. Once we have received all required documents, it takes two to three weeks to process an application
  • You are considered a transfer student if you have earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) and attempted 9 or more semester credit hours (12 quarter hours) at a regionally accredited college.
  • Transfer students with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) from the last institution attended are eligible to apply for unconditional admission. Students with a GPA below a 2.0 should refer to the admission petition section.
  • If you have 90 credits hours or more, you will need to meet the pre-requisites for admissions to your major, including the GPA requirement. Be sure to review the requirements before applying.
  • Be sure to list all colleges and universities that you have attended on your application


Items you can be doing before, during and after the admission process


  • Speak to an admissions counselor or academic advisor
  • Schedule a campus tour
  • Discuss your financial aid options
  • Stop at the Office of the Bursar
  • Check out student and Greek organizations
  • Look into scholarship opportunities
  • Make an appointment with Disability Services (optional)
  • Explore majors you are considering



  • Fill out the application for Wright State and pay application fee
  • Request transcripts
  • If you haven't already, submit your FAFSA
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Connect with necessary resources



  • Have final transcripts sent to Wright State
  • Contact your assigned academic advisor
  • Finalize housing
  • Register for classes
  • Pay your tuition
  • Purchase your books
  • Follow up with the Financial Aid Office
  • Get your Wright1 card
  • Apply for a parking permit
  • Take the necessary placement test(s)
  • Connect with various campus resources


Click here for a more detailed and printable version(PDF)

Entrance Requirements

Wright State accepts transfer students with an overall grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the last institution that they attempted 12 quarter/9 semester hours or more. However, admission to many of our majors require a higher GPA and additional requirements.

Additional Information

Additional Information

It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received.

Track your application status online once you receive your UID and PIN.

Selective Service

Attention male students: A law passed by the Ohio Assembly requires state universities to charge nonresident fees to male (Ohio) students who have not registered with the Selective Service. In addition, Selective Service registration is linked to many federal and state benefits, including eligibility for federal student loans and grants.

Federal law requires virtually all men to register with Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. Males who have not registered with the Selective Service may register online at the Selective Service System Website or go to any U.S. Post Office.

If you have registered but have lost your Selective Service number, call the Selective Service System at (708) 688-6888 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a duplicate card will be sent within 10 days. For additional information, please visit the Selective Service System Web site.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Wright State University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, genetic (DNA) information, veteran status, military status, or sexual orientation. We take affirmative action to recruit and assist members of various racial or ethnic groups, women, Vietnam-era veterans, and persons with disabilities whose ability to achieve academic success might otherwise be unrecognized because of cultural barriers. Our policy is consistent with the various federal and Ohio statutes that prohibit discrimination.