What honors courses will apply toward an honors degree designation at Wright State?

Most honors courses taken in an honors program/college that is a member institution of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) will count toward an honors degree designation at Wright State. See an advisor in the Honors Program to have your honors coursework evaluated.

What are "U" ID and "W" ID?

"U" ID is a unique identification number for each student at Wright State and is used in place for your social security number. WINGS Express (wingsexpress.wright.edu), which is an online tool to conduct numerous activities like registering for courses, running DARS audits, checking your grades, paying for your education, etc., requires your "U" ID.  You will also need this when you call different offices to discuss your data, account, and application status. "W" ID is another key ID in order for you to log into your email account through WINGS (wings.wright.edu) and accessing computers on campus (in computer labs). Once you fill out and submit your admissions application form, you will be notified by mail of the two ID's. When you have trouble accessing your accounts (such as when you forget your password), CaTS Help Desk's information is good to know, (937) 775-4827.

How could I register for (a) summer course(s) at Wright State?

Course descriptions are available online. If you are going to take a course here at Wright State as a transient/non-degree seeking student, you will need to fill out a non-degree form (PDF) and submit it to the Registrar's Office by mail or fax. If you require financial aid, you will need to apply to Wright State as a degree-seeking student and also forward your FAFSA information to our Office of Financial Aid.

Who evaluates transfer credits?

The Office of the Registrar evaluates all transfer credits. Once your courses are evaluated, you will be able to review them on your DARS report through WINGS Express. You will need to log in with your University ID (UID) number and password, which you will receive after applying to Wright State.

Does my GPA from another school transfer to Wright State?

Only your credits from another school will transfer to Wright State, not GPA. However, academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors GPA requirement for work attempted at Wright State, as well as for all transfer college work attempted. In calculating cumulative GPAs for the purpose of graduating with honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. This recalculation of the GPA may result in the loss of honors status at graduation.  Also, some academic majors will calculate your transfer GPA to determine acceptance into that major.

Which math course should I register for?

If you took a math course at another institution and that course was transferred in as a directly equivalent course, you would register for the next course in the sequence.


If your course at another school didn't have a direct equivalency at Wright State, discuss the credit evaluation process with your academic advisor. On the other hand, if you haven't taken a math class in over a year or at all, you will need to take the math placement exam to determine the proper level. Visit the Placement Testing website for more information.

How do I find out course equivalencies for my transfer courses?

Discuss the matter with your academic advisor. There are numerous tools, such as transfer.org and the Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Reporting System, that you and your advisor can utilize.

What religion courses are being accepted at Wright State?

Religion courses taught by any institutions other than state colleges and universities must be approved by the Religion Department before transfer credit is granted.

How do I get credits for PSEO courses?

Once you are admitted to Wright State and send us an official college transcript from the school where you took the PSEO courses, you will be able to see those credits on your DARS report in WINGS Express.

How do I get my transfer courses reviewed?

Meet with your academic advisor at Wright State. Print out the catalog descriptions of your courses and bring a syllabus and any other course materials with you. Your advisor will then request that the appropriate departments evaluate your courses.

Why didn't some credits transfer?

In many cases, they did transfer, but didn't have any Wright State equivalents. "Transfer" simply means whether your credits will be accepted at Wright State. "Applicability" refers to your credits being used toward your degree program.

How do I find course descriptions?

Course descriptions are available online. If you are going to take a course here at Wright State as a transient/non-degree seeking student, you will need to fill out a non-degree form (PDF) and submit it to the Registrar's Office by mail or fax. If you require financial aid, you will need to apply to Wright State as a degree seeking student and also forward your FAFSA information to our Office of Financial Aid.

How do I apply my credits to a major?

It all depends on your intended major at Wright State. Consult with your academic advisor.

Does my course from Wright State transfer to another school?

Each institution has its own transfer policy, so contact the school that you are transferring to for more information. Wright State University is regionally accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Is there a limit on the number of transfer credits?

No. However, students who have already received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to pursue a second baccalaureate degree will automatically receive 138 quarter credit hours. They will be ranked as seniors. To graduate with a second bachelor's degree, all students must fulfill credit hours, GPA, General Education, and residency regulations as they would have met for a first degree at Wright State. A minimum of 183 quarter credit hours must be earned in approved courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be earned for courses taken toward a second degree at Wright State. As part of the residency requirements, a minimum of 45 quarter credit hours must be earned at Wright State. However, credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit. In addition, at least 15 of the last 45 quarter hours of credit and a minimum of 30 quarter hours of courses numbered 300 or above must be earned at Wright State. An academic advisor will determine how many credits these students will have to complete in order to receive their second degree.

Is there an age limit on transfer credit?

There is no age limit. However, your academic advisor may recommend you retake some of the courses on a case-by-case basis, depending on your major.  Credits that are 10 years old may be evaluated by the academic colleges to determine applicability.  Consult with your academic advisor about the applicability of your courses.

What are the admission criteria?

Transfer applicants who are planning on attending Dayton Campus should have a minimum GPA of 2.0; however, our more competitive baccalaureate programs require a higher GPA, specific prerequisites, and more. Applicants must also be in good standing at their previous institution. Check out specific entrance requirements for individual programs. For a complete list of application requirements, visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.

How do I convert my semester hours to quarter hours?

To convert semester to quarter hours, simply multiply each credit hour of the semester course by 1.5. For example, 3 semester hours will transfer in as 4.5 quarter hours at Wright State.

What grade do I need in order to transfer my courses to Wright State?

Beginning Fall 2005, a grade of D or higher earned at any regionally accredited institution will transfer. However, transfer students must meet all Wright State requirements, including minimum course grades and GPA, for entrance to particular majors and programs. Transfer students who must repeat courses to meet these requirements will follow the same rules for repeating courses as students who begin at Wright State.

Students who completed courses before Fall 2005 with a grade of D may request that credits be posted for those courses. However, grades of D will be posted automatically for students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an Ohio public institution before Fall 2005. Forms for submitting these requests are available in the Office of the Registrar.

What military credit will transfer to Wright State?

All military credits must be accredited through any one of the regionally accrediting agencies or the American Council on Education (ACE). We welcome any courses taken at civilian colleges/universities as long as they are, again, regionally accredited by one of the agencies: Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations of Colleges and Schools. Each academic department will determine how your military credits will be applied toward your major.

We accept Community College of Air Force credits. To find out how to order an official transcript from them, please visit our Military Students page.

What credit will transfer to Wright State?

Wright State University accepts credits from colleges and universities that are regionally accredited. Regionally accrediting agencies are Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations of Colleges and Schools and the American Council on Education for military credits. Check out FAQ #3 What grade do I need in order to transfer my courses to Wright State? to learn about the grade requirement for transfer courses.