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After submitting your completed application, track its progress online. Once the Office of Admissions receives your complete application, it usually takes two to three weeks for Wright State admissions staff to make an admission decision.

Special Notes: 

  • When you apply online, you can submit your application and pay with a credit card or mail a check. You can also defer your application fee to Financial Aid on the application.
  • International students need to complete the International Application


Photo of Student in their dorm roomThere are so many great reasons to live on campus at Wright State: instant study partners, microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning, independence, the Raider Shopping Shuttle, and huge rooms.

Ready to live on campus? To apply for housing you must first be admitted to Wright State; the next step is to get online and get the housing application submitted. Priority Deadline for housing is June 1st.                     

Financial Aid

Wright State offers a wide range of scholarships for students.  Learn more about Wright State scholarships for First Year students and Transfer students. Deadline for most scholarships are in February, March and April.

To apply for Financial Aid, including loans, grants, and work study, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the priority deadline: March 1.

Wright State's Title IV Code: 003078

If you have specific financial aid questions, contact Raider Connect at 937-775-4000 or check out the Raider Connect website for more information.

Competitive Programs

Photo of Theater Students on StageSeveral degree programs require additional steps for admission to the program. Learn more by checking out the requirements:

Acting and Musical Theatre-requires audition. See the requirements and audition dates.

Athletic Training-requires additional application and interview. See the full requirements.

Dance-requires audition. See the requirements and audition dates.

Music-requires audition, for all Music majors (including Music Performance, Music Education, and Music History and Literature)  and those who wish to minor in Music. See the requirements and audition dates.


Out-of-State Students Admission Requirements

Out-of-state students must present evidence of an above-average ability to do college-level course work, which is generally illustrated by:

  • 2.5 or higher high school GPA
  • Completion of the Ohio Core (or equivalent rigorous curriculum)
  • 20 ACT composite or 960 SAT critical reading and math only

Recommended High School Course Work for Admission

  • 4 years English
  • 4 years Mathematics (including Algebra II or equivalent)
  • 3 years Science (including lab based experience)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (including American History, American Government and Economics/Financial Literacy, integrated or stand alone)
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • 1 Fine Arts Course

Scholarship Opportunities

There are so many scholarship opportunities to explore. 

Calculate your Academic Performance Scholarship (awarded based on your admissions application, no other applications required)

Submit your ONE scholarship for our competitive scholarship program.

And a special tuition award just for our out-of-state students:

Non-Resident Student and International Student Tuition Award
Eligibility Criteria

Student must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the table below.  The award is for the non-residential tuition component only.

Tier Award Percentage Minimum GPA Requirement Minimum ACT/SAT (Math & Critical Reading only) Requirement Renewal Requirements
1 20% 3.25 22/1030 3.0 WSU Cumulative GPA
2 30% 3.75 27/1220 3.0 WSU Cumulative GPA
3 40% 4.0 30/1340 3.0 WSU Cumulative GPA


Yes; for four years (for non-Ohio residents only)
Deadline Date
April 15 (prior to the start of the academic year)
How to Apply

Apply for Undergraduate Admission by the deadline date.

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.