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The Wright Path program helps you by formalizing the links between Wright State University's Dayton and Lake Campuses and Edison State Community College's Piqua and Darke County Campuses to provide seamless movement between the institutions for you. The objective is to facilitate your entry or reentry into a bachelor's degree program at Wright State.
Goals of the Wright Path program
- Eliminating barriers for students in attaining their educational goals
- Promoting student success and baccalaureate degree attainment
- Expanding Edison State options for student housing
- Improving academic program articulation
- Using resources at both institutions efficiently and effectively
Who should participate?
The Wright Path program is designed for all types of students:
- Students entering Edison State with the intention of earning a bachelor's degree. Students will be guaranteed acceptance to Wright State once they have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at Edison State (including all developmental coursework). At least 24 hours must be college-level courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
- Students who apply to Wright State but do not initially meet the university's entrance requirements. Once students have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours at Edison State with a GPA of 2.25 or higher, they will have the option of enrolling at Wright State.
- Students who are ineligible to continue at Wright State because of a lack of academic progress are encouraged to enroll at Edison State and refocus their academic progress. Once students have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours at Edison State with a GPA of 2.25 or higher, they will have the option of reapplying to Wright State.
You should meet with advisors from both Edison State and Wright State to develop a program of study that will enable you to be admitted/readmitted to Wright State.
Benefits of the Wright Path program
The Wright Path will provide you with a unique environment in which you will receive support from both institutions to ensure a seamless transition from Edison State to Wright State. In addition to joint advising, You will have the opportunity to use identified Wright State facilities and become part of the Wright State community.
- Library privileges and technology support
- Admission to Edison events
- Athletics and Intramurals
- Career exploration
- Disability services
- Academic support, such as tutoring
- Counseling services
- Academic advising
- Student employment
Wright State Benefits
- Waiver of undergraduate application fee
- Eligibility for partnership scholarship
- Admission to non-ticketed athletic and cultural events
- Academic advising
- Participation or attendance in select student life activities*
- Option of living on campus at Wright State**
- Student parking with purchase of permit***
*Students in the Wright Path program will be assessed fees equivalent to those of Wright State students for extramural activities.
**Students must apply and be accepted for housing at www.wright.edu/housing
***For residential students only. Additional fees required.
Articulation (Transfer) Agreements
Edison State and Wright State have developed many articulation agreements that are approved 2 + 2 programs.
To enter the Wright Path program, fill out the participant application and we will verify with Edison State that you are an active student in good standing.
To enter the program, you must declare your intention to enroll at Wright State following the completion of a specified program of study at Edison State, which may consist of an entire associate degree or a set of course equivalencies, depending upon your prior academic record and intended major. To get started, students must complete Edison's application and indicate their interest in participating in the program either on the application or to an appropriate Edison State staff member. Edison State will notify Wright State of program participants. To remain eligible, you must remain in good academic standing at Edison State to continue in the program.
Upon completion of the program, you will be guaranteed admission to Wright State. While in the program, you will meet with academic advisors at Edison State and Wright State to ensure you are taking classes that will transfer to Wright State and can be applied appropriately toward degree requirements.
Students must maintain at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA at Edison in order to remain in the program.
Meet with your Edison academic advisor to create an academic plan that will help you plot your courses. Following an articulation agreement or equivalency guide for your major will maximize your transfer credits. Ask your Edison advisor or go to Community College Transfer Agreements for the most recent agreements. You can also use transferology.com to run a Wright State degree audit, see course equivalencies, and track your progress.
Wright State advisors are also available to help you plan your transition from the associate to the bachelor degree. Contact Wright State's Transfer Center to schedule an advising appointment.
Get Involved at Wright State
You should consider getting involved at Wright State to get a feel for campus life and the many extracurricular opportunities designed to enrich students’ educational experiences.
- Attend a student organization meeting. There are more than 190 student organizations to choose from.
- Attend an athletic event. Many events do not require a ticket, while some events will require you to purchase a ticket. Visit wsuraiders.com to learn more about student tickets.
- Attend other events, such as presidential speakers. Visit wright.edu/calendar for a list of upcoming events and information on associated fees.
All students are expected to follow and abide by the Student Code of Conduct for both Wright State and Edison State. In the enforcement of the code, all students minimally will have the right to receive notice of the alleged violation(s) and the time, date, and location of the opportunity to respond to the alleged violation(s). Please review the Student Code s of Conduct:
Living on Wright State’s Campus (dependent upon availability)
Students who have been accepted into the program may apply to live on Wright State's campus while attending Edison. For Dayton Campus housing, a special housing application can be found at wright.edu/housing. Learn more about Lake Campus housing.
To qualify for additional financial aid to cover housing costs, you should indicate “living on campus” on the FAFSA. All students living on campus are required to complete the Medical History and Immunization form. For more information, contact Student Health Services at (937) 775-2552.
For Dayton Campus students only:
- Students living in residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. Visit wright.edu/dining to find out more. If students do not choose a meal plan by the specified date each term, a meal plan will be assigned.
- If you park a car on campus, you will need to buy a Wright State parking permit. To purchase a permit, go to Parking and Transportation Services in 224 Medical Sciences.
Students can purchase their Wright1 Card from the Wright1 Photo ID Center in the 055 Student Union (Dayton) or 170 Dwyer Hall (Lake). You must have your UID (e.g. U00123456) and a government-issued photo ID. The cost is $20.
Housing and meal plan fees will be charged to your Edison bill. Parking permits and Wright1 Card fees are paid by the student and cannot be billed to your Edison bill.
If you do not know your Wright State ID (e.g. U00123456) or campus account (e.g. w012abc), contact the Computing and Telecommunication Services Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
Tuition and Fees
Edison State will assess tuition and fees for courses taken at Edison. Fees for Wright State services will be assessed by Wright State and collected by Edison. Wright State and Edison State will grant housing privileges after you have been accepted into the program, have submitted the housing application, have completed their FAFSA, and have accepted your financial aid awards. Your housing will be approved only after all related financial obligations have been met.
Registration, Records, and Financial Aid
You will register for courses through the regular processes at Edison State. Edison will maintain your records until you matriculate to Wright State.
Financial aid will be available at the institution where you are enrolled in classes. Wright State will assist Edison State in determining the appropriate housing and fee allowance to be factored into its estimated cost of attendance. Applications for scholarships will be available at the institution where you are enrolled in classes.
If you are a fall transfer student who intends to apply for competitive scholarships, you must apply one year out and complete the ONE Scholarship application by the January deadline. All other transfer students should apply six months prior to transfer. Complete the application online. Enter the fee waiver code ESCCPartnerSchool in order to qualify for the application fee waiver.
Be sure to send your Edison transcripts to Wright State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Unofficial transcripts can be provided to get started, but official, final transcripts must be sent as soon as possible. If you petition for admission, you must submit official transcripts for an admission decision.
Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships
Wright State offers several transfer scholarships. Some transfer scholarships will be awarded to you automatically if you qualify. For transfer scholarship information, visit wright.edu/transferscholarships. For additional Lake Campus scholarship information, visit lake.wright.edu/admissions/lake-campus-scholarships.
In order to qualify for federal and state financial aid, students must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which can be done online at fafsa.ed.gov.
- Wright State’s School Code: 003078
- Edison’s School Code: 012750
Edison will award aid for the terms you attend Edison and Wright State will award aid for the terms you attend Wright State. If you are taking classes at both institutions, the home institution will award financial aid.
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