Undergraduate Admissions

Adult Students

Application Process for Degree Seeking Students

To complete the Wright State application process, submit:

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

  • You are considered an adult student if you have been out of high school for at least one year and are entering college for the first time
  • You are considered an adult student if you have earned your GED and it is at least one year from the year you would have graduated from high school
  • You can get a copy of your high school transcript by calling the school you graduated from. If your school no longer exists, call the board of education office associated with the school district you graduated in. If you still need help, let us know. 
  • Plan to complete the application process at least four to six weeks before the semester you wish to attend. Once we have received all required documents, it takes two to three weeks to process an application
  • Just wanting to take a class or two? Explore our non-degree application.

Application materials should be submitted to:

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

Note: If you received an Ohio GED, we need official scores from the Ohio Department of Education. You can learn more at the Ohio Department of Education website.


Additional Information

It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received. You can track your application status online.

Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start. Check the Academic Calendar for more information.

Selective Service REGISTRATION

Almost all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25 years of age, are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.

A man is exempt from registering while he is on full-time active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Members of the National Guard and Reserve Forces not on full-time active duty must register. When a man has been released from active duty he must register at that time unless he has reached age 26 or is already registered.  Lawfully admitted nonimmigrant aliens (for example, those on student visas) are not required to register.

For complete information regarding who must register for Selective Service and exemptions, or to register with Selective Services, please visit the U.S. Government Official Selective Services System website, https://www.sss.gov/  

Selective Service Registration and Ohio Residency (for Tuition Purposes)

Ohio Revised Code 3345.32 (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3345.32) mandates that Ohio students who are required to register with the U.S. Selective Service yet who have not done so are ineligible for state of Ohio tuition subsidy.  Under the law, Ohio institutions of higher learning are required to charge such students the non-resident tuition rate.  If you are considered by Wright State University to be an Ohio resident-for-tuition-purposes, but you are not registered with Selective Services, Wright State University is required by this law to assess the non-resident tuition rate to your student bill.

To continue your Ohio-resident-for-tuition-purposes classification, Wright State University is required to obtain your Selective Service Registration Number.

If you are already registered, but you do not remember your Selective Service Registration Number, you can obtain it at the official Selective Services website, https://www.sss.gov/

It is the student's responsibility to provide the Wright State University Office of the Registrar with that number.  If you do not provide that registration number to the Office of the Registrar, Wright State University must assess non-resident tuition fees to your tuition bill.   

Students are expected to make full payment by their appropriate payment due date.  Payment deadlines may not be waived or extended while a student's residency status is under review or while you are waiting to receive your Selective Service Registration Number.

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.