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Undergraduate Admissions

High School Students

Rankings

Wright State Ranked in 100 Most Affordable Universities, College Consensus, 2019

Wright State was ranked No. 89 among the top 100 most affordable universities in the nation, a list that ranks institutions that combine proven quality with reasonable costs.

Now is your time, your opportunity. Wright State University is the place to make it happen.

It all starts with the FREE application process.

To be considered for admission, submit these two items:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission. Submit your FREE application using the Wright State University application or the Common Application.
  • Official high school transcript including senior schedule
    • Partial transcript due at time of application. Final transcript, with graduation date posted, due upon completion of your senior year.

Application materials should be submitted to:

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

Note: High school students who have earned credit for college courses through Ohio’s College Credit Plus, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or a dual enrollment program, must submit official transcripts after the completion of these courses. High school students do not need to submit college transcripts for Wright State to make an admission decision. 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Application Type Application Deadline Decision By Confirmation Date
Priority November 1 November 15

May 1

Regular February 1 February 15 May 1
Rolling Admissions August 23 (First day of class) Rolling Rolling

Recommended Admissions Criteria

High school graduates who complete the Ohio Core Curriculum (or equivalent rigorous curriculum) and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative high school GPA will be considered for admission. Applications will be evaluated in a holistic review process.

All applicants, including test-optional applicants, will be eligible to be considered for University benefits, including merit-based scholarships. At the current time, applications will be reviewed holistically.

You will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships by submitting your application for admission. To be considered for need-based financial aid, please complete the FAFSA. In addition, you may choose to apply for additional scholarships through our competitive scholarship application.

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
  • Additional Credits as required by the Ohio Core

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am home schooled. Do I need to submit a test score?

    No. Home schooled students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of their application if they choose the test optional admission track.

  • What if I already took, or want to take, the ACT or SAT?

    Scholarships awarded from Wright State will not be based on standardized test scores. However, as you research external scholarships you will find you may be eligible to earn additional scholarships based on standardized test scores. In this case, we encourage you to make the decision that is the most beneficial in assisting you with the cost of a college degree.

  • How do I submit test scores to Wright State?

    You may ask the testing agencies to send your scores directly to Wright State and we will accept scores that are included on high school transcripts. We do not accept self-reported scores or unofficial score reports. Both testing agencies allow students a limited number of free reports if they select the schools to receive them at the time they are registering for the tests. For a fee, students can request the agencies to send scores from previous test dates. When sending scores to Wright State, use the following school codes: ACT - ; College Board (SAT) - . No preference is given for ACT or SAT.

 

Rankings

"Best Undergraduate Education Ranked by High School Counselors," U.S. News & World Report, 2019

U.S. News & World Report asked 24,400 guidance counselors to rank which universities offered the best undergraduate education. Wright State University was ranked No. 261 among hundreds of universities in the United States for its exceptional education and affordable tuition.

 

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.