Undergraduate Admissions

Petition Information

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Overview

Transfer and Returning students who do not meet established admission criteria must petition for admission by completing an Academic Petition Process.

Any student who was disciplinarily dismissed from a college/university or expelled from high school must petition for admission by completing a Non Academic Petition Process. Additionally, any student convicted of a felony must petition for admission by completing the Non Academic Petition Process.

Petition Deadlines

To petition for admission, you must submit all application materials by the following deadlines to be considered for that term's admissions:

Applying for Deadline
Fall Semester August 1
Spring Semester December 15
Summer Semester April 15

A petition file must be complete by the deadline indicated.

If you have any further questions about this process, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Academic Petition Process

You must complete the Academic Petition Process if:

  • you have less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) from the last institution at which you attempted 12 quarter hours (9 semester hours)
  • you were dismissed from Wright State
  • you have less than  2.0 cumulative GPA from a college/university since you last enrolled at Wright State
  • you were dismissed from a college or university for academic reasons(If you were dismissed/suspended, you are ineligible to apply for admission for one calendar year from the date of your dismissal/suspension)

Submit the following by the petition deadline:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Academic Petition Form (PDF)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • High school transcripts if you are one of the following:
    • A high school graduate from 1986 or before who is transferring with less than 12 quarter hours (nine semester hours).
    • A high school graduate from 1987 or after who is transferring with less than 45 quarter hours (30 semester hours).

The petition process can take several months once a complete application is received.

Non Academic Petition Process

You must complete the Non Academic Petition Process if:

  • you were expelled from high school
  • you were dismissed/suspended from a college or university for disciplinary reasons
  • you were convicted of a felony

Submit the following by the petition deadline:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Non Academic Petition and Authorization Form (PDF)
  • Supporting documentation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • High school transcripts if you are one of the following:
    • A high school graduate from 1986 or before who is transferring with less than 12 quarter hours (nine semester hours).
    • A high school graduate from 1987 or after who is transferring with less than 45 quarter hours (30 semester hours).

The petition process can take several months once a complete application is received.


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.