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Wright State accepts transfer students with an overall grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0 scale) (from the last institution that they attempted 12 quarter/9 semester hours or more). However, admission to many of our majors require a higher GPA (and more). Acceptable transfer credit will satisfy any of the requirements.

Check out an abbreviated summary of the entrance requirements for specific majors below.  The requirements are organized by colleges, then departments. Grade point averages are cumulative (including all institutions attended, unless labeled otherwise).

Business

(Majors in Accountancy, Business Economics, Finance, Financial Services, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Suppy Chain Management)

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 from all institutions attended; 30 semester/45 quarter hours

 

Education and Human Services

  • Necessary forms needed to apply for your major are available through the College of Education and Human Services Student Services website.

Athletic Training

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Typed statement of life experiences candidate brings to the Athletic Training program; medical history; technical standards form; high school and college (if applicable) transcripts; copy of Wright State acceptance letter; formal application; three letters of recommendation from a current or former employer/administrator, a current or former teacher, and a certified athletic trainer or coach; and interview.
  • Application deadline for every fall entrance is March 1.

Career and Technical Teacher Licensure (Formerly Vocational Education)

  • Individuals interested in obtaining initial education teacher licensure and endorsements are encouraged to contact the college's Office of Student Services in 378 Allyn Hall, (937) 775-3086, to begin the process of admission and advising.

Community Health

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5; 30 semester/45 quarter hours.

Early Childhood Education (PK–3)

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5; 30 semester/45 quarter hours; Praxis I (Scores of 172 for Reading, 172 for Writing, & 172 for Math); a 250-500 word writing sample [call (937) 775-3088 to register for a writing sample session]; two letters of recommendation; and formal application

Health & Physical Education

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5; 30 semester/45 quarter hours; Praxis I (Scores of 172 for Reading, 172 for Writing, & 172 for Math); a writing sample [call (937) 775-3088 to register for a writing sample session]; two letters of recommendation; and formal application

Middle Childhood Education

Organizational Leadership

1) Associate Degree, cumulative GPA of 2.0

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2) Cumulative GPA of 2.0; 60 semester/90 quarter hours; completion of OL 2010 and OL 3020

Rehabilitation Services

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.35, 18 semester/27 quarter hours

Sign Language Interpreter

Sport Science

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5; 30 semester/45 quarter hours
  • Three letters of recommendation

Engineering and Computer Science

All majors in the College of Engineering and Computer Science:

  • Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college level work
  • 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU and in all academic work
  • C or higher grade in ENG1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)
  • And...
    • Biomedical Engineering - Grade of C or higher in CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L, and EGR 1010or MTH 2300
    • Computer Engineering - Grade of C or higher in CS 1180 or (CS 1160 and 1161) and MTH 2570 or CS2200
    • Computer Science - Grade of C or higher in CS 1180 or (CS 1160 and 1161) and MTH 2570  or CS 2200
    • Electrical Engineering - Grade of C or higher in CEG 2170 and PHY 2400/2400L and EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering - Grade of C or higher in CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L and EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
    • Mechanical Engineering - Grade of C or higher in ME 1020 and CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L and EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
    • Materials Science and Engineering - Grade of C or higher in ME 1020 and CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L and EGR 1010 or MTH 2300

Liberal Arts

All majors in the College of Liberal Arts require:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0, completion of ENG 1100 with a grade of C or higher, and completion of two additional Core courses taught in Liberal Arts

Additional requirements for specific majors:

Communication

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

Criminal Justice

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.3

Economics

  • Completion of MTH 1280(or a higher-level math course) with a grade of C or higher

English/Integrated Language Arts Education

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

French, German, and Spanish

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or 3.0 GPA in foreign language courses

Motion Picture History, Theory, and Criticism

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25

Motion Picture Production (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25, completion of MP 1310 and 1800 with a grade of "A" or "B"; completion of MP 2310 with a grade of “C” or higher   

Music

  • Audition, three outside recommendations, formal application

Social Science Education

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

Social Work

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25
  • Application deadline is February 1. Students are admitted into the major once a year.
  • Admission to the Social Work program is very competitive.

Theater (Bachelor of Fine Arts)—Acting, Musical Theater Acting, and Dance

Urban Affairs

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.3

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum of a “C” and a minimum grade point average of 2.75.  Completion of ANT 2100, 2120, ENG 1100, PSY 1010, PSY 3410, CHM 1020, BIO 1050 or 1070 or 1120 or 1500, STT 1600; and formal application (PDF).
  • HESI A2 standardized entrance exam with minimum 80% score on each subject area
  • Application deadlines are May 15thfor Fall admission and September 15th for spring admission.
  • Successful complete of a background check based on the Ohio Board of Nursing Guidelines
  • Admission to the nursing program is very competitive.

RN-BSN Completion Program

  • Check the College of Nursing and Health website for details.

BEACON (Baccalaureate Education Accelerates Career Opportunities in Nursing)

  • Check the College of Nursing and Health website for details.

Science & Mathematics

All College of Science and Mathematics majors require:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0, 16 semester/24 quarter hours, completion of one course in chosen major with a grade of C or higher

Additional requirements for specific majors:

Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Completion of MTH 2300 with a grade of C or higher

Psychology

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25, 20 semester/30 quarter hours, 2.25 GPA from all psychology courses (a minimum of two psychology classes must be taken)