Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you need my official transcripts for me to be accepted?

    You can be admitted provisionally with unofficial transcripts. However, you will need to provide us with your official transcript before the start of your second term or you will not be able to register. Unofficial transcripts must include the following information: college name, student name, all classes and grades, and cumulative GPA.

    Note: Petitioning students (who had a GPA below 2.0 at their previous institution) must submit official transcripts for an admission decision.

    Transcripts and other application materials should be submitted to:
    Wright State University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
    Dayton, OH 45435-0001

  • What are the admission criteria for transfer students?

    Transfer applicants planning to attend the Dayton Campus should have a minimum GPA of 2.0. However, our more competitive bachelor's degree programs require a higher GPA, specific prerequisites, and more. Applicants must also be in good standing at their previous institution. Check out specific entrance requirements for individual programs. For a complete list of application requirements, visit the undergraduate admissions website.

  • Who is my advisor?

    One of your most important resources for students is your academic advisor. The academic advisor knows the curriculum and can assist you with scheduling and staying on track for graduation. The academic advisor can also answer a variety of your questions relative to major, minor, and certificate curricula.

    To identify your academic advisor:

    1. Log into WINGS Express,
    2. Click on Student and Financial Aid,
    3. On the Student and Financial Aid page, click on Registration & Records,
    4. On the Registration & Records page, you should find your advisor listed in two places: View Student Information (the advisor will be listed), or by running an audit in DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) and viewing the audit

    Please be aware that you may have multiple advisors listed (faculty advisor, professional advisor, Honors advisor, etc.).

  • How do I check the status of my transfer credits?

    To view the results of your transfer credit evaluation, login to WINGS.

    Click on WINGS Express.

    Click on Student and Financial Aid.

    Click on Registration and Records.

    Finally, click on DARS and your degree audit will show which classes have been completed. You also can click on Unofficial Transcript to view you posted transfer credit.

    Your academic advisor will also be able to review your transfer credits with you. If you believe your transfer credits are not applied appropriately to your program, please discuss with your academic advisor. If you have questions, contact the Transfer Center.

  • Do I need placement tests?

    Most direct from high school students can be placed into English composition and mathematics courses based on their ACT or SAT scores. Transfer students who have taken college courses in composition and mathematics may have finished these requirements or may be allowed to continue where they left off.

    Transfer students not transferring credit for English composition will need the writing placement test. Here is everything you need to know about writing placement testing (including a link to register).

    Transfer students who are not transferring mathematics/statistics credit will need the math placement test. Here is everything you need to know about math placement testing (including location, fees, preparation, and a link to register).

  • Who evaluates transfer credits?


    We understand that your earned credits are important to you! The Office of the Registrar evaluates all transfer credits and posts qualified credit to a student's record. Wright State accepts credits from college and universities that are regionally accredited and ACE (American Council on Education) recommended military credit. Once your courses are posted, you will be able to review them on your DARS report or your unofficial transcript through WINGS Express.

    Most courses from local institutions have already been evaluated, and many already match equivalent Wright State courses. Academic advisors in your major will determine how your transfer credits are applied toward completing your program of study. Any special exception made based on course syllabuses or other information is at the discretion of the chair or dean of the department that offers the course

    If you have questions about how your transfer credits apply to your major, contact your academic advisor.

  • How do I find course equivalencies for my transfer courses?


    Common tools used to evaluate transfer equivalencies include the Transferology website and the Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee. If you have transfer credit for a course that has not been evaluated by a Wright State faculty member, you may submit a copy of the syllabus to your academic advisor, who can facilitate an evaluation by the appropriate department.

  • Will military credit transfer to Wright State?


    Military credits recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) or awarded by the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) can be transferred to Wright State. We welcome any courses taken at civilian colleges/universities as long as they are regionally accredited by one of the agencies: Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations of Colleges and Schools. Each academic department will determine how your military credits will be applied toward your major.

    To find out how to order an official transcript, please visit our Veteran and Military Center website.

  • Which credits will transfer to Wright State?

    Wright State accepts credits from colleges and universities that are regionally accredited. The six regional accrediting agencies are Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations of Colleges and Schools.

    Wright State also takes ACE (American Council on Education) recommended military credit.
    There are several tools available to help you see course equivalencies:
    1. You can find articulation (transfer) agreements on our Transfer Center website
    2. You can check course-by-course articulation on the Transferology website
    Meet with a Wright State advisor if you have questions. You may need to provide your advisor the syllabus from your previous institution to request an evaluation from the appropriate department.
  • Is there a limit on the number of credits I can transfer?

    No. However, you must meet the minimum residency requirements to receive a bachelor's degree from Wright State.

    Residency requirement for a bachelor's degree are:

    • A minimum of 30 semester hours must be earned at Wright State.
    • Credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit.
    • At least 10 of the last 30 hours of credit must be earned at Wright State.
    • A minimum of 20 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above must be earned at Wright State.

    Residency requirements for an associate’s degree are:

    • Minimum of 15 credit hours must be earned at Wright State.
    • Prior Learning Assessment credit will not be considered.
    • At least 6 of the last 15 credit hours must be earned at Wright State.
    Students who have already received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to pursue a second bachelor's degree will automatically receive a block of 90 semester credit hours.
    Consult an advisor or the catalog for more information.
  • What grade do I need in order to transfer my courses to Wright State?


    A grade of D or higher in college-level work earned at a regionally accredited institution will transfer. However, transfer students must meet all Wright State requirements, including minimum course grades, for application of credit to the major. Transfer students who must repeat courses to meet these requirements will follow the same rules for repeating courses as students who begin at Wright State.

    Students who completed courses before Fall 2005 with a grade of D may request that credits be posted for those courses. However, grades of D will be posted automatically for students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an Ohio public institution before Fall 2005. Forms for submitting these requests are available on the RaiderConnect website.

  • Is there an age limit on transfer credit?


    There is no age limit. However, some majors have a time limit on major-related courses. Consult with your academic advisor about the applicability of your courses.

  • Why didn't some credits transfer?


    There are many reasons why your credits may not have transferred. Developmental coursework is not transferable. Credits from institutions that are not regionally accredited do not transfer. If you have coursework you feel should have transferred but did not, please discuss it with your academic advisor. The Transfer Center staff is also available to help you better understand these policies.

  • Does my GPA from another school transfer to Wright State?


    Your previous GPA will not transfer to Wright State. Only courses completed at Wright State will be used to determine your native GPA. However, all college-level coursework will be used to calculate eligibility for Latin honors at graduation. In calculating cumulative GPAs for the purpose of graduating with honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. This recalculation of the GPA may result in the loss of honors status at graduation. Also, some academic majors will calculate your transfer GPA to determine acceptance into that major. Graduate schools also frequently consider your combined college-level GPA.


  • How can I register for summer courses at Wright State?


    Course descriptions are available at the online catalog. If you are going to take a course at Wright State as a transient/non-degree seeking student, you will need to fill out a non-degree form (PDF) and either submit it to the Registrar's Office by mail or fax or take it to RaiderConnect in the Student Union. Non-degree students are ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

  • How do I get credits for CCP (formerly PSEO) courses?


    Students must submit an official college transcript from the institution where you earned the CCP courses. CCP credit will be posted as transfer credit. You will be able to see those credits on your degree audit and your unofficial transcript in WINGS Express.

  • How do I find course descriptions?


    Course descriptions are available at the online catalog. Students who have been admitted can also access this information through WINGS Express.

  • What are "U" ID and "W" ID?


    "U" ID is your university ID, a unique identification number for each student at Wright State and is used in place of your social security number. WINGS Express is an online tool to conduct numerous activities like registering for courses, running DARS audits, checking your grades, paying for your education, etc. WINGS Express requires your "U" ID. You will also need this when you call different offices to discuss your data, account, and application status.

    The "W" ID is your campus account, another key ID required to log into your email account through WINGS and accessing computers in computer labs on campus. Once you fill out and submit your admissions application form, you will be notified by mail of the two ID's. If you have trouble accessing your accounts (such as forgettingyour password), call the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.

  • Which math course should I register for?


    If you took a math course at another institution and that course was transferred in as a directly equivalent course, you would register for the next course in the sequence.

    If your course at another school didn't have a direct equivalency at Wright State, discuss the credit evaluation process with your academic advisor.

    If you haven't taken a math class in more than two years, or at all, you will need to take the math placement exam to determine the proper level. Visit the placement testing website for more information.

  • What religion courses are accepted at Wright State?


    Religion courses are treated much like courses from other fields. The accreditation of your previous institution is the most important factor in making a determination. All religion courses taught by a religion department in any accredited college or university will be considered for transfer credit. These courses are subject to other applicable transfer credit regulations. Religion courses taught by other colleges must be approved by the Religion Department before transfer credit is granted.

  • What honors courses will apply toward an honors degree designation at Wright State?


    Most honors courses taken in an honors program/college that is a member institution of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) will count toward an honors degree designation at Wright State. Contact an Honors advisor to have your courses evaluated for equivalencies in the Honors curriculum at Wright State. You may contact the Honors Department at (937) 775-2660 or by email at

  • How do I convert my quarter hours to semester hours?


    To convert quarter hours to semester hours, simply multiply each credit hour of the quarter course by 2/3. For example, 3 quarter hours will transfer in as 2 semester hours at Wright State.

  • Does my course from Wright State transfer to another school?


    Each institution has its own transfer policy, so contact the school you are transferring to for more information. Wright State is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (also known as North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).