Admission and Aid

Undergraduate Admission

If you are interested in a liberal arts degree, apply through the Wright State University's Undergraduate Admissions. You should indicate your desired major on the application. Admission requirements vary by program. Please consult the webpage of the program you are interested in for details.


Specific requirements for admission to the college are listed below by student type.

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Prospective Students

College Admission (major-intending)

For students applying directly from high school:

  • Minimum 2.5 high school cumulative grade point average or 17 ACT/830 SAT
  • Note:  Students meeting university admissions criteria with a grade point average below 2.5 and test scores below 17 ACT/830 SAT will be admitted to University College)

Admission into the Major

For students applying directly from high school:

  • 3.25 minimum cumulative high school grade point average, and
  • 22 ACT/1030 SAT, and
  • Other requirements of the individual major.

College Requirements

Students can be admitted into the College of Liberal Arts after completing ENG 1100 or ENG 1140 with a grade of C or OR by completing at least two other Wright State Core courses taught by the college with a grade of “C” or higher. Some majors have higher GPA requirements, and some require auditions or other additional admission requirements. Check with your intended major or contact your advisor to be sure.

In addition to completing the program of study for a specific major and university requirements such as the Wright State Core, residency, and Integrated Writing, College of Liberal Arts B.A. students must complete the Foreign Language and Methods of Inquiry requirement. This consists of a foreign language through the 2020 level and two methods of inquiry courses, one in research methods and one in critical thinking.

Students may demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the 2020 level either by satisfactorily completing course work or by taking an examination. For proficiency exams in French, German, and Spanish, consult the Department of Modern Languages. For proficiency exams in Greek or Latin, consult the Department of Classics. Other languages are acceptable, subject to approval by the Liberal Arts advising office.

Students who are continuing a language they began studying elsewhere need to be placed at the appropriate level. For placement in French, German, and Spanish, contact the Department of Modern Languages. For placement in Greek and Latin, contact the Department of Classics.


Current Wright State Students

College Admission (major-intending)

  • Minimum 2.0 Wright State cumulative grade point average (may be higher for certain programs), and
  • C or better in ENG 1100, or any passing grade in two Wright State Core courses offered in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Two liberal arts core courses

Admission into the Major

  • Minimum 2.0 Wright State cumulative grade point average, and
  • C or better in ENG 1100
  • Two liberal arts core classes
  • Other requirements of the individual major

Returning Students

Students who return to Wright State after being absent for three or more semesters must reapply for admission and satisfy the same admission requirements listed above. Returning students will be required to complete the program requirements in effect at the time of their re-admission to the College of Liberal Arts.


International Students

The College of Liberal Arts provides unique educational and research opportunities for international students while remaining affordable, accessible, and highly-ranked. state-of-the-art laboratories and research programs make Wright State a top choice for international students. Every year, Wright State welcomes more than 1,000 international students from more than 70 countries. Many faculty and staff members are international as well. We look forward to welcoming you to Wright State!

Please make sure to submit all necessary documents so your application will not be delayed. When a decision has been made, you will be notified of the status of your application by the college.

Wright State Requirements

Here are Wright State’s admission requirements for undergraduate international students. They include requirements for both academic progress and English proficiency.

Visa Requirements

To obtain a student visa to the United States, the applicant must first be able to demonstrate that he or she is a bona fide student qualified to pursue a full course of study. View a full explanation of student visa requirements.

University Center for International Education

Wright State’s University Center for International Education (UCIE) is a terrific resource for both prospective and newly admitted international students. For general information about admissions, visas, and other necessary steps for international students, go to the UCIE website.

If you have already been admitted to Wright State, find out about online orientation sessions.


Transfer Students

College Admission (major-intending)

  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average from last institution attended, and
  • C or better in ENG 1100 or any passing grade in two Wright State Core courses offered in the College of Liberal Arts.

Admission into the Major

  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average from last institution attended (may be higher for certain programs), and
  • C or better in ENG 1100, and
  • Two Wright State Core courses offered in the liberal arts
  • Other requirements of the specific major.

 


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