Admission, Undergraduate

Admission, Application for Undergraduate

Admission, Canadian

Admission Guidelines, Freshmen

Admission: International Undergraduate Students

Admission, Non-matriculated

Admission, Post-Bachelor

Admission: Re-Entry Following an Interruption in Attendance

Admission: Special Requirements and Professional Admission

Admission: Special Undergraduate Programs

Admission, Transfer

Admission, Undergraduate Guest

Admissions and Orientation, Office of Undergraduate

High School Preparation, Recommended

MACRAO Agreement

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Phoenix Program (Second Start)

Scholarship Programs for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Windsor, University of, Exchange Agreement with Wayne State Uni­versity

 

Admissions and Orientation, Office of Undergraduate

Welcome Center, 42 W. Warren Avenue, PO Box 02759,
Detroit MI 48202
Telephone: 313-577-2100, Fax: 313-577-7536
Website: http://www.admissions.wayne.edu

Service Hours: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions assists stu­dents by, telephone, and on a walk-in basis during posted service hours. Service hours can be found at http://www.admis­sions.wayne.edu.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has the primary function of recruiting, admitting, and enrolling new undergraduate students to the University. This office also helps to coordinate the recruitment activities of individual departments, alumni groups, and students. The office organizes visits and programs at local high schools and com­munity colleges as well as in the State of Michigan and selected regions outside of the State.

Also included in functions of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are administration of the Presidential and Wayne State merit-based scholarships)

Admission, Application for Undergraduate

An official application for Undergraduate Admission should be com­pleted online at: http://www.apply.wayne.edu. there is a $25.00 appli­cation fee.

Admission Guidelines, Freshmen

Admission to Wayne State is selective. In order to qualify for admis­sion an applicant must submit an official high school transcript indi­cating college preparation, standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), and ability to undertake a college degree program. Admission deci­sions will be based on a full evaluation of each student's academic record. Students still in high school may apply after completion of their junior year.

Admission: Special Undergraduate Programs

Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and Academic Pathways for Excellence (APEX). See also descriptive information under the headings for: Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Academic Pathways for Excellence (APEX).

High School Preparation, Recommended

1. English (four years recommended): Students entering the Uni­versity should be able to: 1) comprehend the main and subordinate ideas in written works, lectures, and discussions; and 2) conceive ideas about a topic and be able to organize them for presentation in both verbal and written forms. Effective use of the English language is central to one's ability to succeed at the University and in the pro­fessions and occupations for which our students are preparing.

2. Mathematics (four years recommended): Entering students should be able to: 1) understand ratios, proportions, percentages, roots and powers; and 2) perform the mathematical operations of algebra and geometry. While most careers for which University stu­dents are preparing require mathematical competency, an increasing number of careers in science and technical curricula require advanced preparation in mathematics.

3. Biological and Physical Sciences (three years recommended): Students should be acquainted with: 1) concepts of matter, energy, motion and force and the natural laws and processes of the physical sciences in general; 2) the science of life and living matter with spe­cial reference to growth, reproduction and structure; and 3) labora­tory methods. A basic understanding of the physical and biological sciences is essential for many fields of college-level study and is nec­essary if one is to comprehend our world and the impact of science and technology on it.

4. Social Sciences/History (three years recommended): Students should study different cultures and societies — their social systems, customs, communities, values, economies, governments, and poli­tics. A knowledge of the main events and ideas that have shaped our nation and its place in the world should also be possessed by enter­ing students. They should understand how the past bears upon the present condition and future course of mankind. As the social sci­ences improve one's appreciation of the scientific method and other approaches to critical analysis, an understanding of history is required for an informed exercise of citizenship in a free society.

5. Foreign Languages (two years recommended): Proficiency in a foreign language not only introduces students to non-English speak­ing cultures but also heightens awareness and comprehension of one's native tongue. Language is the basic instrument of thought, and the ability to read, speak and write in a foreign language permits one to understand another culture in a more fundamental way. For­eign language competency will open up career opportunities denied to those without it.

6. Fine Arts (two years recommended): Students entering the Uni­versity should be acquainted with the visual and performing arts, through study and/or participation. Several academic disciplines at the University require high levels of skill in the arts. Study in this area enriches life and heightens one's sense of beauty and aesthetic per­ception.

7. Computer Literacy: Some formal instruction in the logic and use of computers in problem solving and data retrieval is increasingly important in all fields of study.

Admission, Transfer

Transfer students are considered for admission if they meet the fol­lowing minimum requirements:

A transfer applicant may be admitted, without consideration of high school work, upon completion of at least twenty-four semester credits of transferable college-level coursework from an accredited college or university with an overall grade point average of 2.5 and with no courses below a C grade for transferable credit.

If the applicant has fewer than twenty-four semester credits of trans­ferable college-level coursework, the applicant may be admitted pro­vided freshmen admissions guidelines are met, subject to a holistic evaluation of each student's record.

Students who have attended unaccredited institutions should consult with an admission counselor to determine admissibility.

For policies governing the transfer of credit from other accredited institutions of higher education, both community colleges and bacca­laureate-granting colleges and universities, see Transfer of Under­graduate Credits.

MACRAO Agreement

Wayne State University has signed an agreement making it easier for Michigan community college students to transfer to our institution. By becoming a signatory institution to the MACRAO (Michigan Associa­tion of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) agreement, WSU formally acknowledges that community college transfers who have select associate's degrees or MACRAO-stamped transcripts from a community college will have met University General Educa­tion Requirements, thereby expediting these students' path to gradu­ation. This recognition will commence for students transferring to Wayne State beginning in Fall 2013. The conditions governing this agreement stipulate that Michigan community college students cov­ered by the MACRAO agreement will still need to satisfy mathemat­ics competency, the senior-level writing intensive requirement, and any requirements specific to a particular school/college or depart­ment within the student's major field of study. Information can be found online at:

http://www.macrao.org/Publications/MACRAOAgreement.asp

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The MTA is a more recent agreement than MACRAO. The MTA will take effect for students who begin their studies in the Fall 2014 semester, and it will eventually replace the MACRAO Agreement. Students who started prior to Fall 2014 will be able to complete the existing MACRAO Agreement until the end of the summer 2019. The thirty credits of lower-level General Education from the sending Mich­igan community college will be accepted as a block of thirty credits by Wayne State University as long as students earn at least a 2.0 in each course. Students may complete the MTA as part of an associ­ate degree or as a stand-along package. These thirty credits of lower-level General Education should be met according to the follow­ing distribution:

One course in English Composition

A second course in English Composition or 1 course in Communica­tion

One course in Mathematics

Two courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)

Two courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines and excluding studio and performance classes)

Two courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory expe­rience (from two disciplines)

If these courses do not add up to thirty credits then the student must take an additional course from one of these groups. The MTA's block of thirty transfer credits will fulfill the majority of Wayne State's Gen­eral Education curriculum, and all courses will count toward students' overall degree requirements. All Wayne State lower-level General Education requirements will be fulfilled by the MTA with the exception of either oral communication or intermediate composition. Because the MTA applies only to lower-level General Education, students will still need to satisfy our upper-level requirement for the Writing Inten­sive (WI), which is fulfilled in the student's major field of study. Addi­tionally, students must fulfill all requirements specific to school/college and academic programs.

Admission: Special Requirements and Professional Admission

For additional undergraduate admission information relating to spe­cial requirements and professional admission in particular Schools and Colleges, please refer to the following sections:

Business Administration: Admission Requirements

Engineering: Bachelor of Science: Engineering Division

Engineering Technology: Engineering Technology Division

Fine, Performing and Communication Arts: Academic Regulations: Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

Nursing: Nursing (B.S.N. Program)

Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Academic Regulations: College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Social Work: Social Work (B.S.W. Program).

Admission: International Undergraduate Students

A student from another country desiring admission who is not a per­manent resident or citizen of the U.S. should complete the Interna­tional Admissions Application. There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Full instructions for admission procedures, academic requirements, and language standards may be found at http://www.admissions.wayne.edu A student from a country in which English is not the native language must take an English Language Proficiency Examination prior to admission or have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (213 on computerized version). Also see International Programs, Office of. for more information. For information on international student admission to the Graduate School, see the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin and Admission: International Graduate Students.

Admission, Canadian

Applicants who are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada should complete the Canadian Admissions Application. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee. Full instructions for admission proce­dures, academic requirements, and language standards may be found at http://www.admissions.wayne.edu.

Admission, Non-matriculated

Non-matriculated status enables students to take undergraduate courses for which the prerequisites are met. Courses, credits and grades will be posted to the University's transcript. However, these will be used toward fulfillment of a degree only after formal admis­sions is granted through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses. The non-matriculated application should be completed on-line at: http://www.apply.wayne.edu There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. The holder of non-matriculated status is ineligible for any type of loan, grant or scholarship that is adminis­tered by Wayne State University.

Admission, Post-Bachelor

Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree and are interested in either earning college credit without intending to use it toward another degree, or if they want to get into a graduate program but need to raise their g.p.a. first, this type of admission is an optimal choice. Please visit http://www.apply.wayne.edu to complete the post-bachelor application. Proof of a bachelor's degree must be sub­mitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Admission, Undergraduate Guest

Students currently attending an accredited institution of higher edu­cation who are interested in taking undergraduate courses at Wayne State for one semester, or who wish to register for courses concur­rently, are eligible to apply for Guest Admission. Requirements include the completion of twelve semester credits at the home institu­tion and a minimum cumulative 'C' grade point average (equivalent to a 2.0 grade point average at Wayne State). Students may submit the Michigan Uniform Guest Application found at http://www.macrao.org/ For further details regarding this status visit: http://admis­sions.wayne.edu/guest

Admission: Re-Entry Following an Interruption in Attendance

Undergraduate students who were previously admitted and regis­tered at Wayne State University and whose attendance has been interrupted need not reapply at the Office of Undergraduate Admis­sions. It is expected that students who left in good standing report to the College of their choice for any special instructions regarding their return to classes.

Windsor, University of, Exchange Agreement with Wayne State University

Wayne State University and the University of Windsor have entered into an exchange agreement whereby students from each institution may enroll in selected courses at the other institution. Courses avail­able are limited to those not offered at the student's home institution. Limitations also apply to the number of courses and credits a student may take under this agreement. Wayne State University and the Uni­versity of Windsor students who wish to participate in the program must be in good standing at their home institution and must have prior approval of the appropriate academic unit that the course(s) will be accepted as part of the student's course of study. Students who participate in the Wayne State University/University of Windsor pro­gram pay tuition and fees at the home institution and receive credit for the course(s) only at the home institution. Students should consult the Director of International Programs, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, for further information.

Phoenix Program (Second Start)

The Phoenix Program provides undergraduate students who left Wayne State University on Probation or Dismissal with the opportu­nity to petition for return under a second-start policy. To be eligible for such admission, the student must not have enrolled at Wayne State University for at least five consecutive years, immediately prior to petition for the Phoenix Program. Petitions for re-entry are decided by the Dean of the School or College in which the student is matricu­lated or seeks to enter. With the approval of the Dean, the student and an academic advisor develop an academic contract, and the advisor closely monitors the student through the first twelve credits of course work.

To return to regular status, students must complete twelve semester credits with a grade of C or better and satisfactorily complete the Mathematics Competency and English proficiency requirements of the University General Education Requirements (see General Edu­cation Program) within two years under the Phoenix Program. (NOTE: a grade of C-minus is considered to be lower than a C.) Stu­dents will be expected to complete degree requirements in effect at the time of their return to the University. Should students earn any grade below C in their first twelve credits in the Phoenix Program, they will be excluded from the University. To maintain the integrity of students' academic records, previous course work will remain on the transcripts; however, the credits and grade point average (g.p.a.) will be adjusted to reflect the grade point average earned since the start of the Phoenix Program.

For information about the Phoenix Program, students should contact the Dean's office of the School or College in which they have matric­ulated or wish to enter.

Scholarship Programs for Freshmen and Transfer Students

FRESHMEN: For information about scholarship opportunities for newly admitted freshman students, check the scholarships website:
http://www.scholarships.wayne.edu/freshmen.php

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFERS: For information about schol­arship opportunities for incoming transfer students, check the schol­arships website: http://www.scholarships.wayne.edu/transfer.php