Students graduating from an accredited Kansas high school, under the age of 21, MUST:
1 *Complete the precollege curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA; AND
2 Achieve ONE of the following:
ACT score of 21 or higher; OR
SAT score of 980 or higher; OR
Graduate in the top one-third of their class; AND
3 Achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher on any college credit taken in high school.

*Students who are non-residents must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the precollege curriculum.

Get Admitted.

Take the ACT/SAT and submit your score to WSU. Wichita State’s ACT code is 1472. Wichita State’s SAT code is 6884.

Apply for admission at

Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee.



Fully admitted students are automatically considered for four-year, renewable scholarship awards ranging from $8,000-$16,000 for Kansas residents and $8,000-$24,000 for non-residents. Awards are based on high school GPA, class rank and national test score (ACT/SAT). Kansas residents and non residents named a National Merit or National Hispanic Recognition finalist receive a scholarship of $80,000 (residents) or $112,000 (non-residents).


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Shocker City Partnership*

If you are a resident of the Oklahoma City or Tulsa metropolitan areas you are eligible to receive regular in-state tuition through the Shockers City Partnership—a savings of about $8,000 a year.

Shocker Select*

Shocker Select offers a 33 percent discount on out-of-state tuition to residents of Oklahoma and Texas. Shocker Select students save about $5,200 each year.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

The Midwest Student Exchange Program offers 33 percent off out-of-state tuition to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin who meet the program’s qualifications for major, test score and GPA. MSEP students save about $5,200 each year.

Legacy Tuition

If you are a nonresident who pays out-of-state tuition rates and your parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent or step-grandparent graduated from WSU with an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, you are eligible to receive regular in-state tuition. Legacy students save about $8,000 each year.

Visit for more details about MSEP, Shocker Select and Shocker City Partnership.

WSU is the #1 transfer destination in Kansas.

GET STARTED with three simple steps.

1 Apply for admission at

2 Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee.

3 Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions

*Once you’re admitted, we’ll automatically consider you for transfer scholarships
ranging from $4,000-$6,000.


With 24 credit hours or more:

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on previous college work.

Under the age of 21 with fewer than 24 credit hours:

Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on previous college work and fulfill one freshman admission requirement


With fewer than 24 college credit hours:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on previous college work, and have graduated from an accredited high school or have the required GED scores.*

With no transfer work:

Have graduated from an accredited high school or meet the required GED scores.*

*GED requirements vary depending on the year the test was taken.


We’re military friendly.
For five years in a row, Wichita State University has been recognized as a military-friendly institution because of its dedication to providing the guidance and resources to best serve the needs of our students. The Captain Riley Leroy Pitts Military and Veteran Student Center, located in Lindquist Hall, gives active service members, veterans and their families a place to feel at home and fulfill their unique educational needs.
Learn how WSU can help you complete your next mission by visiting

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