Become a Warrior

Ready for the kind of hands-on, real-life experience that’s only possible at a top-ranked urban research university? A vibrant community of scholars stands ready to help you soar.

Pursue your passion

When you apply, you’ll be asked to choose a major from the hundreds of degree programs available at Wayne State. If you’re undecided, select an exploratory track, which allows you to check out your options while staying on course for graduation.

Freshman
Transfer
Postbac
Graduate
International
Freshman

You are considered a freshman if:

  • You are a current high school senior who will go to college after graduation
  • You are a high school graduate who has not earned credit at a college or university
  • You are a GED holder who has not earned credit at a college or university

Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply using either the:

Common Application or University application

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

The deadline for freshmen to apply for fall 2015 has passed; it was August 1.

Transfer

To transfer to Wayne State, you must have at least 24 transferable credits of previous college work and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA from all higher education institutions you have attended.

  • If you have completed an associate degree, you may be admitted with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Apply now

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

The deadline for transfer students to apply for fall 2015 is Saturday, August 14.

 Post-bach

If you have already completed a degree and are interested in earning college credit without intending to use it toward another degree — or if you want to get into a graduate program but need to raise your GPA first — this type of admission is for you.

Apply now

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

Graduate

If you’re applying to a graduate program, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution or a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.

Apply now

Have questions about the application process? The Office of Graduate Admissions can help.

International

You should apply as an international student if you are not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. You should also apply under this status if you have graduated from a secondary institution and completed pre-university educational curricula in your own country.

Please note:

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

The deadline for freshmen to apply for fall 2015 has passed; it was August 1.
The deadline for transfer students to apply for fall 2015 is Saturday, August 14.


Freshman
Freshman

You are considered a freshman if:

  • You are a current high school senior who will go to college after graduation
  • You are a high school graduate who has not earned credit at a college or university
  • You are a GED holder who has not earned credit at a college or university

Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply using either the:

Common Application or University application

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

The deadline for freshmen to apply for fall 2015 has passed; it was August 1.

Transfer
Transfer

To transfer to Wayne State, you must have at least 24 transferable credits of previous college work and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA from all higher education institutions you have attended.

  • If you have completed an associate degree, you may be admitted with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Apply now

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

The deadline for transfer students to apply for fall 2015 is Saturday, August 14.

Postbac
 Post-bach

If you have already completed a degree and are interested in earning college credit without intending to use it toward another degree — or if you want to get into a graduate program but need to raise your GPA first — this type of admission is for you.

Apply now

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

Graduate
Graduate

If you’re applying to a graduate program, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution or a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.

Apply now

Have questions about the application process? The Office of Graduate Admissions can help.

International
International

You should apply as an international student if you are not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. You should also apply under this status if you have graduated from a secondary institution and completed pre-university educational curricula in your own country.

Please note:

Questions about the application process? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help.

The deadline for freshmen to apply for fall 2015 has passed; it was August 1.
The deadline for transfer students to apply for fall 2015 is Saturday, August 14.

Returning to WSU?

If you have previously enrolled at Wayne State University, please complete a Returning Student Record Update form in place of another Undergraduate Admissions application.

Guest and non-matriculating students must apply using the university application.

Application fee

You may pay the required $25 nonrefundable application fee by credit card online or by check mailed to: Wayne State University, P.O. Box 02759, Detroit, MI 48202.

The WSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepts fee waivers for the application fee for first-time freshmen and transfer students. The applying student’s high school guidance counselor must sign the university fee waiver prior to application submission at WSU. Transfer students may submit the NACAC Transfer Fee Waiver and must have attestation from a financial aid officer or staff member from their current or most recently attended college/university. Application fee waivers are subject to the approval of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are granted based upon evidence of financial need.

The following documents may also be used to waive the application fee:

  • ACT or SAT verification that a fee waiver was used to register for the test. These waivers are available only from a high school guidance office.
  • Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver form provided by NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling).

Please note that fee waivers are not accepted for guest, post-bachelor, international or non-matric applicants.