NOTE: This is a complex, challenging, and fluid situation which continues to evolve rapidly. All information on these pages is subject to change as deemed necessary by University leadership in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.
Frequently Asked Questions
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While in-person campus visits and events are currently paused, prospective students are able to connect with us virtually by going to wichita.edu/visit and selecting “Virtual campus visits” for more information.
Wichita State University is open with limited operations on campus. Staff members are working remotely and available to assist students via phone or email. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-978-3085 if you have questions. Or, find your admissions rep by visiting wichita.edu/admissionsstaff.
High school transcripts are not required for a student to be admitted to Wichita State. Students have the option to self-report their grades and test scores. A final high school transcript confirming graduation is required by the end of the first semester of enrollment.
This will not impact your admission or your ability to be admitted to Wichita State.
Switching to a pass/fail system for a semester will not impact your ability to be admitted to Wichita State.
Switching to a credit/no credit system for a semester will not impact your ability to be admitted to Wichita State.
Many colleges and universities have an option to request and send transcripts electronically. If this is not an option at your college or university, please contact us at email@example.com or 316-978-3085.
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No – be aware that this acceptance date is not a contract or guarantee that you will attend; merely a tool allowing us to prepare for your award. If you are still considering WSU, go ahead and accept the award; it can always be declined at a later date.
This is yet to be determined.
No – merit scholarships are not need-based. They are awarded strictly on academic merit. If you are experiencing additional hardships due to the pandemic, contact the Office of Financial Aid for possible adjustments to your federal aid application (FAFSA).
If you are experiencing additional hardships due to the pandemic, contact the Office of Financial Aid for possible adjustments to your federal aid application (FAFSA).
No – part of the award calculation is a test score. If you have not yet taken a national test (ACT/SAT), you can plan on taking the September test. Test availability and its effect on our merit process have yet to be determined.
You are welcome to reach out to your academic college to see if they will consider a late application. The merit scholarship process was complete before the pandemic and will not be extended.
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Yes, room selection has been paused for at least two weeks. To see the updated timeline, please go the Housing Timeline webpage.
This is still to be determined at this point.
The exemption process will remain the same. We won’t house students in the residence halls unless it’s safe. Students who are concerned can fill out an exemption request and go through the appeals process.
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Yes! We are still hosting orientation this summer. We are looking at all possible options including hybrid, online and in-person. Please continue to sign-up and check for updates at wichita.edu/orientation.
We will post updates at wichita.edu/orientation when we have made final decisions about how programs and information will be delivered. We will follow university, city, county, state and federal restrictions on in-person gatherings. The office of First-Year Programs in Student Success will be in contact via email and phone for those who have placed RSVPs to communicate options. Those who would be making travel arrangements to attend a program in person should suspend those arrangements until we are in communication.
We will update wichita.edu/orientation when fee decisions have been made.