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“I would recommend WSU’s program above any other online programs I have researched or looked into. The instructors are of the highest quality, and for the most part, extremely willing to help dedicated students out in any way that they can. WSU’s Online Program, as well as the Online Advising Department are a couple of the best things to ever enter my life.”

-Chelsey Horney, BBA Online Student

 
 

 Wichita Sate Online FAQ

Below, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answer to your question, please contact us.

When are courses offered? When can I start?

Students in an online program will  follow the layout of the WSU Academic Calendar. The calendar is divided into three semesters. Fall and spring being 16 weeks long and summer semester being 8 weeks long. 

  • Undergraduate Studies: Students can choose which semester they would like to begin their program.
  • Graduate Studies: Please refer to the WSU Graduate School deadlines.

Please note that majority of courses are offered in Fall and Spring term.

How do I check my admission status?

Follow the steps listed in our OneStop page to find out your admission status.

How do I transfer my credits to WSU?

Wichita State University requires official transcripts from all accredited colleges/universities you have attended be sent to the University. We must have your complete academic record even if you withdrew from your classes at the previous college. Failure to provide all transcripts will prevent you from graduating, may stop you from enrolling in classes, and may make you ineligible for federal, state, or institutional financial aid/scholarships.

New or Transfer students, please mail official transcript(s) to:
Office of Admissions
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0124
(316) 978-3085
admissions@wichita.edu
 
Former or Current students, please mail official transcript(s) to:
Office of the Registrar
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0058
(316) 978-3055
academic.records@wichita.edu
 
Graduate students, please mail official transcript(s) to:
Graduate School
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0004
(316) 978-3095
grad.transcripts@wichita.edu

 

View: Transcript Procedures

How can I find courses offered online?

Use the Online Course Search Tool to view online courses.
1. Select the semester from the drop-down menu and click submit.
2. Apply filters, the screen will automatically populate.

Can I take online courses as an out-of-state student?

Yes, if you reside in a state where WSU has authorization to provide distance education.
Learn more about State Authorization requirements.

If you choose to enroll in a fully online program, you will recieve the in-state online tuition rate.

Can international students complete an online degree?

Because courses are fully online, international students requiring an F-1 visa are not eligible for online programs. F-1 students are allowed to generally take one online course per semester.

International students who are studying outside the United States need to talk to an online advisor about their plan of study prior to starting an online program.

If you are a student transferring credits from an international school, you will need to work closelye with the Office of International Education regarding the admissions process and transcript evaluations.

Do I need to reapply to WSU again if I previously attended WSU?

People last enrolled at WSU more than two years ago must have their status reactivated with the Office of the Registrar. Please follow the steps listed on the reactivation page. Once you have completed the reactivation process, please notify your online advisor

If you have an overdue balance at WSU, you will need pay your balance before you can register for courses. Please contact, Accounts Receivable.

 How does second bachelor's degree work online?

 Students who previously received a degree from a regionally accredited institution will not have to complete general education requirements. Students may receive a second bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University upon completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours in residence, provided that none of the 30 WSU credit hours is counted in the first degree and provided that all Wichita State, college and departmental graduation requirements are met. Details of requirements will be included in the student’s individualized plan of study that they create with their academic advisor. Students must comply with the policies regarding duplicate use of coursework outlined in the section on double majors.

 

If the student completed their first bachelor’s degree at WSU, the student will need to reactivate their account rather than reapply to the university.
View: Reactivation Process

What does regionally accredited mean?

 The United States Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation recognizes seven regional accrediting agencies. Accreditation is a process used by higher education to evaluate colleges, universities, and educational programs for quality and to assess their effort towards continues improvement. Wichita State University is a regionally accredited institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. To view WSU Accreditation please visit the webpage for the Office of Academic Affairs. Use the links below to search if the school you attended is regionally accredited.

 

The Higher Learning Commission
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Western Association Senior College and University Commission


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