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Admission Policies

Q1: Can I find out if my student will be accepted before he applies?
No. We cannot do any pre-evaluations. Student must formally apply for admission and submit all required application materials.
Q2: Is admission guaranteed?

No. Admission is not guaranteed.

Q3: Can I email the application, transcripts, test scores, etc?

No, you cannot email them. However, you can submit them electronically (See Step 4 on How to Apply). Test scores must be sent directly to us from the examination company

Q4: Minimum GPA Required for Admission
Our minimum GPA requirement is not published.
Many factors are taken into consideration when a student applies.
Student must formally apply in order to know if he will be accepted
Q5: 3-Year Bachelor's Degrees

Money Matters

Q6: Waiver of Application Fee
Application fees cannot be waived for any reason. No exceptions.
 
Must be paid when the student applies -- even if currency exchange is difficult in your country.
 
Cannot be paid after the student gets admission or after the student arrives
Q7: Express Mail Fee
Undergraduate or Intensive English: We offer three Service Levels. We recommend that you use Standard or Premium Level Service since DHL is included in the price.
 
Graduate: US$60 Express Mail Fee must be paid.
Q8: How to Pay the Application Fee
Undergraduate or Intensive English: How to Pay Paying by credit card when applying online for the student is recommended.
 
Graduate: US$75 How to Pay
Q9: Bank Statements
Undergraduate or Intensive English: Our Certification of Financial Support Form AND Bank statements must be submitted with ALL applications.
 
Graduate: The Graduate Certification of Financial Support Form must be submitted with ALL graduate applications instructions are on the form.
Students will NOT be considered for admission until the appropriate Certification of Financial Support Form is completed.
Q10: Estimated Costs
Q11: Amount to Show Embassy
Undergraduate or Intensive English: See the amount shown on our Certification of Financial Support Form
 
Graduate: See the amount shown on the Graduate Certification of Financial Support Form
Q12: Enrollment Deposit or Payment of Tuition Before Arrival
Not required (except for Nigerian applicants)
 
If desired, students may pay tuition in advance to make it easier to get a visa. This is not required so the student may choose the amount to pay. How to Pay
 
Except for Nigerian applicants, agents should not encourage students to pay tuition in advance unless the student wants to pay.
Refunds of Advanced Tuition
Q13: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Undergraduate: 
Global Select Scholarships with 36% Tuition Discount!!

Intensive English: Not available

Graduate: 
Q14: Working On Campus or Off Campus
Undergraduate or Intensive English: View Information
Graduate: Assistantships
Q15: Paying Tuition by Installment

Not required to pay all tuition in one large payment. May pay tuition in smaller installments.

  • US$30 administrative fee. No interest is charged.
  • Cannot apply until after arriving in Wichita

Payment schedule:

  • Fall Semester: First payment due in August after selecting classes then September 15, October 15, and November 15.
  • Spring Semester: First payment due in January after selecting classes then February 15, March 15, and April 15.
  • Summer Session: First payment due in June after selecting classes then July 15

How much is each payment? Cannot be calculated until student arrives and selects classes.

Housing expenses are not included in Tuition Payment Plan.

View Details 

Q17: SEVIS Fee
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires people who want F-1 or J-1 visas to pay a one-time SEVIS Fee before applying for a visa. The SEVIS Fee for F-1 visas is $200. The SEVIS fee for J-1 visas is $180. This is in addition to the normal visa processing fee of US$160. The SEVIS fee helps to pay for SEVIS (Student and Exchange Information System) that U.S. schools use to issue I-20 forms.
View Details about SEVIS Fee

Submitting an Application

Q19: How do I apply for my student?
Undergraduate or Intensive English:
Steps to Apply Please note that students may apply for undergraduate, Intensive English, or both using one application -- and pay only one application fee.
Graduate: Students must:
And
2) Submit all materials required for the student's major (such as letters of recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, etc).
Q21: Should I use a paper application or apply online?
Undergraduate or Intensive English:
Graduate:
Most agents apply online but some prefer to submit a paper application. The decision is up to you. Whether you apply online or submit a paper application, all graduate application materials must be posted to the Graduate School. The Graduate School does not accept the electronic submission of application materials.
Q22: Next Intake (Start Date) and Deadlines
Undergraduate or Intensive English:

We have three different options, please view Intakes and Deadlines

Graduate:
Please visit graduate school's page for Intakes and Deadlines
Q24: Letters of Recommendation
Q25: Has the application I sent arrived?
Undergraduate and Intensive English Applications:
 
  1. All incoming mail and express shipments go to the University's Post Office. If you track your shipment and see that the package arrived and was signed for, you will see the name of the employee in the University's Post Office that signed for the shipment.
  2. We receive the shipment in our office the next business day.
  3. We enter the contents of the shipment into our computer system. Depending on our volume of applications, this can a day or two.
  4. After the above is complete, you will be sent an automated email message to notify you that the application materials have arrived and have been entered into our computer system.
  5. The application materials that you sent will then be given to an Admissions Officer for review. Processing time depends on the Service Level you paid for.
Graduate Applications:
  1. The Graduate School will send you an email after they have had the opportunity to review the student's application, which can sometimes be a few weeks during peak application times.
  2. The Graduate School does not send out automated email notifications whenever application materials arrive.
Q26: I-20 Processing Times
Undergraduate or Intensive English: Processing times vary depending on the Service Level you paid for.
 
Graduate: May take two months or more depending on the Graduate School's volume of applications. Graduate applications CANNOT be expedited.

Conditional Admission & Test Scores

Q27: Conditional Admission
  • Available for all majors (both undergraduate and graduate)
  • Student must meet our academic requirements for admission
  • Due to a change in federal law, conditional I-20s are issued for Intensive English and not the student's academic major.
Undergraduate
If granted Conditional Admission, student must sit for the English Proficiency Exam (EPE) after arrival in Wichita. If the student passes, he will begin full-time academic study in his major. If he fails, he must study in Intensive English until he meets the undergraduate English requirement. Undergraduate English Requirement
 
Graduate:
If the student has not met our English requirement, he MUST apply for both graduate admission AND to Intensive English. No I-20 will be issued until:

1) The student submits the required TOEFL or IELTS score
OR
2) The student applies to Intensive English. How to Apply to Intensive English. The I-20 that is issued will be for Intensive English. Must meet our English requirement before beginning graduate classes.

If the GMAT or GRE is required for admission, official scores must be submitted before an admission is made.
Q28: TOEFL and IELTS Requirement
Undergraduate:
Graduate:
Q29: Exceptions to English Requirement
No exceptions are granted to our English requirement -- even if the student has studied in a country where English is widely spoken or in a school where the medium of instruction was English.
Q30: Do students have to apply to your ESL program?
Undergraduate:

If the student has met the undergraduate English requirement, he does not need to apply to Intensive English. However, if the student has not met the English requirement, he is not required to apply to Intensive English unless the student wants to. If the student has not met our English requirement by the time he arrives in Wichita, we will test his English before he begins classes. If he passes our English test, he will begin full-time study in his academic major. If he fails, he will be required to study in Intensive English.

Graduate:

If the student has met the graduate English requirement, he does not need to apply to Intensive English. However, if the student has not met the English Requirement at the time they apply for graduate admission, the student should apply for Intensive English as well. The Graduate School will not issue and I-20 until:

1) The student submits the required TOEFL or IELTS score

OR

2) The student applies to Intensive English. How to Apply to Intensive English

Q31: How long must my student study in your English program?
For students who HAVE MET our English requirement:
Study in our ESL program is not required.
 
For students who HAVE NOT MET our English requirement:
  • Length of study in our ESL program varies from student-to-student
  • Depends on the student's English ability when he begins, how quickly he learns English, and how hard he studies
  • English tested after arrival
Q32: GMAT
MBA Program: Typically required when the student applies. Our admission policy regarding Conditional Admission applies to TOEFL or IELTS scores only -- not the GMAT, GRE, or other test scores. MBA Admission Requirements
 
Master of Accountancy: Required when the student applies. No exceptions. Our admission policy regarding Conditional Admission applies to TOEFL or IELTS scores only -- not the GMAT, GRE, or other test scores.
Admission Requirement for Accountancy
 
Master of Arts in Economics: GMAT/GRE is not required.
Admission Requirement for Economics
 
All Other Majors: GMAT is not required.
Q33: GRE
Required for some graduate programs in order to apply for admission.
Admission Requirements by Major
Q34: SAT or ACT
Not required to apply but is an option for Freshman Admission.
International Admission Requirements
Q35: Can agents send test scores?
No, all test scores must be sent to Wichita State directly from the testing company

After Admission


Q36: Applying to Live On-Campus

On-Campus housing is not available for married students or students with children. Married students or students with children will need to find suitable housing off-campus. All other students, however, are encouraged to live in one of our residence halls. Housing Information for International Students

Q37: Freshmen Must Live On-Campus
Students are required to live on-campus unless they:
Q38: Homestays
Not available
Q39: SEVIS Fee

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires people who want F-1 or J-1 visas to pay a one-time SEVIS Fee before applying for a visa. The SEVIS Fee for F-1 visas is $200. The SEVIS fee for J-1 visas is $180. This is in addition to the normal visa processing fee of US$160. The SEVIS fee helps to pay for SEVIS (Student and Exchange Information System) that U.S. schools use to issue I-20 forms.

How to Pay SEVIS Fee

Q40: Pre-Departure Information

When to arrive, how to apply for a visa, opening a bank account, how to pay tuition after arrival, and more. Learn More

We pick up all new students from the airport for free. please fill out the the arrival information form.

Request Airport Pickup

Q42: How to Request Readmission and Get a New I-20

Student wants to defer the admission to a different intake, he/she needs to request Readmission

Agent Policies and Commissions

Q43: How to Become our Agent

Wichita State University appreciates the hard work that agents and counselors do to provide information to interested students. If you would like to become one of our official agents, please do the following:

Apply to be An Official Agent

Q44: Commissions
We pay commissions (however, we call them "Service Fees")

We will follow the payment schedule and amount listed in our Guidelines for Agents (see Items #16 - #19). 

Q45: Guidelines for Agents
Commissions (Service Fees), Code of Conduct, Expectations, and more. Learn More
Q46: Can I be your exclusive agent?
No, we cannot authorize any agent to be our sole representative in a particular city or country.
Q47: Request More Brochures
Send an email to agents@wichita.edu and let us know:
  • Your agency name
  • Mailing address for express mail shipments
  • Telephone number (needed for express mail shipments)
  • The number of undergraduate brochures and applications you need
  • The number of graduate brochures and applications you need