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A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Shocker

Need to know what to do next in the application and enrollment process? The Office of Admissions has you covered! Follow these helpful steps to becoming a member of Shocker Nation!


The Shocker Experience

A broad look at the unique amenities, activities, programs and culture students can expect on the Wichita State campus.
Shockers participating in Clash 2023.

Every year kicks off with Clash of the Colleges - a tradition steeped in friendly rivalry and fun between Shockers. From a students perspective, it is one of the biggest events of the year.

Wichita State fans at Charles Koch Arena.

The Shockers possess premier NCAA D1 athletic programs and facilities perfect for a great fan experience. Students receive free tickets to home athletic events and can expect plenty to cheer for.

USAF Wichita State student.

Wichita State has been recognized in the past as being one of the top Military and Veteran friendly campuses in the United States. Here are some of the resources available to active duty, Veteran and dependents.

Wichita State Fine Arts students during Clash of the Colleges 2022.

As the state's most diverse university, Wichita State aims to ensure that each member of the Shocker community has full opportunity to thrive. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key for educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

Humans of Wichita State

Bios of current Shocker students and their experiences.
Audrey Menzies, 2022 Gore Scholar

The Distinguished Scholarship Invitational is one of Kansas' most prestigious annual scholarship events. One of three 2022 Gore Scholars, Audrey Menzies reflects on the competition.

Alexander DeWerff

Alexander received a quality education through WSU's aerospace engineering program by staying close to home. He was able to manage his commitments while being a leader on campus.

Taís Solis

Taís is the first of her family to graduate college and is set to help more first generation students reach their goals. She is a member of the Office of Admission's Transfer Team.

Joss Bathke

Joss found several opportunities to flourish at Wichita State - including his time studying abroad. While it was challenging, he uses his experiences to overcome hurldes in everyday life.

Tips and Guides

Helpful lists, guides, and "How-Tos" designed to make the process of becoming a Shocker as easy and seamless as possible.
Kylie Johnson, OneStop associate director, assists a student with applying to Wichita State.

There are a large amount of dates incoming college students need to know in order to be prepared for scholarships, financial aid, and housing. We have a handy list of the most important deadlines to be aware of before freshman year hits.

Applying to Wichita State.

Fall is the time for back-to-school, high school football and, more importantly, deadlines for college. These tools can help keep track of important scholarship details.

Wichita State graduates.

Earning a degree is a huge investment and one that should not be taken lightly. It begs the question - is it worth the return?

Students during the first day of classes.

From a Shocker grad, here are the best tips for navigating the first day of classes at Wichita State. From making sure you know where to park, to meeting new people, this guide is here to help new students find comfort on campus.


Posts highlighting the best parts and hidden gems of Kansas' largest city.
Students enjoying Wichita State's hammock lounge.

Everyone needs some R & R now and then. One of Wichita State's most popular relaxation destination is its outdoor hammock lounge - a peaceful, free escape for Shockers.

The Redbud Trail just south of Wichita State's campus.

Running just south of Wichita State's main campus, the Redbud Trail's 16-mile-long pathway is a great resource for those wanting to get fresh air. The Redbud is also an important connecter to Wichita's trail system.

Wichita State baseball at Riverfront Stadium in downtown Wichita.

Wichita offers plenty of outdoor events in the spring for people to enjoy the weather. Here are just a few popular happenings in the ICT.

Looking west on Douglas Avenue in downtown Wichita.

Compared to to other regional metro areas, Wichita is an affordable option to both live and go to college. Students who live in surrounding metro areas also benefit from receiving in-state tuition rates at Wichita State University.

For the Foodies

Food reviews of all the diverse cuisine offerings available on and around campus.
Kebabs at Sesame.

Sesame's second location makes Wichita State's Braeburn Square a must-go for foodies. With mouthwatering Mediterranean meals, Sesame makes for an excellent choice.

Paradise Donuts.

Sweet tooths of Wichita unite! The ICT is no stranger to serving up one of Amercia's most popular pastries. The local donut scene is full of both unique flavors and timeless classics.

ICTea boba.

Boba "Bubble" Tea originated in East Asia and has swept through the U.S., including Wichita. Here are a few favorite local spots to grab a refreshing, bubbly drink.

Tera Park and Mandy Harmon enjoying Freddy's in the RSC.

The Rhatigan Student Center hosts a variety of eateries, including Wichita's very own Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. This has proven to be a perfect spot for burgers, fries, and a sweet afternoon treat for students and staff alike.

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