The high school guest program offers a special opportunity for academically talented high school students to take college courses at WSU before high school graduation and earn full college credit.


  • Achieve a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75, and
  • Be a high school sophomore, junior, senior or freshman with a gifted IEP, and
  • Achieve a minimum college GPA of 2.00 (for future guest semesters), or
  • Have permission from a high school official and parent / guardian
  • High School Guests may take up to six credit hours each semester

Requirements for new High School Guests 

Requirements for returning High School Guests

Students must apply for each semester they want to attend as a high school guest.

High School Guests who want to earn their degree from Wichita State

Were you enrolled at Wichita State and in high school at the same time, and you want to pursue your degree at Wichita State? You will need to:

  • reapply for admission as a degree-bound student at
  • pay the $40 application fee
  • send official transcripts for any colleges you have previously attended, so we can update your file


Exceptions may be requested by a high school counselor for students who do not meet these requirements. Students wishing to take more than six (6) hours must seek permission from the Office of Admissions. To request an exception, students must submit the High School Guest Exceptions form (PDF) and a copy of their current class schedule.


High School Guests are not eligible for financial aid. Guest students pay full undergraduate tuition and fees.

View tuition and fee information


Admission Deadlines

The Admission deadline for High School guest students will be approximately one week prior to the first day of classes for each semester.

Spring Deadline

Jan. 10

Summer Deadline

May 29

Fall Deadline

Aug. 25

International Students

Students wishing to participate in the High School Guest Program who are in the United States as part of a Foreign Exchange Program must be admitted through the Office of International Admissions. These students will have different requirements and deadlines. Please contact Michelle Barger, associate director, Office of International Admissions directly at or 316-978-3232.

Guest Student Resources