Admissions Requirements


WSSU will consider several aspects of your application in making our admission decision. Your academic performance from all institutions you have attended is the largest decision factor.

 Minimum Requirements for Admission Consideration

  • Meet Minimum Course Requirements (for applicants under the age of 24)
  • Graduated from an accredited high school or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or received an Adult High School Diploma
  • Eligibility to return to the last institution you attended
  • A cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all transferable work attempted from all institutions you have attended
  • Please note: Grades below a 'C' including 'C-' are not transferable
  • At least 24 semester hours of transferable college-level coursework, including:
    • At least 6 hours of college-level English
    • At least 3 hours of college-level mathematics

 Students Not Meeting MCR and GED Recipients

In the event that an applicant under the age of 24 does not meet Minimum Course Requirements or received a GED, the following requirements must be met in addition to the requirements outlined above:

  • 6 semester hours of college-level English
  • 6 semester hours of college-level mathematics
  • 6 semester hours of college-level science
  • 6 semester hours of college-level social science
  • 6 semester hours of college-level foreign language (must be taken in sequence)


Obtain an Associate of Arts or Science degree from a regionally accredited two-year institution. (Associate of Applied Science degrees do not fulfill Minimum Course Requirements.)


Earn a Transfer Core Diploma or Transfer Readiness Diploma from a North Carolina Community College.

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