Prospective Students/Graduate Admissions FAQ
At minimum, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Most graduate programs also have their own set of admissions criteria, such as standardized test scores.
I am in the process of sending off my test scores and it is asking for a school code. What is the school code?
If you are sending your GRE test scores the school code is 5909. If you are sending your MAT test scores the school code is 2661.
No. If the program to which you are applying requires a test score, the scores must not be older than 5 years.
Prerequisite course information is program specific information. This information will normally not be found on the Graduate School's website. However, this information may be found on the graduate program website, graduate program brochure, and in the Graduate Catalog.
You must first decide which program is of interest and must ascertain if the program is degree-seeking, post-baccalaureate, licensure or certificate, and the admissions requirements. This information is found on the Graduate and professional and program specific web sites.
Official transcripts contain the official seal of the university previously attended mailed in a sealed stamped envelope. Unofficial transcripts are copies requested by a student with no official seal.
I'm considering transferring from another university to complete my graduate work at WSSU. Will all my classes transfer?
Up to six (6) credit hours may be transferred in; however, this is at the discretion of the Graduate Program.
I have completed course work at WSSU in the past. Do I need official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions at WSSU?
Your documents are filed temporarily and will be matched with your application once it is submitted. Admission documents are held up to one year only, with the exception of the GRE which will be held five years. If the credentials are sent after your application, they will be matched to your file. We do ask, however, that you try to submit all required credentials in a complete packet.
Tuition and fee schedules change annually. Updated information can be found on the Student Accounts website.
Your financial support documents are not required in order for us to make an admission decision. Your application will be reviewed with or without your financial documents. You may submit them after you receive notice of admission, if you wish. However, and I-20 cannot be issued for any admitted student until we have received his or her valid financial support documents.
Since this is a program specific requirement, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator of the program you are applying to.
Please send your official GRE, GMAT and TOEFL scores to the Office of Admissions.
An I-20 can be issued only after 1) you have submitted all of your required application materials, including valid financial support documents, and 2) you have been officially admitted. Once you are admitted, your I-20 will typically be mailed to you. When it is mailed, you will receive an email notifying you of your SEVIS number and tracking number.
I sent you all of my documents but the online application status check says you didn't get them. Why?
Applicants should allow five days from the time we receive your mailed application and/or supporting documents for your status to update online. We will notify you in the event that your application is incomplete or further action is required of you.
Scanned, faxed, or photocopied documents are not considered valid for admission consideration. Personal statements/essays can be emailed to our office; they can be sent as an email attachment. Personal statements/essays can also be submitted through the online application form or by paper copy mailed to the office along with other application materials.
I sent you all of my documents. However, I recently received a missing document letter from your office. Why?
There may be some delay in processing all documents if they are not sent in as a complete packet. It is better to send a complete packet rather than sending in separate documents. Separate documents are matched to existing applications. This may take longer.
You must wait one year before reapplying.
Yes. Your application fee is only good for one year.
Yes. It is mandatory for all new graduate students.
Perhaps the missing document letter was sent before all of your documents were received by the Office of Admissions. To double check before resubmitting, check your application status online.
Please check with the Graduate Program Coordinator to see if the request has been approved or denied.
I applied for admission last year and would like to apply for admission this year. What steps should I take?
Complete an application for admission for the current year in which you wish to enter and pay the non-refundable application fee.
Please contact the office of admissions.
As soon as you have been advised by your Graduate Program Coordinator as to what classes to take, you will be permitted to register.
Contact the university to see when and if your transcripts were mailed.
Your Banner ID will be included in the letter of admission.