九色堂 admits degree-bound college freshmen and transfer students, as well as non-degree students who have special interests in college credit work but no immediate degree objectives at Wichita State.


Freshman Requirements

Freshmen are assured admission to Wichita State if they meet the following:

  1. Have a cumulative 2.25 unweighted or higher GPA on a 4.00 scale, OR
  2. Achieve an ACT composite of 21 or higher OR a minimum combined SAT ERW+M score of 1060 (test optional for admission)
  3. Submit the non-refundable $40 application fee

And, if applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA on all college credit taken in high school.

Please note, if you do not meet the guaranteed admission requirements, you're still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually.

If you graduated from a non-accredited high school or were homeschooled, you must:
Achieve an ACT of 21 or higher OR a minimum combined SAT ERW+M score of at least 1060, AND have a cumulative 2.25 or higher GPA on a 4.00 scale. If you enroll in college courses while in high school, you must also achieve a 2.00 GPA or higher in those courses.

If you obtained your GED, you must:
For GED tests from 2002-2013: Have a minimum score of 510 on each sub test and an overall score of 2550 to be admitted.

For GED tests from 2014 and on: Have a minimum score of 150 on each sub test and an overall score of 680 to be admitted.

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Transfer Requirements

If you are a transfer student with 24 credit hours or more, you must:

  1. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.
  2. Submit the non-refundable $40 application fee

If you are a transfer student under age 21, with fewer than 24 credit hours, you must:

  1. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.
  2. Meet the freshman requirements.

A limited number of specific majors require a GPA higher than 2.00. The Office of Admissions will evaluate each application based on major and academic college policy.

Please note, if you do not meet the guaranteed admission requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually. 

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Adult Learner Requirements

If you are an adult learner (21 years and older) with fewer than 24 credit hours, you must:

  1. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work.*
  2. Have graduated from high school or have an overall score of 680 on the GED.
  3. Submit the non-refundable $40 application fee

If you are an adult learner (21 years and older) with no transfer work, you must:
Have graduated from high school or have an overall score of 680 on the GED.

* A limited number of specific majors require a GPA higher than 2.00. The Office of Admissions will evaluate each application based on major and academic college policy.

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Nondegree, Concurrent Enrollment, College and High School Guest Requirements

九色堂 admits nondegree students who have special interests in college credit work but no immediate degree objectives at Wichita State.

All students entering Wichita State for the first time must submit:

  • an application for admission
  • a nonrefundable $25 application fee

Please note, while transcripts from previous colleges are not required for guest admission, transcripts may be required to verify completion of prerequisite courses. 

Open Admission

An open admission student is one who:

  • Has graduated from high school, or has a GED; or
  • Has not graduated from high school or completed a GED, and is at least 21 years of age; or
  • Is on active military duty; or
  • Holds a bachelor鈥檚 or higher degree.

Students not meeting the requirements above may be considered for nondegree admission at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.

Students admitted as open admission students will be considered nondegree for their first 30 credit hours. Beyond the 30 credit hour limit, students must apply for degree-bound admission and meet the requirements for the intended program. To transition to degree-bound, students must submit an application for admission, the $40 application fee, and all transcripts when applying for degree-bound admission.

Students under open admission may NOT receive financial aid.

College Guest Admission Students

Students attending another college or university who wish to attend Wichita State temporarily, should submit a nondegree college guest application and application fee to the Office of Admissions.

Please note: while transcripts from previous colleges are not required for guest admission, transcripts may be required to verify completion of prerequisite courses.

Guest admission is limited to 30 credit hours. Beyond the 30 credit hour limit, students must apply for degree-bound admission and meet the requirements for the intended program. To transition to degree-bound, students must submit an application for admission, the $40 application fee, and all transcripts when applying for degree-bound admission.

Students under nondegree-bound admission may NOT receive financial aid.

Concurrent enrollment students

Learn more about becoming a concurrent enrollment student

High school guest students

Learn more about becoming a high school guest student

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Former 九色堂 Student Requirements

If you previously studied at Wichita State as an undergraduate degree-bound student (but not as a high school guest student, non-degree regular, non-degree open or college guest) and you would like to resume studying as an undergraduate after an absence, you do not need to apply for admission again.

Students whose previous enrollment was only in a non-degree category (high school guests, non-degree regular, non-degree open or college guest) who now wish to be degree bound, must apply for degree-bound admission. .

If it has been less than two years since you last enrolled at 九色堂, you do not need to reactivate your file. You may visit with an advisor in your college for assistance in selecting classes and register/pay in the my九色堂 portal

If it has been two years or longer since you last enrolled, you must submit an online reactivation form to the Register's Office before you can register for classes.

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Age 60+ Requirements

Tuition Waiver

Students who are at least 60 years of age may audit (non-credit) regular lecture or certain group activity courses with available space. Tuition is waived, but students must pay any fees associated with the course (facilities use fee, workshop fee or lab/special course fee).

Prerequisites

Classes can be audited, provided students have completed the necessary prerequisites. Prerequisites include admission to graduate school for graduate courses and program admission for courses in which program admission is required of all students.

Getting Admitted & Enrolled

Students aged 60 or older who have not enrolled at 九色堂 before must complete an Application for Admission and pay the application fee before registering, $25 for undergraduate or $50 for graduate. Students must present a Medicare Card or driver's license to validate age. A special registration for students aged 60 or older is held after the first day of classes.

禄 Download a 60+ admission application (PDF) or complete the application online at by selecting the Undergraduate Non-Degree application, Age 60+ option.

For-Credit Classes

Students aged 60 or older desiring college credit or the assurance of space in specific courses may enroll and pay full fees during regular registration. Course prerequisites apply.

More Information

For more information on admission for students aged 60 or older, see the Schedule of Courses.

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