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Freshmen

Admission Requirements

Here is what you need to know about becoming a Wildcat:

To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

High School Courses 

While students meeting the minimum state requirement for graduation from high school will be admitted, such students will be better prepared to succeed if they take a college preparatory curriculum in high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
Social Studies/History  3 units (years) 
Sciences  3 units (years) 
We also recommend additional courses in:
Foreign Language
Fine and Performing Arts
Computer Literacy 
 

Transcripts

High school seniors may apply for admission and send transcripts directly from their high school any time after completion of the sixth semester. A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted prior to the start of the semester for which admission is being sought. 

Test Scores

All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

The scores are not generally used in an admission evaluation, but rather to help determine which college courses students should take in their first year.

The ACT/SAT scores are used to determine academic scholarship eligibility and/or academic eligibility for intercollegiate athletics to meet NCAA requirements.

When should I take the test? Students should take one of these tests prior to April of their senior year in high school. 

What if I didn't take the test? If the student does not submit an ACT or SAT score, they must complete a COMPASS Math test to determine math placement prior to course enrollment.