Wayne State University

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How to apply

Ready to apply? Follow these instructions to submit your application to Wayne State.

Application checklist for incoming freshmen

  • Complete the appropriate undergraduate application online.
  • Ask your high school to mail an official copy of your transcript to our office. If your high school participates with Docufide by Parchment, you can request your transcripts to be sent to us online.
  • Expect to hear from us two to three weeks after submitting your application materials regarding any missing items and/or your admission status.

If you are applying to a major in music or dance, you also must schedule an audition with the department.

As you complete your application, do your best to select a prospective major. You won't actually declare your major at Wayne State until your second year.

Application deadlines

All application materials must be received by the dates below.

Domestic students are admitted on a rolling basis for each term prior to the start of classes.

International students:

August 1 - fall semester (Sept. - Dec.)
December 1 - winter semester (Jan. - April)
April 1 - spring/summer semesters (May - Aug.)