If you want to apply to WCSU, the fee for the application is $50.
Here's an overiew of some of WCSU's admissions stats.
|WCSU 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||66%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||6%|
These are the application deadlines for Western Connecticut State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
WCSU does not offer early decision or early action.
WCSU is a moderately difficult school to get into. WCSU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, WCSU accepted 81% of students, about 4,188 from 5,189 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like WCSU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to educational achievement program is program not difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
WCSU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by WCSU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with WCSU for more information on admission factors.
To apply to WCSU, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with WCSU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to WCSU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
WCSU looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
WCSU is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 66% of WCSU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of WCSU students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of WCSU students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
To be most competitive at WCSU, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for WCSU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for WCSU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to WCSU. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in WCSU during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to WCSU?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to WCSU.
Does WCSU accept transfer credits?
✅ WCSU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. WCSU accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does WCSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ WCSU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to WCSU?
❌ No, WCSU is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is WCSU's acceptance rate?
✅ WCSU has an acceptance rate of 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at WCSU?
❌ WCSU does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into WCSU? WCSU is a somewhat selective institution. The WCSU acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WCSU is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WCSU is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At WCSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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