If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. WPI accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, WPI has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 87% of students who start college at WPI finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
WPI offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: WPI may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
WPI does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with WPI directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, WPI students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at WPI.
Student Designed Majors
WPI allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at WPI
WPI offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ WPI does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ WPI has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ WPI offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ WPI does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ WPI studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While WPI does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the George C. Gordon Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
WPI does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does WPI have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
WPI has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at WPI include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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