Wayne State University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to WSU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to WSU.

What are your chances at WSU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At WSU, 37.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Wayne State University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for WSU?

    WSU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of Some
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, WSU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    WSU requires a minimum of 24 credits.

    What are Wayne State University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down WSU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline August 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline December 15
    Spring Transfer Deadline April 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline April 1

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Wayne State University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to WSU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline August 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline May 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Wayne State University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, WSU received 4227 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 3731 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for WSU is 88.27%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into WSU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

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    Additionally, of the 3731 accepted transfer students, 1829 students enrolled - that means the yield was 49.02%.

    WSU accepts 89 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford WSU

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    What are the Wayne State University transfer GPA requirements?

    WSU requires a minimum college GPA of 2.5 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, WSU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

    Will you enjoy transferring to WSU?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to WSU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Detroit...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at WSU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to WSU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into WSU

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the WSU website for more info.
    WSU accepts 88.27% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into WSU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.36 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.49. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of WSU students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 503 640 571
    SAT Reading 480 620 550
    2018 Total SAT Score 983 1260 1121
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 19 26 22
    ACT Reading 20 27 23
    2018 Total ACT Score 39 53 46

    Wayne State University’s average SAT score is 1121. To be a competitive applicant for Wayne State University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at WSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to WSU, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to University of Illinois at Chicago
    Transfering to Illinois State University
    Transfering to Indiana University-Bloomington
    Transfering to Eastern Michigan University
    Transfering to Grand Valley State University