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Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate Admission Process

Traditional Programs:

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible after they have completed their junior year of high school. Students will be notified of an admissions decision shortly after all application materials are received.

Students requesting to transfer to William Woods University may do so if the student is in good academic standing at another accredited college or university. An official transcript from every institution attended is required. Applicants are asked to submit official high school transcripts with ACT or SAT results for class placement only.

Students may apply online or through the mail.

To be considered for admission to study at William Woods, students must submit the documents listed below:

·A completed admissions application form, and

·Official high school transcript(s)

·SAT or ACT scores

·Transfer students should send college transcripts from each institution attended, as well as official high school transcripts.

        Please note: letters of recommendation and interviews are not required for admission.

Online Degree Programs:

To be considered for admission to Regular or Special Standing, a prospective student must submit a complete application for admission. A complete application for admission consists of the following:

  • A completed Admissions Application form, and

  • Official transcripts from all high schools (and GED, if applicable) and undergraduate institutions the student attended.

  • 25 transferable credit hours (Degree Completion Programs only).

Levels of Admission

Students admitted to undergraduate study at William Woods University are admitted in one of two classifications.

Regular: A student who has satisfied all requirements and prerequisites for admission to the College degree completion program.

Special: A student who holds a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and who intends to enroll for a specific course or courses; or, a student otherwise qualified for admission who intends to enroll for a course with no intention of completing a degree; or, a student intending to qualify for Regular standing who has yet to complete the application process but who documents prior baccalaureate work and qualifying grade point average from a regionally accredited institution.

International applicants seeking admission to William Woods should review the policy below:


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