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Filing of Credentials

Applicants should take proper steps to ensure that their credentials are sent to the Office of Admissions as early as possible, preferably not less than thirty (30) days before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll. Applicants may apply to enter the College at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. Admissions personnel carefully review the academic qualifications of each applicant to admit students who have the potential for further academic achievement and growth.

Orientation, Registration, and the Opening of the Semester

All newly admitted students are expected to attend Orientation. Placement testing in English and Mathematics is required for all students. These tests are designed as aids for academic advising and scheduling. Students who fail to show proficiency in these academic areas will be assigned to tutorial labs for enhancement of skills. Additionally, students are required to adhere to the Wilberforce University Student Contract that will be issued by the Office of Admissions.

The College gives credit for satisfactory completion of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advance Placement (AP) courses, and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam. Students should consult their high school counselor for further testing information. The College does honor the College Board Application Fee Waiver Form if properly signed. The College will accept military service credit (Form DD-214, DD-295 or Army/ACE Registry transcript). These forms are to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar where credit will be awarded in accordance with recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE). The credits recommended for acceptance should be at the basic level and applicable to the student’s declared major or applicable to the elective hours prescribed within the student’s designated program of study. An immunization record for each admitted student is required by the law to be on file at Wilberforce University prior to registration.

The College reserves the right to cancel admission offers to students whose enrollment fee or immunization records are not received at Wilberforce University by the enrollment fee deadline date. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they were admitted will have their offer of admission cancelled. A written request for consideration for a different semester must be sent to the Office of Admissions and dated for that semester. The Vice President for Academic Affairs must approve any exception to college admission requirements. Any student who supplies false or misleading information or who conceals pertinent facts in order to enroll in Wilberforce University will be subject to immediate dismissal from the College.

Space limitation or budgetary constraints may restrict admission in a given year. This may require the adjustment of minimum requirements or the establishment of earlier application deadlines. The College reserves the right to adjust application deadlines according to enrollment needs.

Submission of Application

Inquiries and applications for admission should be made to the Office of Admissions, 1055 N. Bickett Rd. P.O. Box 1001, Wilberforce, OH 45384 – 1001. A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 is required. The College does honor the College Board Application Fee Waiver Form if properly signed.

Application Deadline

The recommended deadlines for submitting the application for admission is May 1 for the Fall semester and November for the Spring semester. Applications received after these dates will be honored on a day-to-day basis as long as classroom space is available.

International students on non-immigrant visas are required to submit the application six (6) months prior to the date of registration for the entering semester. It is recommended that international students plan to begin their studies in the fall semester.

Supporting Documentation

  1. To be considered official, all transcripts from high school and/or college must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the sending institutions.
  2. SAT or ACT scores should be official reports sent directly from the testing agency. The College’s CEEB code for the SAT report is 5367; the code for the ACT report is 3120. Official scores listed on high school transcripts and reports received from students may be utilized for admission consideration.
  3. The submission of a final or complete transcript from the last school attended is the responsibility of the student. Thus, the College reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if the applicant fails to satisfy all requirements prior to the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. Students who have not fulfilled minimum admission requirements will be withdrawn from the College.

Notice of Admission and Confirmation

The College practices “rolling admissions”; therefore, decisions are made as soon as a file is complete. Students approved for admission are sent an “Offer Packet.” Students offered admission for fall semester must indicate their acceptance by May 1. Failure to comply with the deadline may adversely affect the candidate’s reserved space. Persons who are not approved for admission will also be notified in writing on a timely basis.

Prior to registration for each semester, the final official high school transcript showing the date of graduation must have been received for all new freshmen in the Registrar’s Office, and the final official college transcript must have been received for all transfer students in the Registrar’s Office. In addition, the Health Form must be completed by the student’s physician and returned, along with a copy of his or her Immunization Record, to the Director of Health Service. North Carolina law requires the College to suspend students who have not satisfied immunization requirements within 30 days from the beginning of classes for that semester. An immunization record copy from the student’s high school is acceptable.

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