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William Peace University acknowledges that each prospective student is an individual. The University takes a holistic approach to admission, considering each application as it is submitted throughout the academic year. Applications for full-time undergraduate students are accepted on a rolling basis and decisions are made when applications are complete. A candidate for admission to William Peace University must submit entrance credentials indicating evidence of graduation from a secondary school or other successful experiences that demonstrate the student’s ability to make satisfactory progress at William Peace University.  Further consideration will be given to an applicant’s personal qualifications, co-curricular activities, community involvement, and overall potential for success.

FAQs

First Time In College

  • When is the application deadline?
    WPU offers rolling admissions meaning we accept applications throughout a student’s senior year; however, we encourage an application by March 1 for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term.
  • What is required to be considered for admissions?
    In order to be considered for admissions a student must submit the following:

    • Completed Application
    • $35 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT)

    Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.

  • What high school courses are required to be considered for admissions?
    High School students must complete the following:

    1. English: 4 (four) units
    2. Math: 4 (four) units (Algebra I, II, Geometry, & Advanced Math)
    3. Science: 3 (three) units (2 (two) lab sciences)
    4. Social Science: 3 (three) units

  • I’ve taken AP/IB/College Courses? Will they be considered for admissions?
    Yes, AP/IB/College courses will always be considered for admission. After admission, courses and exams will be reviewed for college credit. Official transcripts are required in order to award college credit.
  • I’m a Dual Enrollment student do I still apply as a freshman?
    Yes. Even though you may be transferring up to an associate’s degree, this is the first time after high school that you are enrolling in college; therefore, you will still apply as a freshman or first year. You will not be required to take the same classes, but you will be required to fulfill our first year seminar.
  • Do you offer scholarships?
    Yes! We offer a variety of merit based scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $18,000. Merit based scholarships are awarded by admissions, but additional talent scholarships may be offered through your major or the Honors program.  Additional need-based scholarships are awarded by The Office of Financial Aid and are based on the FAFSA.  Yes!  We offer a variety of merit based scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $18,000.

    Merit based scholarships are awarded by admissions, but additional talent scholarships may be offered through your major or the Honors program.  Additional need-based scholarships are awarded by The Office of Financial Aid and are based on the FAFSA.  Scholarship information can be found at www.peace.edu/scholarships.

  • After I submit my application, when am I notified of my admissions decision?
    Once we receive your completed application and all supporting documents: application fee, official transcripts, and standardized test scores, you will be notified within one month.
  • When and how do I submit my FAFSA?
    The federal government typically releases the FAFSA Oct. 1st of the student’s senior year.  William Peace’s School Code is 002953. To access the FAFSA including directions on how to submit it, visit fafsa.ed.gov.
  • I’ve been in trouble. Can I still apply and be considered?
    Yes, depending on the severity of the incident. You will need to include documentation of the incident, resolution, and a personal statement. Please contact your personal admissions counselor to discuss details and specific documentation.
  • I want to take courses but not for credit, how do I apply?
    You will apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. Depending on the course you would like to take, you may need to submit a high school transcript and/or a college transcript proving the ability to comprehend and successfully complete the course. Be advised, Non-Degree seeking students enroll in less than 6 credit hours per semester and do not qualify for William Peace University provided financial aid.
  • I was a former William Peace student, how do I apply?
    You will apply as a Readmit Student. If you have enrolled in another college after William Peace, you will need to submit an official copy of your transcript for any and all school(s) attended. You do not need to request a transcript from William Peace; we will provide it for you.
  • I’ve been accepted, now what?
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! There is much to do, but we have created a page just for you outlining your next steps, www.peace.edu/accepted.

Transfer

  • When is the application deadline?
    WPU offers rolling admissions meaning we accept applications throughout the year; however, we encourage an application by August 1 for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term.
  • What is required to be considered for admissions?
    If you have attempted 12 credit hours or more of 100-level or higher coursework, we will need the following:

    • Completed Application
    • $35 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
    • Official College Transcript(s) from all attended College(s)
    • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.

    If you have attempted less than 12 credit hours of 100-level or higher coursework, we will need the following:

    • Completed Application
    • $35 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
    • Official College Transcript(s) from all attended College(s)
    • Official High School Transcript Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT)
    • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.

  • How many college credits do I have to take before I can transfer?
    You may apply as a transfer student with any college level courses; however, in order to be considered for merit based scholarships, transfer students must attempt a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • When do I find out how many of my classes transfer?
    You may contact the transfer admissions counselor and request an unofficial review of your courses at admissions@peace.edu. An official review of your college courses will be completed after the student has been admitted and submitted the enrollment deposit.
  • Are scholarships available for transfer students?
    Yes!  We offer a variety of merit based scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $14,000, and will be awarded by admissions. Additional need-based aid is awarded by The Office of Financial Aid and are based on the FAFSA.  Scholarship information can be found at www.peace.edu/scholarships.
  • I’m a high school student taking college courses, do I apply as a transfer?
    No. Even though you may be transferring up to an associate’s degree, this is the first time after high school that you are enrolling in college; therefore, you will still apply as a freshman or first year. You will not be required to take the same classes, but you will be required to fulfill our first year seminar.
  • After I submit my application, when am I notified of my admissions decision?
    Once we receive your completed application and all supporting documents: application fee, official transcripts, and standardized test scores, you will be notified within one month.
  • When and how do I submit my FAFSA?
    The federal government typically releases the FAFSA Oct. 1st of each year. William Peace’s School Code is 002953. To access the FAFSA including directions on how to submit it, visit fafsa.ed.gov.
  • I’ve been in trouble. Can I still apply and be considered?
    Yes, depending on the severity of the incident. You will need to include documentation of the incident, resolution, and a personal statement. Please contact your personal admissions counselor to discuss details and specific documentation.
  • I want to take courses but not for credit, how do I apply?
    You will apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. Depending on the course you would like to take, you may need to submit a high school transcript and/or a college transcript proving the ability to comprehend and successfully complete the course. Be advised, Non-Degree seeking students enroll in less than 6 credit hours per semester and do not qualify for William Peace University provided financial aid.
  • I was a former William Peace student, how do I apply?
    You will apply as a Readmit Student.  If you have enrolled in another college after William Peace, you will need to submit an official copy of your transcript for any and all school(s) attended. You do not need to request a transcript from William Peace; we will provide it for you.
  • I already have my bachelor’s degree and I am seeking a second undergraduate degree, do I apply as a transfer student?
    No, you will apply as a Second Undergraduate Degree seeking student. It will require an official transcript(s) from every college you attended.
  • I’ve been accepted, now what?
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! There is much to do, but we have created a page just for you outlining your next steps, www.peace.edu/accepted.

International

  • When is the application deadline?
    WPU offers rolling admissions meaning we accept applications throughout the year; however, in order to allow for federal processing and paperwork, we encourage an application by June 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term.
  • What is required to be considered for admissions?

    • Completed Application
    • $35 Application Fee Official Translated and Evaluated High School Transcript
    • Official Standardized Test Scores (ILETS or TOEFL)
    • Copy of your Visa and/or Passport
    • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.

  • Do I qualify for scholarships and financial aid?
    Yes! We offer a variety of merit based scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $18,000. Merit based scholarships are awarded by admissions, but additional talent scholarships may be offered through your major or the Honors program. International students may be eligible for need-based aid, but do not qualify for and US federal grants or loans.  Scholarship information can be found at www.peace.edu/scholarships.
  • I already live in the US, but I’m not a US Citizen- am I an International student?
    For scholarship and financial aid it is best that you apply as an international student; however, you may not be required to submit the same documents as an international student residing outside of the United States. Please contact us for specific instructions and requirements at admissions@peace.edu or 919.508.2000.
  • After I submit my application, when am I notified of my admissions decision?
    Once we receive your completed application and all supporting documents: application fee, official transcripts, and standardized test scores, you will be notified within one month.
  • When do I get my Visa?
    After you have been admitted and you have submitted your Non-refundable enrollment deposit, you will be required to provide a bank statement or official documentation stating financial support up to the full cost of attendance, currently $44,030 US Dollars.
  • I’ve been accepted, now what?
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! There is much to do, but we have created a page just for you outlining your next steps, www.peace.edu/accepted.

School of Professional Studies

  • What is the difference between a traditional student and SPS?
    SPS is an accelerated program that offers the option of evening courses and/or online courses, whereas the traditional student only takes courses on campus Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • When is the application deadline?
    As an accelerated program, there are a total of seven (7) start dates. It is recommended to apply no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
  • When do classes start?
    As an accelerated program, there are a total of seven (7) start dates. Typically, there are 2 in the fall semester, two in the spring, and two in the summer. Please contact admissions at gps@peace.edu or 919.508.2000 for the next start date.
  • What is required to be considered for admissions?
    We assess each student on their education background, so please contact your admissions counselor at gps@peace.edu or 919.508.2000 for your specific requirements. Typically, it is a high school transcript or GED if no college courses have been attempted, or an official transcript for all attended college(s). If a student has less than 12 transfer credits, a high school/GED and official college transcript is required.
  • I’ve taken college courses before, can they still count and when do I find out how many of my classes transfer?
    You make contact the transfer admissions counselor and request an unofficial review of your courses. An official review of your college courses will be completed after the student has deposited.
  • Do I qualify for scholarships?
    Currently SPS students do not qualify for merit based scholarships; however, financial aid is available for those that qualify through the FAFSA, including but not limited to the Pell Grant and the NC Need-Based Scholarship. For additional information, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at finaid@peace.edu or 919.508.2000.
  • After I submit my application, when am I notified of my admissions decision?
    Once we receive your completed application and all supporting documents and transcripts, you will be notified within two weeks of your completed application date.
  • When and how do I submit my FAFSA?
    The federal government typically releases the FAFSA Oct. 1st each year. William Peace’s School Code is 002953. To access the FAFSA including directions on how to submit it, visit fafsa.ed.gov.
  • I’ve been in trouble- can I still apply and be considered?
    Yes, depending on the severity of the incident. You will need to include documentation of the incident, resolution, and a personal statement. Please contact your personal admissions counselor to discuss details and specific documentation.
  • I want to take courses but not for credit, how do I apply?
    You will apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. Depending on the course you would like to take, you may need to submit a high school transcript and/or a college transcript proving the ability to comprehend and successfully complete the course. Be advised, Non-Degree seeking students enroll in less than six (6) credit hours per semester and do not qualify for William Peace University provided financial aid.
  • I was a former William Peace student, how do I apply?
    You will apply as a Readmit Student.  If you have enrolled in another college after William Peace, you will need to submit an official copy of your transcript for any and all school(s) attended. You do not need to request a transcript from William Peace; we will provide it for you.
  • I already have my bachelor’s degree, can I be in the SPS program?
    Absolutely, you will apply as a Second Undergraduate Degree seeking student. It will require an official transcript(s) from every college you attended.
  • I’ve been accepted, now what?
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! There is much to do, but we have created a page just for you outlining your next steps, www.peace.edu/accepted.