Admissions FAQs

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
  • High School Transcript

Students MAY also submit:

  • Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT). Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT scores, or showcase their individual strengths in other ways. If you decide to submit your official SAT/ACT scores, our SAT school code is 005533 and our ACT school code is 3136.
  • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents.

Can I round up when entering my grades or GPA?

No, you should not round up; you are expected to submit your unweighted GPA as it appears on your high school transcript.

How will my application for acceptance be reviewed without a SAT or ACT score?

We will review other parts of your application such as the strength of your academic program. The level of rigor in the courses you have taken is a core component of our review process. We also consider GPA, personal qualifications, short answer questions, co-curricular activities, community involvement, and overall potential for success.

What high school courses are required to be considered for admissions?

High School students must complete the following:

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

I’ve taken AP/IB/ College Courses? Will they be considered for admissions?

Yes, in fact taking these rigorous courses greatly strengthens your application for admission! After admission, courses and exams will be reviewed for college credit. Exam scores 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. You are technically considered a freshman with advanced standing. Even though you have college credits, you will be required to fulfill our first-year seminar.

When and how do I submit my FAFSA?

The federal government typically releases the FAFSA Oct. 1 of the student’s senior year. Access the FAFSA.

William Peace’s School Code is 002953

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. Find more information on the Scholarships page.

After I submit my application, when am I notified of my admissions decision?

Once we receive all your application documents, we typically render a decision in 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions about the process, please contact your admissions counselor for help. 

What are your admissions requirements?

WPU strives to be holistic and inclusive of student strengths and accomplishments, not just academic achievement. However, we generally require a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If you are not sure, we encourage you to apply, and our counselors can assist you. We also offer the following programs to students who may not be admissable but show potential:

Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP)
Students will be offered admission for the following spring term, provided they enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall, take a minimum of 12 credit hours, and be maintaining a 2.0 GPA at mid-year.  

Guaranteed Transfer Program (GTP)
Students will be offered admission for the following fall term, provided they enroll in an accredited college or university for the following academic year, take a minimum of 12 credit hours/semester, and maintain a 2.0 overall GPA.

I’ve had disciplinary action in high school, can I still apply and be considered?

Yes. You will need to include documentation of the incident, resolution, and a personal statement. Please contact your 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, that 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 from any and all school(s) attended. You do not need to request a transcript from William Peace; we will provide it for you. 

When is the application deadline?

WPU offers rolling admissions meaning we accept applications throughout the year; however, we encourage applications by August 1 for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term.

What is required to be considered for admissions?

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

Completed Application

Completed Application

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
  • Official College Transcript(s) from all attended College(s)
  • Official High School Transcript

Optional

  • Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT)
  • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents

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, to qualify for transfer merit-based scholarships, students must have completed at least 12 college credit hours. If you have not earned 12 credit hours, you will be considered for freshman merit-based scholarships.

When do I find out how many of my classes transfer?

Anytime — even before you apply! We are happy to provide you with that important information. Contact us at admissions@peace.edu.

We will complete an official review of your college courses after you have been admitted and submitted the enrollment deposit.

Are scholarships available for transfer students?

Yes! We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $16,000. Our Financial Aid Office may also award need-based aid based on the FAFSA. Find more scholarship information.

After I submit my application, when am I notified of my admissions decision?

Once we receive all your application documents, we typically render a decision in 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions about the process, please contact your admissions counselor for help. 

I’ve had disciplinary action in high school, can I still apply and be considered?

Yes. You will need to include documentation of the incident, resolution, and a personal statement. Please contact your 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, that 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 from 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. Your application will require an official transcript(s) from every college you attended.

What is required to be considered for admission to WPU?

  • Completed Application
  • Official Translated (if from a non-English speaking country) and Evaluated High School Transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL internet-based score of 80 (550 on the written TOEFL) or SAT of 1000 or ACT of 22

Optional

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

When is the application deadline?

November 1 for Fall and March 1 for Spring

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 US federal grants or loans. 

I already live in the US, but I’m not a US Citizen. Am I an international student?

Regardless of where you reside, you are considered an international student if you are studying on an F1 VISA. 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 admission decision?

Once we receive your completed application and all supporting documents, you will be notified within two weeks.

When do I get my Visa?

After you have been admitted, you will submit your enrollment deposit. We then issue you an I-20. Take that to your Embassy to pursue your VISA.

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