First-Year Students

WPU is your home away from home, a dynamic and diverse learning community.

Congrats on taking the next big step in your life! Choosing a college or university and applying can feel overwhelming. Below, you’ll find ways to learn about WPU and information on how to apply.

Check out some of the reasons our students and faculty love WPU.

I want more information about WPU.

  • Programs/Majors
  • Costs and Financial Aid
    Cost and financial aid are critical when selecting a university. At WPU, many of our students pay as little as $20,000 per year.

    Tuition and Fees

    Nearly 100% of our students receive a scholarship, grant, or financial aid. We award these automatically when you apply and fill out the FAFSA.

    WPU Scholarships

  • How to Visit
    Experience WPU with a virual or in-person visit.

    Plan Your Visit

  • Contact Us
    Questions? Contact us directly, or click the blue button below, fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch.

    Call: 919-508-2214

    Request Information

  • Meet Your Counselor
    Each student interested in WPU will work with a counselor. That way you can get to know him/her/them. They are your guide not only to WPU but to college. Feel free to ask any question, big or small.

    Meet your counselor

I’m ready to apply.

  • 1. Apply
    We’re so excited you’ve chosen to apply to WPU!

    What to Know

    • Simpler Process: WPU has simplified the application process to be more holistic and inclusive of student strengths and accomplishments.
    • Test Optional: Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT scores or to showcase their individual strengths in other ways.
    • Rolling Admissions: We do not have an admissions deadline, though we encourage you to apply by May 1 for the easiest transition to university.

    Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team. When someone applies to WPU, we are on a first-name basis, and there is always a personal connection.



    Admission FAQs

  • 2. Apply for Financial Aid (Fill out the FAFSA)
    WPU offers many scholarships and awards, but you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.



    Important Codes

    • FAFSA: 002953

  • 3. Send My Transcripts
    Send us your official high school transcript. You’ll need to speak with someone in your high school’s student records office.


    William Peace University
    Office of Admissions
    15 E. Peace Street
    Raleigh, NC 27604

    Submit Materials Through Parchment

    Request Transcript through CFNC

    Admissions FAQs

  • 4. Optional: Send My Test Scores
    Send us your official SAT/ACT scores. When you take these tests, you can also submit your scores directly to us by using the codes below.

    Important Codes

    SAT: 005533
    ACT: 3136


    William Peace University
    Office of Admissions
    15 E. Peace Street
    Raleigh, NC 27604

  • 5. Accepted? Take Your Next Steps
    Now that you’ve been accepted, it’s time to become a part of the Pacer Community. Your future awaits with just a few simple steps.

    Accepted Student Next Steps