Admissions

WPU invites applications from a variety of interests.

  • First Time Students – Those coming from high school into one of our undergraduate programs
  • Transfer Students – Those already in a college-level program that want to transfer into WPU
  • International Students – Those whose residency is not in the United States and are studying on an F1 VISA
  • Working Adults – Those already in the workforce looking to enhance their existing skills either online or in person

Each group may follow a slightly different Admissions Path.

Contact Admissions

Call: 919-508-2214
Email: Admissions@peace.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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

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Our admissions is based on a rolling admissions process that does not include deadlines. We accept and review applications year-round and typically have a decision back within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

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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 theScholarships page

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Yes! Find our Common App page here.

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$50

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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.

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No, you will apply as a Second Undergraduate Degree-seeking student. Your application will require an official transcript(s) from every college you attended.

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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.

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You will apply as a Readmit Student. If you have enrolled in another college after William Peace University, 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 WPU; we will provide it for you.

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CONGRATULATIONS! You’re on your way to becoming a Pacer. Get your next steps here or contact your admissions counselor, who can guide you through the process and answer any questions.

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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.

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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.

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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. You can ask your admission counselor for information.

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When you apply, we will need:

  • A Completed Application
  • A High School Transcript* (or transcripts from previous colleges)
  • Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT) – Optional
  • Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statements, Resumes, and other supporting documents will be considered but are not required.

To be admitted, students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA. WPU offers the following options for students who do not qualify:

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 maintain 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.

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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
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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.
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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.

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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.