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Admission Requirements

The Wright Graduate University encourages applications from individuals with a strong academic and professional background and those who have demonstrated potential to succeed in a hybrid (meaning both residential and online) learning environment and make a contribution to their chosen field. We value scholarship, creativity, and an independent spirit in the discovery of knowledge.

Admission Requirements for All Progams:

  1. Apply Online: Fill out our easy-to-use online application. There is no fee to apply.
  2. Objective Statements: Write and submit two 600-word objective statements related to your degree program.
  3. Transcripts: Request one official, sealed transcript documenting receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. This transcript must be received before the end of the first thirty days of the start of your first term.
  4. International Transcripts: Applicants with degrees from an institution outside of the United States must have these transcripts evaluated for degree equivalency to an accredited U.S. degree or school.
  5. English-Language Testing: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate competency in written and spoken English, as evidenced by a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam, 80 on the internet-based TOEFL exam, or a passing score on a recognized international equivalent exam. If the applicant has earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction, he or she is exempt from the testing requirement. 

Additional submission requirements for the doctoral program 

  • Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation from WGU faculty.

  • Writing samples: Submission of master's capstone, overview paper, or in-depth paper from the WGU master's program demonstrating the applicant's ability to perform graduate level research and potential for success at the dissertation level.

Students are notified of admissions decisions in writing upon the determination by the Chancellor, usually within three weeks of our receipt of the student’s completed application file.


Where Should I Send Documents?

All documents should be sent to:

Amelia Perkins
Admissions Director
O: 262-742-4444
O: 312-994-1741


Distance Education And Residential Components 

The Wright Graduate University learning experience takes place through a hybrid model, which includes both distance education and on-campus residential learning.  

While the distance education components -- weekly assigned readings, discussion posts, and replies to your classmates -- can be completed from anywhere with a computer and an internet connection, the in-residence component of your education has special requirements.

Read the full details about residential weekends, including time and costs, here


Computer Requirement

Students are required to have access to a laptop computer and the Internet for all coursework. The computer must meet the following specifications:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or a Mac with a currently supported operating system
  • Internet capability
  • Soundcard & speakers
  • Current Internet web browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge (only available to Windows 10 users)


Non-matriculating Students

Qualified applicants may enroll for individual master's level courses as a non-matriculated student. Those interested in attending as a non-matriculated student must complete the same requirements for admission as degree- or certificate-seeking students. Admission to a particular course is at the discretion of the instructor(s).

If seats in the course are limited, degree- and certificate-seeking students will always be given preference. Credit earned at WGU as a non-matriculated student will be transferred if the student successfully applies for admission into a WGU degree or certificate program.


Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require accommodations in accordance with the American Disability Act, download this form and see further information on this page


Financial Aid

U.S. Federal Student Financial Aid is available to all eligible students.

If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact Ruth Hinkle, Director of Financial Aid, at or (312)-645-8300.



If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact Amelia Perkins at or (312)-645-8300.

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