Applying to Waynesburg

Selecting a college can be a long, unfamiliar process – but we are here to help! This step-by-step guide will take you from the early stages of your search all the way through orientation. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 800.225.7393 or

Step 1: Visit Campus

Contact us to set up a personalized, weekday visit or explore campus during one of our scheduled Visitation Days. You’ll have the opportunity to tour campus with a current student, meet with a faculty member and/or coach and hear from an admissions counselor.

Step 2: Apply

Apply for free at, or request a paper application by contacting us. You will need to submit:

  • Your application
  • An official high school transcript with senior class schedule
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Students must have a college preparatory curriculum, and preference is given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a 980 on the SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math only) or 19 on the ACT (composite).

Step 3: Receive an Admissions Decision

Students accepted into Waynesburg University will receive an official letter in the mail. Those who qualify for Achievement Awards (academic scholarships) will be notified within the letter.

Step 4: Apply for Competitive Scholarships

Qualified accepted students may apply for Competitive Scholarships. Explore these additional scholarship opportunities and submit your application(s) at These awards typically have application deadlines in early January. Qualified candidates may be called onto campus for an interview in February.

Step 5: File the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed at any time after Oct. 1 of a student's senior year and determines if a student qualifies for institutional grants, federal grants and/or loans, state grants, and/or the Federal Work-Study program. Complete this application to receive your Financial Aid Award Letter. Pennsylvania residents, complete this no later than May 1 to be eligible for any type of state aid.

Step 6: Receive Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Financial Aid Award Letters become available for those who complete the FAFSA. These include all financial aid a student has earned, including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. Student bills, which are mailed out toward the end of June for students entering in the Fall term, will consist of the cost of attendance minus financial aid.

Step 7: Visit Campus Again

You might want just one more look at campus before you finalize your decision, so we invite you back to campus for a second (or third!) visit. Stay overnight, sit in on a class and/or meet with Financial Aid. Again, just contact us to schedule your visit.

Step 8: Enroll and Deposit

Fill out the Admission Enrollment Form online or complete and mail the green form included with your acceptance packet. Along with that form, send in the appropriate deposit ($250 for residents and $125 for commuters) to hold your spot. Resident students who enroll and deposit by May 1 are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Step 9: Fill Out New Student Form (Deposited Students)

The New Students portal on myConnect is full of vital information for incoming students, including the New Student Form, housing information, Financial Aid information, technology information, a billing timeline and more. Complete your New Student Form by the priority deadlines of March 1 or April 15 to receive your housing assignment and tentative class schedule by April 15 or May 31, respectively. Students who complete their New Student Form April 16 - May 31 can expect their housing and class assignments in late July.

Step 10: Come to Campus for Orientation

Orientation starts in August and signals your official matriculation into our dynamic campus community!