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First-Year Students

Attentive faculty, hands-on curriculum, and small class sizes will all play a huge role in your transformation here.

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We look for prospective students who will thrive in our well-rounded educational environment.

Our holistic application review process will evaluate the strength of your high school curriculum and SAT or ACT* score, as well as your participation in extracurricular activities, community service and your potential to enhance our overall campus community.

*Please see the Spring and Fall 2021 semester testing information below

SAT/ACT Test Score Update

The Admissions Committee at Waynesburg University understands that high school students have not had access to sit for the SAT/ACT tests for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we’ve heard concerns that access to future tests might be limited based on regional pandemic response. To alleviate those concerns, we have temporarily expanded our holistic application review for applicants unable to sit for the SAT/ACT due to COVID-19. This means that applicants can receive an admission decision and consideration for scholarships without the submission of test scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 semesters.

Please note, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit test scores when available, as this may result in an increased scholarship award. The University is pleased to offer this temporary amendment to our policy for applications received through this calendar year, at which time we plan to reassess the impact of COVID-19 on testing availability.

First-Year Students

How can we help?

The Office of Admissions at Waynesburg University is determined to make your transition a seamless one. Check below for a few helpful links, and don't hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!

Steps to Apply as a First-Year Student

  1. Fill out the online Freshman Application for Admission.
  2. Prepare the following:
    • Official high school transcript with senior schedule or a copy of GED. 
      • College preparatory curriculum is recommended throughout high school (Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment classes)
    • SAT or ACT scores*
  3. Send the documents from step two to:
    Waynesburg University
    Office of Admissions
    51 W College St.
    Waynesburg, PA
    15370
  4. Complete the FASFA. This can be completed beginning October 1. 
  5. Stay tuned. The Admissions Committee may request additional information, including but not limited to high school transcripts for GED candidates; revised SAT or ACT scores; additional test scores; letters of recommendation; senior year grades; and/or a personal interview. The Admissions Committee also reserves the right to recalculate a GPA based on core curriculum.

*Please see the Spring and Fall 2021 semester testing information above

Admitted Student Snapshot

3.56

Average high school GPA

1060

Average SAT score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math)

22

Average ACT score (Composite)