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To increase access and affordability of a bachelor's degree, Wright State University and Clark State Community College have formed a partnership to provide a "gateway" to completing a bachelor's degree program. Students will receive joint advising from the two schools to ease the transition to Wright State. All Gateway students have the option to apply for housing at Wright State.

Clark State Contact:
Travis Binkley: 937.431.7157

Wright State Transfer Student Resource Center Contact:
Daisy Stieger: 937.775.4830

Three Gateways to a Bachelor's Degree

Pathway: Designed for students entering Clark State with the intention of earning a bachelor's degree. Students will be guaranteed acceptance to Wright State upon successful completion of their program of study at Clark State.

Wright State admission requirements: Must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Clark State (including all developmental course work). At least 24 hours must be college-level courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Jump Start: Designed for students who apply to Wright state but do not initially meet the university's entrance requirements. Students are encouraged to enroll at Clark State with the intention to transfer to Wright State. Once Jump Start requirements are met, students will have the option to enroll at Wright State.

Wright State admission requirements: Must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours at Clark State with a minimum GPA of 2.25.

New Beginning: Designed for students who are ineligible to continue at Wright State because of a lack of academic progress. These students are encourage to enroll at Clark State and refocus their academic progress with the intention of returning to Wright State. Once New Beginning requirements are met, students will have the option to return to Wright State.

Wright State admission requirements: Must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours at Clark State with a minimum GPA of 2.25.

Gateway Admissions Process

  • Apply online to Clark State
  • Complete a FAFSA to apply for financial aid and add Clark State's school code: 004852
  • Submit official transcripts to Clark State and/or take the COMPASS Placement Test
  • Register and attend a New Student Orientation at Clark State
  • Complete the Gateway application and turn it in at the Clark State Greene Center
  • Apply for WSU housing (only if you'd like to live on Wright State's campus)
  • Pay $40 fee for Wright State non-credit course
  • Attend Clark State/Wright State Reception – Wright State campus
  • Obtain Clark State/Wright State ID card – Wright State campus, Student Union

Why Choose the Gateway Program?

Wright State Benefits:

  • Library privileges and IT support
  • Admission to selected athletic and cultural events
  • Access to fitness and student recreation programs*
  • Additional student life activities**
  • Student parking with purchase of permit*
  • Option of applying for housing at Wright State***
  • Academic advising

*Additional fees required.
**Students in the Gateway Program will be assessed fees equivalent to those of Wright State students for extramural activities.
***Students must apply and be accepted for WSU housing and pay a $150 fee.

Clark State Benefits:

  • Library privileges and IT support
  • Admission to Clark State events
  • Athletics and intramural sports
  • Career management
  • Disability services
  • Counseling services
  • Access to student health insurance
  • Academic advising

Tuition and Fees: Clark State will assess tuition and fees for courses taken at Clark State. Fees for Wright State services will be assessed by Wright State and collected by Clark State. This includes housing and food plans fees for students in the residence program.

Registration and Records: Students will register for courses through the regular registration processes at Clark State. Clark State will maintain student records for Gateway students until they transfer to Wright State. For advising purposes, information will be shared between institutions.

Financial Aid: Financial aid will be available and processed at the institution where the student is enrolled in classes. Wright State will assist Clark State in determining the appropriate housing and fee allowance to be factored into the estimated cost of attendance. Applications for scholarships will be available at the institution where the student is enrolled in classes.

Housing: Students in Gateway program will enroll at Clark State's Greene Center Campus and will be integrated into the Wright State community by utilizing university housing and facilities. All Gateway students have the option to apply for housing at Wright State. Students must complete a Wright State housing application.

Students must provide all information required by Wright State, including proof of insurance. Students must follow conduct standards as outlined on Wright State's housing web page as well as those described on Wright State's Community Standards and Student Conduct web pages.

Students participating in the Gateway housing program will comply with the conduct standards at both institutions. Clark State Community College and Wright State University may each intervene in cases of misconduct, particularly when cases involve health and safety. Students found in violation of conduct codes will be subject to disciplinary actions from each institution.

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