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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. Through the Gateway Program, advisors share information on the student's behalf to make advising more effective. Clark State and Wright State have developed articulation agreements that are approved 2 + 2 programs.

Students in the Gateway Program who complete their associate degree at Clark State and plan to continue at Wright State are eligible for many transfer scholarships, such as the Next Step Transfer Scholarship, Rike Associate Degree Transfer Scholarship, Transfer Honors Associate Degree Scholarship to name just a few. View all transfer scholarships at Wright State University. 

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 2.25 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 Community College
  • Complete a FAFSA to apply for financial aid and add Clark State's school code: 004852
  • Submit official transcripts to Clark State, take the COMPASS Placement Test and/or submit ACT/SAT scores
  • Register and attend a New Student Orientation at Clark State
  • Return a completed Gateway application in person or by e-mail to Travis Binkley at the Clark State Greene Center
  • Apply for WSU housing (only if you'd like to live on Wright State's campus)
  • 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:

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

*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:

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

Gateway Housing Steps

  • Apply for the Gateway Program
  • Apply for Gateway housing with the Gateway pre-approval form
  • Complete all financial aid steps
  • Return signed Student's Acknowledgment of Financial Responsibility and a copy of state ID in person or emailed to Travis Binkley at the Clark State Greene Center 
  • Pay $150 pre-payment online when applying for Gateway housing 

All tuition and fees for courses taken at Clark State will be assessed through Clark State. In addition, any Gateway student that has been approved to live in Wright State’s housing will have the opportunity to have their financial aid cover the cost or assist in covering the cost of housing at Wright State. All housing charges, food plans, or other miscellaneous fees associated with the program will be collected by Clark State.

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.

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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