Application Process

Application Status Check

WPI will begin accepting applications from Fall 2017 first-year admission candidates in August 2016.

Within two weeks of submission of your application, you will receive an application acknowledgement letter and email including your WPI ID number. To check the status of your application and support materials, please visit You will need your WPI ID number and date of birth to log in.

To check the status of your financial aid application and forms, please visit You will need your WPI ID number and date of birth to log in.

WPI is a member of the Common Application. To apply to WPI, please submit a Common Application by your chosen application deadline.

Additional Forms & Fees

Once you submit your application, the process doesn't end there. We need to receive your application support materials to complete your application file. Some of these items are included with the submission of the Common Application; others need to be sent from your school and teachers.

For first-year applicants:

  • Secondary school report (a Common Application form) including high school transcript and letter of recommendation from College/Guidance Counselor
  • Senior year grade report—grades from your senior year should come from your school on a transcript or should be included with the optional report or mid-year report forms (a Common Application forms)
  • Teacher letter of recommendation
    • WPI requires one letter of recommendation from a secondary school teacher. This letter may be from a teacher of any subject, but we prefer a math or science teacher.
  • Standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT) or Flex Path submission
    • standardized test scores should be sent to WPI directly from the testing agency or reported on an official transcript or school document, or 
    • Flex Path submission cover sheet (Flex Path applicants not uploading submissions with Common Application only)
  • Additional material cover sheet (optional)
  • Home school supplement form (home school applicants only) 
  • $65 application fee
    • WPI endorses the fee waiver policy of the College Entrance Examination Board and accepts fee waivers from high school guidance or college counselors

For transfer applicants only:

  • Transfer College Report (a Common Application form, also known as the Registrar’s Report)
  • Mid-term report (a Common Application form)
  • $65 application fee

For international applicants only:

In addition to the items above, please include:

Submission Instructions for Additional Forms and Documents

WPI accepts electronic submissions of application support materials from secondary school counselors and teachers. Schools equipped to send electronic documents should upload them through the appropriate channel, and they will be matched with your application record.

Documents sent via UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS Express Mail, and other courier services should be addressed to:
    WPI Undergraduate Admissions
    Bartlett Center
    100 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA 01609-2280

All other documents, including all first class and priority USPS mail, should be addressed to:
    WPI Undergraduate Admissions
    Application Processing Center
    PO Box 8300
    Portsmouth, NH 03802

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