Application Process

Application Acknowledgements

The Common Application is available for submission to WPI as of August 1, 2014. We will begin processing applications in September. Starting in late-September and within two weeks of submission of your application thereafter, you'll receive an application acknowledgement letter and email including your WPI ID number and instruction on how to check the status of your application.

If you have submitted an application for admission by September 15, 2014, and do not receive an application acknowledgement letter or email by October 1, 2014, please contact the Admissions Office.

WPI is a member of the Common Application, and the Common Application is the exclusive method by which to apply to WPI.

Application Status Check and WPI ID Numbers

To check the status of your application and support materials, please visit http://admissions.wpi.edu/status. You will need your WPI ID number and date of birth to log in.

To check the status of your financial aid application and paperwork, please visit http://www.wpi.edu/+fastatus. You will need your WPI ID number and date of birth to log in.

 

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 (Common Application forms)
  • Letter of recommendation from mathematics/science teacher
    • WPI requires one recommendation from a math or science teacher. We welcome additional teacher recommendations, however in order for an application to be considered complete, a math or science recommendation must be received.
  • 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)
  • Scholarship supplement form (optional)
  • 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:

  • College official'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 9603
    Portsmouth, NH 03802

 
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