As you've probably figured out by now, WPI is different from other schools. Your learning experience here will prepare you to succeed in life after college through rigorous classes that give you theoretical knowledge and working on real-world projects – something no other school does quite the way we do. Through your project work, you'll learn how to put that knowledge to work in the real world – and make a difference before you graduate.

As you become ready to apply to WPI, our Admissions Office is ready to help answer your questions. Here are links to some resources–application deadlines are further down the page.


​Please note that students must be sixteen years of age by the start of August New Student Orientation/Move-In Day to enroll at WPI.

Early Action First-Year Students

Applying Early Action to WPI means that you’ll be notified of your admission decision before other applicants, and you can apply for and receive financial aid early. WPI’s Early Action plan is non-binding, which means you have until May 1 to decide whether or not to attend WPI and confirm your acceptance with a nonrefundable $500 tuition deposit.

Application Type Eligibility Application Deadline* Decision Notification Enrollment Forms Due

Early Action (Round 1)

First-year students

November 1

December 20

May 1

Early Action (Round 2)

First-year students

January 1

February 10

May 1

*Application deadlines default to the applicant's time zone.

What happens if I'm not admitted Early Action?

In most cases the Early Action decision is final (admit or deny). However, if the Admissions Committee believes your application deserves reconsideration later in the year, it may be deferred into the regular application pool. If you are deferred, your application will be re-evaluated along with regular decision candidates and you will receive a final admissions decision on or before April 1.

Get instructions on how to apply, or start your application now!

Regular Decision First-Year Students

Application Type Eligibility Application Deadline Decision Notification Enrollment Forms Due

Regular Decision

First-year students

February 1

April 1

May 1

Get instructions on how to apply, or start your application now!

Types of Applicants

There are many kinds of applicants to WPI. Here are links to information for applicants with different or additional required materials and important deadlines.

Home-school Students International Students Transfer Students

Test-Optional Admission

Did you know that WPI has a test-optional admission option? Standardized test scores don't always accurately represent a student's potential for success. Learn more about our test optional policy.

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Test Optional Admission