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WPI Adopts "Test Blind" Admission Policy

Supporting WPI's mission of expanding access to a high-quality STEM education to all students, the university will no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in it's admission process. The eight-year pilot program, approved by the university's faculty, will take effect beginning with the Fall 2021 application cycle. Read the full announcement, here.

A top-tier private research university, WPI is at the forefront of academics, research, and innovation, but what really makes it special are the people. Engineers, scientists, writers, musicians—no matter their expertise, they wear their talents and passions on their sleeves, and use them to make a difference in the world.

They're just missing one thing: you.

So let's get started. Take the first step by exploring and learning more about our community of doers, and start your WPI application today.


The Application Rundown

We’re all about crafting your own college experience here, and that starts with the WPI application process. We've got three application options for you to choose from: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. The WPI application deadline is different for each option, so be sure to review this information closely.

When does WPI send acceptance letters? When do WPI decisions come out? How do I check my application status? There are lots of questions that go hand-in-hand with the WPI application process, and many are answered in the table below or on the Check My Application Status page. First-year students apply to WPI through the Common Application. Click on the button below to add WPI to your list of schools on the Common App.

Students must be 16 years of age by the start of New Student Orientation/Move-in Day in August to enroll at WPI.


Students must be 16 years of age by the start of New Student Orientation/Move-in Day in August to enroll at WPI.

Application Type

Application Deadline

Notification Date

Enroll By

Early Decision I

November 1

December 15

January 15

Early Action I

November 1

December 15

May 1

Early Decision II

January 15

February 15

March 15

Early Action II

January 15 March 1 May 1

Regular Decision

February 15

April 1

May 1



of freshmen return for their sophomore year
(Fall 2021)


average GPA of incoming students (2020)

Top 9%

average class rank of incoming students (2020)


WPI automatically considers all accepted students for academic scholarships.
Learn more about your various scholarship and grant options.