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A top tier 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. Join a community of doers at WPI, and start your application today.


The Application Rundown

WPI is all about crafting your own college experience, and that starts with the application process. We've got three application options for you to choose from: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision.

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.

Application Type

Application Deadline

Notification Date

Enroll By

Early Decision I

November 1

December 15

January 15

Early Action

November 1

January 15

May 1

Early Decision II

January 15

February 15

March 15

Regular Decision

January 15

March 15

May 1


Application Options

  • Early Decision

    You may want to apply Early Decision if you’re certain that WPI is the place for you. You’ll receive your admission decision by December 15 (Early Decision I) or February 15 (Early Decision II). Applying Early Decision does commit you to the university if accepted—visit the About Early Decision page for more information.

  • Early Action

    Applying Early Action is a great way to show your interest in WPI without the full commitment of Early Decision. You’ll receive your admission decision by January 15. Applying Early Action does not commit you to the university if accepted.

  • Regular Decision

    Regular Decision's later application deadline gives more time to perfect your application and show the Admissions team additional achievements and what you've been up to during your senior year. You'll receive your admission decision by March 15.


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