WPI uses the Common Application, which makes it easy and straightforward to apply. Take a look below for step-by-step instructions on WPI’s application process, and check out our other resources on application options and deadlines as well as our testing-optional policy.

Step #1: Apply

Step #2: Submit Your Application Support Materials

You can submit these online with your Common Application or to the mailing address below.

  • School transcript
  • Guidance or college counselor letter of recommendation
  • Teacher letter of recommendation (math or science teacher preferred)

Step #3: Submit Your Test Scores (If Desired)

WPI’s test-optional policy allows you to submit material that better reflects your academic potential instead of standardized test scores. You have three choices to make sure your application is as strong as possible:

  • If you wish to submit your test scores, you must register to take the SAT I or the ACT prior to the application deadline chosen.
  • You may also submit alternative materials instead of your test scores – learn more about the testing-optional process.
  • Or, you may submit your standardized test scores AND alternative materials.

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement to indicate receipt of application by WPI's Office of Admissions. Please note what may be missing in order to complete your application, and you can always check your application status online.

Step #4: Special Instructions

In addition to completing the above steps, some students need to submit additional information.

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. Other electronic documents may be sent via email to admissions@wpi.edu.

Documents sent via mail should be addressed to:

WPI Undergraduate Admissions
Bartlett Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280


WPI offers academic scholarships to freshman applicants based upon academic performance, standardized test scores, flex path application, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and community service. All admitted applicants are considered. These scholarships vary in amounts, but typically range between $10,000 and $25,000, and are renewable for four years. Valedictorians, salutatorians, and IB diploma graduates with a diploma score of 40 or greater admitted to WPI are guaranteed a minimum scholarship of $20,000.