Wichita State University



as of email dated 5/20/2020




NEW VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE 
The Office of Admissions is hosting a variety of events to continue providing updates and information to prospective students and families. Below are a few of the events with a link to all recorded virtual events. 
SHOCKER CAREER CHAT 
Wichita State's Career Development Center shares helpful tips on how to build a collegiate resume you can use to land an on-campus job or internship. Click here to view the Live Session.
BUILDING COMMUNITY IN COLLEGE
Hear from current Shockers about tips for building community in college, such as getting involved, making friends in the residence halls and more! Click here to view the Live Session.
SCHOOL OF DIGITAL ARTS INFO SESSION
The School of Digital Arts is home to media arts including animation, audio production, collaborative design, filmmaking, and game design. Click here to view the Live Session. 
COLLEGE OF APPLIED STUDIES SESSION
Learn about academic majors and scholarships in the School of Education, Sport Management, Exercise Science, eSports and more. Click here to view the Live Session.
SHOCKER CAREER CHAT: WORKING IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
Listen to four Wichita State graduates discuss their experiences working in professional sports, and how Wichita State's academic programs, including Sport Management, Exercise Science and Athletic Training set them up for success. To watch the recorded version of the live broadcast, visit here.
» View a list of all recorded virtual presentations
VIRTUAL CAMPUS VISIT
Prospective students will receive the following information during the virtual visit: 
  • Admissions presentation conducted by an Admissions staff member
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship information presented by a Financial Aid staff member
  • Student perspective given by a current Shocker Navigator
Interested students are still able to go to wichita.edu/visit and register online just as they would for an in-person visit. 
VIRTUAL GROUP VISIT
Prospective students will receive the following information during the virtual visit: 
  • Admissions presentation conducted by an Admissions staff member
  • Virtual campus tour from two current students
  • Q&A session with Wichita State students and staff
If you are interested in scheduling a virtual group visit, contact Caitlyn Fowler, Visit Experience Coordinator, at caitlyn.fowler@wichita.edu
 
WEEKLY CHATS
WITH STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Wichita State student ambassadors are hosting weekly chats through Zoom for prospective students. Each week, the students will focus on a different topic pertaining to life in college. Students can register in advance for this event and any other Admissions virtual events by going to wichita.edu/visit.
» Register for a virtual visit or event
SHOCK DOC: TRAM NGO, BUSINESS GRADUATE
Tram Ngo is a recent graduate of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. She now works in the Community Advancement Department at the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. Tram built strong connections during her time at Wichita State and says her internships helped her realize exactly what she wanted to do following graduation. Hear what else Tram has to say about her experience post-graduation through our latest Shock Doc!
» View all Shock Docs here
NEXT STEPS FOR ADMITTED SHOCKERS
Questions about next steps for students admitted to Wichita State University? We have a helpful checklist for students as they navigate the enrollment process. 
» Click here to view the steps in detail
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Fall 2020 Events
Save the dates for our Fall 2020 programs! Event details and registration will be posted at the link below. 
 
JUL 1       Wichita State University application for admission opens for Fall 2021
AUG 15    Scholarship Information Program
AUG 22    Scholarship Information Program 
AUG 25    Scholarship Information Program 
AUG 26    Scholarship Information Program (VIRTUAL)
AUG 27    Scholarship Information Program 
SEP 10     Discover Wichita State: Garden City, KS
SEP 14     Discover Wichita State: Salina, KS
SEP 17     Discover Wichita State: Kansas City, MO
SEP 19     Shocker Saturday 
SEP 21     Discover Wichita State: Overland Park, KS
SEP 22     Discover Wichita State: Topeka, KS
SEP 24     Discover Wichita State: Tulsa, OK
SEP 28     Discover Wichita State: Dallas, TX
SEP 29     Discover Wichita State: Oklahoma City, OK
OCT 3       Honors in Action 
OCT 9       Black & Yellow Day
OCT 15     Diversity Leadership Symposium
OCT 17     Shocker Saturday
OCT 23     Black & Yellow Day
NOV 14     Shocker Saturday
NOV 21     Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI)

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wichita State may adjust event experiences to virtual environments; students and high school officials will be notified accordingly.
» View event details at wichita.edu/visit
REMINDERS!
APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
If our $40 application fee is a financial impediment to any of your students, you can complete Application Fee Waivers on the behalf of eligible students.
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
If your contact information is changing or if your school has any new counselors, please use the button below to let us know!
» Update your contact information

Counselor Resources

» View Wichita State University updates regarding COVID-19
» Find your admissions representative
» View upcoming admissions events




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as of email dated 4/17/2020

Our office continues to engage with counselors, students and parents through the regular communication channels that we’ve always deployed including phone calls, emails, text messaging and more. We are still accepting and reviewing applications, fees and documents to ensure students don't miss deadlines and other important steps in the enrollment process. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to your representative or admissions@wichita.edu at any time. 
» View Wichita State University updates regarding COVID-19
WICHITA STATE IS OFFERING VIRTUAL CAMPUS VISITS
As of March, the Office of Admissions offers a virtual campus visit experience while prospective students and their families are not able to come to campus. Prospective students will receive the following information during the virtual visit: 
  • Admissions presentation conducted by an Admissions staff member
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship information presented by a Financial Aid staff member
  • Student perspective given by a current Shocker Navigator
Interested students are still able to go to wichita.edu/visit and register online just as they would for an in-person visit. 
» View or register for an upcoming Virtual Campus Visit
VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS 
The Office of Admissions is hosting a variety of events to continue providing updates and information to prospective students and families. Below are a few of the events with a link to all recorded and upcoming virtual events. 
SHOCKER SATURDAY IN SPANISH 
The Office of Admissions hosted a presentation with Q&A in Spanish. Information covered the basics of Wichita State, as well as an overview of financial aid opportunities. Hear from current Shockers  who offered a student perspective.
To view the presentation, click here.
HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE UPDATE
Housing & Residence Life co-hosted an event through Zoom that showcased the room selection process incoming students will go through for the upcoming semester. 
To view the Zoom chat, click here.
ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE
Current students took viewers on a tour of engineering facilities on campus. Along the way, several Wichita State faculty and staff made special appearances. Attendees of the virtual event also heard from Dean Dennis Livesay and Career Development staff members. To view the Facebook Live today with the College of Engineering, click here
DOROTHY & BILL COHEN HONORS COLLEGE
Admissions partnered with the Cohen Honors College to host a virtual tour. Several current Wichita State Honors students hosted the tour and participants learned more about National Student Exchange and where Wichita State students will be studying next year.  View the tour of the Honors College by clicking here
CAREER CHAT WITH NASA
Admissions partnered with the Career Development Center to host Shocker alum and current NASA employee, Alex Kanelakos, who spoke about his student life and internship experiences at Wichita State, his career at NASA and advice to securing internships and full-time positions with NASA. To watch the recorded version of the live broadcast, visit here.
» View a list of all recorded virtual presentations
WICHITA STATE IS OFFERING VIRTUAL CAMPUS VISITS
The Office of Admissions is now offering a virtual group visit experience while prospective students and their families are not able to come to campus. Prospective students will receive the following information during the virtual visit: 
  • Admissions presentation conducted by an Admissions staff member
  • Virtual campus tour from two current students
  • Q&A session with Wichita State students and staff
If you are interested in scheduling a virtual group visit, contact Caitlyn Fowler, Visit Experience Coordinator, at caitlyn.fowler@wichita.edu
» Email us about scheduling a Virtual Group Visit
WEEKLY CHATS WITH STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Wichita State student ambassadors are hosting weekly chats through Zoom for prospective students. Each week, the students will focus on a different topic pertaining to life in college. Students can register in advance for this event and any other Admissions virtual events by going to wichita.edu/visit and clicking on Virtual Events.
 
For more information about the Student Ambassador Society or to view past recordings, visit facebook.com/shockerexp. 
SHOCK DOC: RYAN FLOYD, A HUMAN PERFORMANCE STUDIES GRADUATE
The latest Shock Doc features Wichita State alum, Ryan Floyd and his business, Fit Body Boot Camp. While at Wichita State, Ryan majored in exercise science, and he knew after graduating he wanted to better the Wichita community's health and wellness. Take a look at the video to see how Ryan combined his exercise science background and drive to succeed to make a difference. 
» View all Shock Docs here
NEXT STEPS FOR ADMITTED SHOCKERS
Questions about next steps for students admitted to Wichita State University? We have a helpful checklist for students as they navigate the enrollment process. 
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» Click here to view the steps in detail
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