First-Year Application Requirements and Checklist

Which of the following best describes you?

Please read all sections to which you may apply; the requirements for each program differ.


I am applying for Early Action

Deadline: December 1
The Early Action Plan is intended for high school students who have selected Wagner College as one of their top college choices. Interested students who submit their application and supporting documents before the December 1 deadline will be notified of a decision by January 15. Although Early Action applicants will receive an admission decision by January 15, please note that financial aid awards are issued beginning in late February to all admitted students.
Early Action is not an option for Physician Assistant, Theatre Performance and Theatre Design/Technology/Management majors. Students who are not admitted Early Action may be re-evaluated as regular admissions applicants.
Please be sure to submit all of the following items:
  1. Common Application
  2. Personal statement/essay
  3. Official High School Transcript(s)
  4. Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) – optional
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  5. Two letters of recommendations
  6. Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee
If you have questions about the Early Action plan, application process, or application checklist, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

I am applying for Regular Decision

Deadline: February 15
Students applying Regular Decision can begin to submit their applications in August; students are encouraged to apply early to give the admissions counselor ample time to review your application. At Wagner, each application is read at least twice. However, since Wagner does not have a rolling admissions process, admissions decisions will begin to be released in late February.
Please be sure to submit all of the following items:
  1. Common Application
  2. Personal statement/essay
  3. Official High School Transcript(s)
  4. Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) – optional
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee
If you have questions about the Regular Decision plan, application process, or application checklist, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

I am applying to the Physician Assistant program

Deadline: December 1
The Physician Assistant Program at Wagner is a 5 year BS/MS degree program. Because of the interview component to the admissions process, students are required to submit a completed application by December 1. Between December 1 and mid-January, the Admissions Office will conduct an academic clearance, and those students who pass the clearance will receive an e-mail invitation for the on campus required interview with Physician Assistant faculty and current students. Details about the interview and an additional application supplement will be mailed at that time.
Please be sure to declare Physician Assistant as your major on your application. Students who do not declare PA as their major will be reviewed as Undecided candidates. Physician Assistant applicants are not eligible for the Early Action Plan.
Please submit all of the following items:
  1. Common Application
  2. Personal statement/essay
  3. Official High School Transcript(s)
  4. Official Test Scores (required)
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. $60 non-refundable application fee
If you have questions about the Physician Assistant program, application process, or application checklist, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

I am applying to the Theatre Performance or Design/Technology/Management program

Deadline: December 1     
The Theatre program at Wagner is a 4 year Bachelor of Arts program in either Theatre Performance or Design/Technology/Mangement. Because of the audition or interview component to the admissions process, students are required to submit a completed application by December 1. Between December 1 and mid-January, the Admissions Office will conduct an academic clearance, and those students who pass the clearance will receive an e-mail invitation to the on campus required audition/interview.
Please be sure to declare Theatre Performance or Theatre Design/Technology/Management as your major on your application. If you list another major on the application, the Admissions Office will not know that you intend to audition or interview, and you will be reviewed as an Undecided student. Theatre Performance and Theatre Design/Technology/Management applicants are not eligible for the Early Action Plan.
Students are also encouraged to research alternative Theatre-based options: Arts Administration (a combination of Theatre and Business) and Theatre Studies, click here to learn more about these options.
Please submit all of the following items:
  1. Common Application
  2. Personal statement/essay
  3. Official High School Transcript(s)
  4. Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) – optional
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. $60 non-refundable application fee
If you have questions about the Theatre program, application process, or application checklist, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

I am applying for a Music Scholarship

Deadline: December 1
The Music Scholarship is intended for any student, regardless of major, who wishes to pursue a music interest, either vocal or instrumental. Students need not major or minor in music to receive the Music Scholarship. To retain the scholarship, students are required to participate in an ensemble and take private lessons. To be considered, students must audition with the Music Department.
Because of the audition component to the admissions process, students are required to submit a completed application by December 1. The Admissions Office will then conduct an academic clearance, and those students who pass the clearance will be invited to campus via e-mail for a required audition.
Please submit all of the following items:
  1. Common Application
  2. Personal statement/essay
  3. Official High School Transcript(s)
  4. Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) – optional
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee
If you have questions about the Music Scholarship, application process, or application checklist, please contact your Admissions Counselor.
See our audition guidelines.

I am an International Applicant

An international applicant is defined as a student who needs a visa to study in the United States. Please refer to the above categories for deadlines and other program-specific requirements.
Please submit all of the following items:
  1. Common Application
  2. A personal statement/essay
  3. Official copy of secondary school transcripts in original language of issue, accompanied by a certified English translation and evaluation.
    • Records must show courses completed, grades or marks obtained, and certificate or degree awarded
    • World Education Services is the recommended transcript evaluation service
  4. Official standardized test scores
    • Minimum required TOEFL or IELTS band score.
      • Required minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79; 550 for the paper-based test
      • Required minimum IELTS band score of 6.5
    • TOEFL institution code: 2966
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee
If you have questions about the application process or application checklist, please contact your Admissions Counselor.