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Associate Degree Programs

Wade College adheres to a policy of open admissions for high school graduates from an accredited high school; graduates from a nontraditional secondary educational program (home school); students who have either successfully completed at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that did not result in the awarding of an associate degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward a baccalaureate degree at any institution or were enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program where at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours were successfully completed, including credit hours transferred;  or those holding either: a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED); a certificate or other official completion documentation demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or, in California, the California High School Proficiency Exam) that the state recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma (certificates of attendance and/or completion are not included in this qualifying category); or an associate degree from a higher education institution accredited by an organization recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

This policy precludes admitting students based on qualitative selection procedures.  The philosophy of admission is that an educationally-motivated individual is entitled to the opportunity for improved professional and personal success.  The college provides a supportive educational environment so that an individual with a sincere interest will have the opportunity to meet the educational rigors placed upon them and successfully progress through course requirements.  

Prospective students may apply for admission as early as one year in advance of the desired class starting date.  Since annual enrollment is limited by facility space, interested students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.  Wade College does not have an application fee for the associate degree programs.  All applicants are required to complete a  Wade College Application for Admission: Associate Degree Programs and interview with a representative from the Admissions Office prior to the start of classes.  It is highly recommended that this interview take place at the college; however in circumstances where the applicant’s home is a great distance from the college, the interview may be conducted by telephone or via the Internet. During the admissions interview, the applicant’s educational and career goals are discussed, along with the goals and objectives of the college’s educational program.  If a beneficial situation exists, the prospective student will be invited to enroll in the college.

Applicants are expected to register within 30 days of their acceptance by paying a $125.00 registration fee. Prior to matriculation, all accepted applicants must, at a minimum, verify high school graduation or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by submitting a copy of their final high school transcript showing a final grade point average and date of graduation or copy of their GED certificate, whichever is applicable, or by submitting a homeschool transcript that meets the Texas State Graduation Requirements as approved by the State Board of Education (per the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74).

International transcripts must be in English or be accompanied by an official English translation. International transcripts must be translated by a NACES (www.naces.org) certified foreign educational credential evaluation service into a format utilizing the 4.0 grade standard.

Direct-Entry Bachelor Degree Programs

Students eligible for admission into a direct-entry bachelor degree program must meet at least one of the following requirements in addition to the associate degree program admissions requirements: the successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours at higher education institutions accredited by an organization recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25; or the successful completion of a standardized testing score (1000 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT); or a confirmed top 20% high school graduation rank; or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 or above, based on a 4.00 scale or higher, on an official high school transcript.

Prospective students may apply for admission as early as one year in advance of the desired class starting date.  Since annual enrollment is limited by facility space, interested students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.  Wade College does not have an application fee for the direct-entry bachelor degree programs.  All applicants are required to complete a  Wade College Application for Admission: Direct-Entry Bachelor Degree Programs interview with a representative from the Admissions Office prior to the start of classes.  It is highly recommended that this interview take place at the college; however in circumstances where the applicant’s home is a great distance from the college, the interview may be conducted by telephone or via the Internet. During the admissions interview, the applicant’s educational and career goals are discussed, along with the goals and objectives of the college’s educational program.  If a beneficial situation exists, the prospective student will be invited to enroll in the college.

Applicants are expected to register within 30 days of their acceptance by paying a $125.00 registration fee. Prior to matriculation, all accepted applicants must, at a minimum, verify high school graduation or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by submitting a copy of their final high school transcript showing a final grade point average and date of graduation or copy of their GED certificate, whichever is applicable, or by submitting a homeschool transcript that meets the Texas State Graduation Requirements as approved by the State Board of Education (per the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74).

International transcripts must be in English or be accompanied by an official English translation. International transcripts must be translated by a NACES (www.naces.org) certified foreign educational credential evaluation service into a format utilizing the 4.0 grade standard.

Post-Associate Bachelor Degree Programs

Students seeking a post-associate bachelor degree must have earned an associate degree in the requisite program and will be required to meet additional admission requirements at the time of application.

All applicants seeking a post-associate bachelor degree will be evaluated on the basis of their previous education at Wade College, background, and stated or demonstrated interest in the applicable program. Minimum requirements for acceptance include:

  1. Candidate must be a graduate of Wade College, having earned an associate degree in the requisite program.
  2. Candidate must have earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.25 or above, based on a 4.00 scale, for coursework completed at Wade College. Candidates earning less than a CGPA of 2.25 may file a written appeal with the Office of the President; submission of supplementary materials to enhance the candidate’s admission file will be required to evaluate a candidate’s potential for academic success.

A student entering a post-associate bachelor degree program in either fashion design and product development, information technology, or interior design must have earned credit in all prerequisite courses offered in such respective major at the associate degree program level prior to matriculating into either program at the baccalaureate level; students wishing to transfer to these programs at the baccalaureate level must complete all necessary prerequisite courses prior to baccalaureate matriculation.

Accepted students may enter in the fall, spring, or summer trimesters.   A completed Wade College Application for Admission: Post-Associate Bachelor Degree Programs and a Tuition and Enrollment Agreement* must be completed and signed by the candidate and parent or guardian (if applicable) and delivered with a $25.00 registration fee to the Admissions Department at least two weeks prior to matriculation. With their Wade College Application for Admission and a Tuition and Enrollment Agreement*, candidates are required to submit an official copy of their Wade College transcript, portfolio, and official transcripts from other postsecondary college(s) not previously submitted.

It is the goal of Wade College to notify all candidates within three (3) working days as to their application status: accepted, rejected, or for the need to supply additional information. 

Assessment

Matriculating students into either an associate degree program or a direct-entry bachelor degree program will be required to complete ACCUPLACER placement exams, and/or other college-level standardized tests, for purposes of ascertaining whether or not college preparation courses in the areas of mathematics and/or English composition are necessary in order to be successful in other required coursework.  If college preparation courses are necessary, students are required to register for those courses in addition to the regularly-scheduled courses required for graduation. 

Placement exams must be taken prior to or during new student orientation; the student’s schedule is planned accordingly at that time. Additionally, an adjusted schedule of courses required for graduation may be necessary.  A student is encouraged to meet with an appropriate Academic Advisor to ascertain the effect college preparation course(s) may have on his or her degree plan and/or normal time for degree completion.



Before filling out an Application for Admission, please read the respective Tuition and Enrollment Agreement.

Tuition and Enrollment Agreement – Associate Degrees

Tuition and Enrollment Agreement – Direct-Entry Bachelor Degrees

Tuition and Enrollment Agreement – Post-Associate Bachelor Degrees

 

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