Wayne State University

Post Bachelor Admission

Post-bachelor is an undergraduate status for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree and want to take classes without using the credit toward a degree. 

Students required to complete undergraduate prerequisites (1000-6000 level) prior to beginning a graduate program, may complete these courses as a post-bachelor student.  Also, certified teachers adding a subject area endorsement may elect to be in a post-bachelor status.

The applicant for post-bachelor admission must present evidence of a degree earned from an accredited institution through a transcript or diploma.

Important Notices about Post-Bachelor Status

In Post-bachelor status courses are completed for undergraduate credit. Courses completed in Post-bachelor status may not be used in any graduate program at any time and the courses cannot later be changed from post-bachelor (undergraduate) to graduate.

Usually there is no financial aid in this status because it is a non-degree status. You must be admitted to a degree or certificate program to be financial aid eligible. Under special Eligible Program Exceptions, such as for teacher certification and for completion of prerequisite coursework, limited financial aid may be possible. Contact a representative in the Financial Aid Office to discuss your funding options prior to registering.

Application Process

Applicants new to Wayne State University (individuals that did not complete a bachelor's degree at WSU or have not been admitted to a graduate program) are required to submit a Post Bachelor Application form and attach evidence of a degree earned from an accredited institution through a transcript or diploma. A $30.00 fee must accompany the submission of the application. Post-bachelor admission applications can be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you earned an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University or were previously admitted and registered in a Wayne State graduate program, please contact the Records Office (313) 577-3531 to be re-admitted to the university as a post-bachelor student in the College of Education.

General Post-Bachelor Deadline Dates

  • Fall (classess begin in September) - August 1
  • Winter (classess begin in January) - December 1
  • Spring/Sumer (classess begin in May) - April 1

Post-Bachelor Teacher Certification Program

Applicants interested in seeking an initial teaching certificate in post-bachelor status must meet the following requirements by the deadline dates provided:

Post-Bachelor Teacher Certification Deadline Dates

  • Fall (classess begin in September) - June 1
  • Winter (classess begin in January) - October 1
  • Spring/Sumer (classess begin in May) - February 1

Regular Admission Requirements for the Post-Bachelor Teacher Certification Program

  • A minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average from the institution where the baccalaureate degree was granted.
  • Successful completion of the State of Michigan Basic Skills Exam of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (all three parts must be passed). MTTC examination scores must be furnished directly to Wayne State University by Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, the MTTC testing agency.  When registering for the MTTC, select "Wayne State University (31)" as a "College or University to Receive Scores."
  • If your examination scores were not released to Wayne State University, please request an original score report from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. From the Score Reporting link on the MTTC website, select Test Results Request Form and enter 31 for the Institutional Code to have your scores sent to Wayne State University (31). Your scores must be mailed directly from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson to Wayne State University. An original score report is required by the Michigan Department of Education for verification of test scores.
  • Successful completion of all prerequisites for the teaching major and minor (as listed on the valid Transcript Evaluation form).
  • A completed Level 2/Post-Bachelor Teacher Certification Application.
  • Verification of successful group work experience with children (as part of the application).
  • A Personal Statement (as part of the application).
  • Submit with the application the following documents:
    • A current Negative TB test results within the past three years.
    • A current ICHAT Criminal History Report.
    • A copy of the College of Education Transcript Evaluation form and 4) unofficial copy of all transcripts.

A mandatory orientation is required to complete the admission process. Applicants with completed applications meeting all program requirements will be invited to attend the Level 2/Post-Bachelor Orientation.

Additional Admission Requirements for the Post-Bachelor Teacher Certification Program

Art Education Majors

Portfolio Review demonstrating student's competence in art. Please call (313) 577-0490 to make arrangements to drop off your portfolio in Room 163.3, Art Building.

Foreign Language Majors/Minors

Successful completion of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).  Review the testing information from the Testing and Evaluation Office website.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE) Minors

Successful completion of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test. Review the testing information from the Testing and Evaluation Office website.

Official Transcripts

If the baccalaureate degree was not granted by Wayne State University and/or you completed prerequisite courses at another institution you must request to have official transcripts from each college or university attended mailed to the following address:

Wayne State University
Attn: Post Bachelor Admission

469 Education
Detroit, Michigan  48202

A transcript is considered official only if it is sent directly from the institution where the work was completed and bears an official seal. Transcripts mailed to the student are not considered official, even if sealed in a separate envelope.