William Peace University

Welcome to the William Peace University Online Application
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Looking for something different out of your education? William Peace University offers its students more than just lectures and papers. We give them the hands-on experience they want.

WPU students become leaders in their field by working along side professors and professionals on relevant projects and internships. Our programs are dynamic and outcome-driven, meaning every minute of your college experience is another step toward your future.

We challenge students to think big and then give them the skills they need to accomplish their goals. Nowhere is this more evident than in our graduates: more than 90% of graduates are placed in a job or graduate school within a year of graduation.

Sound like you? Take the first step toward getting more out of your education today.

We are excited that you are interested in William Peace University! We look forward to receiving your application.

When you are finished applying, remember to also
submit your transcripts (high school or college) for all schools attended, along with your official test scores from the SAT (WPU Code: 005533) or the ACT (WPU code: 3136).

If you have any questions regarding your application status, please contact the Office of Admissions at 919-508-2214 or admissions@peace.edu

Last updated: 9/6/2014 7:58:00 AM ET

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Application Instructions

Please follow the steps below to initiate the application process for William Peace University. Completing and submitting the online application through this Web site is only the first step in the admissions process. Your application will not be considered complete and ready for review until the required secondary school records, test scores and other materials listed below are received by the William Peace University Office of Admissions. Once your online application has been received, an admissions counselor will review your file and contact you regarding any additional information needed to complete your application.

  1. Complete all sections of the online application as thoroughly as possible. When you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button on the left column of the application and follow the directions.

  2. Print and sign the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the application. Return the signed statement with the nonrefundable application fee of $35. The most convenient way is to use our online application fee form. You will need to supply your full legal name as it appears on your application and the last four digits of your Social Security number. You may access the online application fee form through our website at http://www.peace.edu/admissions/application-fee.

    You may also mail a check or money order made payable to William Peace University to:

    Office of Admissions
    William Peace University
    15 East Peace St.
    Raleigh, NC 27604

  3. Arrange for SAT or ACT score reports to be sent to William Peace University. Peace's code for the SAT is 5533 and, for ACT, it is 3136.

  4. If you are a high school student, request that an official high school transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions. This record should include all grades received from your freshman year to the present. (See section below regarding high school transcripts.)

  5. If you have previous college coursework, request that each college or university you have attended send an official transcript to William Peace University. ( Transcript Request Form)

  6. Transfer applicants must submit a Dean's Evaluation Form from each college or university attended. ( Dean's Evaluation Form)

  7. International students are required to submit a photocopy of their passport, permanent residence card and visa before their application can be considered.

Admissions Process

Applications are reviewed individually, and decisions are based on the following credentials:

  • GPA in academic courses (see minimum course requirements)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test I (critical reading and math only) or American College Test scores
  • Course Selection
  • Rank in Class
  • Interview with an Admissions representative, if requested

Further consideration will be given to an applicant's personal qualifications, co-curricular activities, community involvement, and overall potential for success. Additional consideration of a students' acceptance will be granted upon the discretion of the Vice President of Enrollment.

First-year Admission

The major criteria in admissions' decisions are the strength of the high school course selection and the grades in the academic courses.

Recommended Academic Courses:

  • English: 4 units
  • Math (Algebra I, II & Geometry): 3 units*
  • Science: 3 units (2 lab sciences)
  • Social Science: 3 units
  • Foreign Language: 2 units

*Students are encouraged to complete four years of mathematics

All applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment to visit the campus and interview with a member of the admissions staff. In some cases, an interview may be required as part of the application process.

Applying for Early Entrance After Junior Year

Students may apply for admission to William Peace University after completion of their junior year of high school if they can provide written evidence of exceptional academic achievement, emotional stability and social maturity. Students who apply for early entrance are required:

  • to have a minimum GPA of "B" (3.00) in academic courses
  • to be ranked in the top 25th percentile of their class
  • to have earned scores of 1100 or higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test 1 (critical reading and verbal only)
  • to be interviewed on campus by an Admissions representative

To apply for early entrance: Complete the William Peace University application and submit a final transcript showing all work completed through the end of the junior year.

Note: To be eligible for financial assistance, students must have received a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent [generally the GED (General Education Diploma)]

Transfer Students

Applicants are required to submit official college transcripts from all colleges previously or currently enrolled at the time of application. In the event that the applicant is enrolled in classes at the time of application, she will be required to submit an updated, official final transcript upon completion of work in progress.

Prospective transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 hours of college-level course work (not including remedial or developmental courses) are required to submit SAT or ACT scores and an official transcript from high school. All transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Applicants are required to submit a completed Dean's Evaluation form before an admissions decision can be made. This form is to be completed by the Dean of Students at the last college or university attended.

International Students

Admissions decisions are based on evidence of a candidate's sound academic training, ability, motivation, maturity and integrity as shown in school records and standardized test results. International students applying under the auspices of Kaplan International or those who are presently enrolled in an American high school or college should contact the Office of Admissions for more information at 1-800-PEACE-47 (919-508-2214 locally) or admissions@peace.edu.

William Peace University is authorized by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services to enroll non-immigrant students in accordance with federal regulations. International applicants for fall must complete their application by May 1 for the fall semester or October 1 to be considered for the spring semester. The following guidelines are used to evaluate the application of International students:

  • William Peace University requires students seeking admission to complete the Personal Verification worksheet.
  • The Admissions Office must receive official copies of transcripts from all schools attended previously; all forms must be translated into English. William Peace University recommends using World Education Service, Inc. (WES) as a valid source of translation. WES does require a fee for translation.
  • William Peace University requires a minimum score of 550 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 213 on the computer-based TOFEL or a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOFEL from students whose native language is not English. To be considered for merit-based scholarships, international students are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT).
  • Four years of study of English as a foreign language is preferred; students should have maintained a grade of "C" or better in such courses.
  • Any National Examination results, such as British GCE "O" or "A" levels must be submitted as a part of the Application. Photocopies of these certificates must be certified by the high school and bear the secondary school's official stamp or seal.
  • Applicants must complete and submit the Certificate of Financial Responsibility upon acceptance.
  • Applicants must submit a notarized medical form with immunization records upon acceptance.

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through CFNC.org. We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your CFNC.org online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

William Peace University
Office of Admission
15 East Peace Street
Raleigh, NC  27604-1194
In-state telephone: (919) 508-2214
Out-of-state telephone: (800) 732-2347
Fax: (919) 508-2306
Website: www.peace.edu/admissions
How to Use the William Peace University Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

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