Admissions

University Entrance Requirements

Wexford University is seeking to admit enthusiastic and determined students, who are willing to take on a rewarding undergraduate and/or graduate degree program in health, fitness, nutrition and sports psychology. See specific details on continuing education course and personal trainer certification enrollment.

General Admission Requirements for Degree Programs

To be considered for admission to Wexford University degree programs, you must meet the following minimum requirements, although completing these requirements does not guarantee admission.

For Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Apply for admission
  • Submit official transcripts of all prior academic work from high school(s), community college(s) and Universities.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Interview with Wexford University counselor to determine subjective fit with University expectations

For Graduate Degree Programs

  • Apply for admission
  • Submit official transcripts verifying Bachelor’s degree from recognized institution.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Interview with Wexford University counselor to determine subjective fit with University expectations.

Transfer Policy

Undergraduates pursuing a degree may receive up to 45 credit hours for Associate’s (or 90 for Bachelor’s) of transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject matter and curriculum requirements of students’ degree programs at Wexford University. Graduate students pursuing a Master’s Degree may receive up to 6 credit hours of transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject matter and curriculum requirements for students’ degree programs at Wexford University.

Limits on Awarding Transfer and Extra-Institutional Credit

Wexford University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all academic credits offered for transfer. There is a 2.0 GPA minimum from any course for transfer credit.

Maximum Allowable Transferable Credits

Associates

Allowable transferable credits up to the sole discretion of Wexford University Admissions Office.

Bachelors

A maximum of 75 percent of the units or credit that may be applied toward the award of a bachelor’s degree may be derived from a combination of any or both of the following:

(A) Units earned at institutions approved by the Bureau (BPPE), public or private institutions of higher learning accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, OR any institution of higher learning, including foreign institutions, if the institution offering the undergraduate program documents that the institution of higher learning at which the units were earned offers degree programs equivalent to degree programs approved by the Bureau or accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;

(B) Challenge examinations and standardized tests such as the College Level Placement Tests (CLEP) for specific academic disciplines.

Masters

No more than 20% of graduate semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward a Master’s degree. An institution may accept transfer credits only from the institutions of higher learning described in subsection.

Doctoral

No more than 30 graduate semester credits or its equivalent awarded by another institution may be credited toward a doctoral degree. This subdivision does not apply to graduate programs that lead to a profession or an occupation requiring state licensure where the licensing agency has a regulation permitting a different standard.

No Entrance Exams Required for Enrollment

No SAT and ACT for AA or BS and no GRE for graduate programs.

Degree Program specific requirements

The below coursework must be completed prior (or in come cases concurrently) to enrollment within each of the respective degree programs.

Associates of Arts in Fitness Training (AA)

High School diploma or GED

Bachelor Degree in Health and Fitness (BS) AA or AS to include:

  • Exercise Science (Health and Performance Assessments, Exercise Physiology)

** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity
to take the prerequisites at Wexford

For Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (MS) BA or BS to include:

  • Kinesiology

** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you will have the opportunity to take the prerequisites at Wexford

Master of Arts in Applied Sports and Fitness Psychology (MA)

BA or BS to include at least one class in each of the following:

  • Intro to Psychology

** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity
to take the prerequisites at Wexford

Doctor of Applied Sports Psychology (EdD)

MA or MS to include at least one class in each of the following:

  • Theories in Psychology or equivalent

** If you have not completed this prior to enrollment you have the opportunity
to take the prerequisites at Wexford

An applicant for the associate program must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores are not required for admission to undergraduate programs. General Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required for admission into a master’s program; however, a bachelor’s degree is required for entrance into a masters program, and a masters degree is required to enroll in the doctoral program.

English Language

Course materials are provided only in English. Students are expected to be proficient in the oral and written use of the English language.

International Students

Wexford University welcomes international students from around the world who are seeking an American education which is accelerated and online. You can earn an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree from the comfort of your own home country.

International students whose primary language is not English must have a sufficient command and comprehension of the English language to benefit from instruction at this university.

Coursework is delivered in English through English textbooks, English spoken video lectures, and through consultation and critique by English speaking Faculty. Therefore, learners must be able to communicate effectively in English to complete courses.

Applicants whose native language is not English, and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately licensed/accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction, must provide evidence of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

AA/BS:

  • A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 44 on the PTE** Academic Score Report.

Masters Degree:

  • A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report

Doctoral Degree:

  • A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the PTE Academic Score Report.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS English as a Second Language Placement Test;
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited*/recognized accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Masters, or Doctoral Degree.
  • A transcript indicating a grade of “C” or higher in an English composition course from an appropriately-accredited*/recognized college or university; “B” or higher for Masters, or Doctoral Degree; or
  • Undergraduate only: A high school diploma completed at an appropriately accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).

*Accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities.

TOEFL/ETS Services:

PO Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA.
Phone: (609)771-7100 or (877) 863-3546
Fax: (610) 290-8972
Web: www.toefl.org

IELTS International

825 Colorado Boulevard
Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90041
USA
Tel: +1 (0)323 255 2771
Fax: +1 (0)323 255 1261
Web: www.ielts.org

For additional information, please contact a Wexford University Enrollment Advisor who can answer any questions you may have.

Admissions Process

– Applicant must complete and submit online application form and pay the application fee of $50 (USD) using  a VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or AMERICAN EXPRESS credit card.

– Applicant will receive receipt and email with applicant’s unique application ID to be used for further correspondence with the admissions office.

Admissions will require the following, prior to starting review process:
If the applicant is under the age of 18, admissions will require Parent/Guardian information.  Request will be emailed to applicant.

If the applicant is a service member or veteran, admissions will require a copy of DD-214 (must include Character of Service), Discharge Certificate, Military Orders, Retirement Certificate, or Military LES.  (Only one document is required)

If applicant is an international student, admissions will require evidence of English proficiency. Refer to international student information on this page for requirements.

All applicants must submit official transcripts of all prior academic work from high school(s), community college(s), and universities.

Official transcripts must be mailed to:

Wexford University
Attn: Office of Admissions & Recruitment
30021 Tomas
Suite 210
Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688

Admissions will not accept faxed, scanned or emailed transcripts.

You will have a phone interview with Wexford University counselor to determine subjective fit with University expectations.  Admissions will setup appointment with applicant.

Once all of the above documentation requirements are met and interview has been completed, application will be reviewed and applicant will receive a letter in the mail with a decision. The entire review process may take up to 20 business days or less.

All applicants must complete the following before being formally enrolled in the degree program of choice:
(1) A completed online admissions form (see below under Enrollment)

(2) Application Fee: $50 USD which is non-refundable

(3) Official transcript from each state-licensed or accredited college or university attended regardless of whether a diploma was issued, or a high school diploma or equivalent if there is no prior completion of college university courses. (* contact Wexford University for acceptable colleges)

To be considered official, transcripts must come directly from the registrar’s office of the institution the applicant attends, or has attended, or from other appropriate official agencies. Transcript copies will be accepted for enrollment purposes; however, all credentials must be verified by official transcript to the college within 30 days of acceptance into a degree program.

An undergraduate applicant who is beyond the age of compulsory education and who has not previously attended an institution of higher learning may be conditionally admitted until proof of high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is received. In recognition of the importance of ethical practices in the admissions process, Wexford University subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice in College Admission and Recruitment which as been approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Counselors (AACRAO).

 

Tax Deduction for Educational Expenses

U.S. Treasury Regulation 1.162.5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, costs of travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to:

  • Maintain or improve skills required in one’s employment or trade or business, or
  • Meet specific requirements of an employer or law imposed as a condition to retention of employment, job status or rate of compensation.

Please check with your tax preparer/advisor/CPA and/or the Internal Revenue Service.

Enrollment

In order to enroll at Wexford University, an applicant must be accepted for admission and submit appropriate tuition fees.

Denial of Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if Wexford University determines that the college is unable to meet the educational needs and objectives of the applicant. If an applicant is denied admission any tuition fee paid will be refunded. The registration fee will not be refunded.

Shipping and Handling Fees

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the student and will vary according to the course materials being sent (by 2nd party provider), and the student’s geographical location.

Undergraduate Tuition Schedule

Tuition payment is due upon submission of the enrollment agreement for entrance into an individual course or a degree program. A specific tuition plan must be defined prior to access to the learning management system (LMS).

Financial Probation and Suspension

It is Wexford University’s policy that students’ financial accounts must be current. If difficulties arise, appropriate arrangements must be made with the Registrar. Students who fail to complete satisfactory arrangements or who default on their financial arrangement are subject to financial suspension. No transcripts or other documents, including study materials or grade reports, will be issued to students on financial suspension.

Academic Regulations

Academic Honesty and Integrity
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature, professional, and ethical manner.
Students may be terminated or disqualified from their program of study for any of the following reasons:

• Failure to maintain the tuition payment agreement.
• Plagiarism of others work.
• Failure to submit work according to the standards specified by the University.
• Falsification of records, transcripts, or coursework documents submitted for review
or credit.
• Deceit, fraudulence, cheating, unethical or disruptive behavior, forgery or vandalism.
• Failure to demonstrate reasonable and successful academic progress. Students
completing coursework must complete a minimum of one course every six months for a minimum of two courses per year.

Tuition Information