Requirements, dates, deadlines, applying
All the good stuff you need to know about Washington State University's admission requirements and the application process.
Requirements and how to apply
One size doesn't fit all in college admissions. Depending on where you've been and what your educational purpose is, the requirements you need to meet and the application you'll fill out may differ.
You're considered a freshman for admission purposes if:
- You're applying to WSU for the academic year immediately after graduating from high school (Running Start students are considered freshmen for admission purposes).
- You haven't attended college following the summer after high school graduation and are under 25.
You're considered a transfer student if you attended an accredited college or university after your high school graduation (but not including the summer immediately following your graduation).
You need to apply for admission as an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
You are considered a former student if you previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student at any WSU campus and have been away for more than one semester excluding summer.
If you'll be 25 years or older on your first day of classes at WSU and you have less than a full year of college work to transfer, apply as an adult student.
If you received some or all of your high school education through home-based instruction, follow these steps to apply to WSU.
Use this info if: a) you already have a four-year college degree and want to pursue another degree; or b) you want to take a few courses for personal enlightenment or a certificate and don't intend to join a degree program.
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More admission info you'll want to know
Check out our assured admission program, application deadlines, important dates, and info on WSU credit for AP and IB exams.
Smart people love WSU! (And WSU loves them, too.) If you're among the top 10 percent of your high school class or if you've earned at least a 3.5 GPA, you're assured admission to WSU. Apply for admission and scholarships by the January 31 priority deadline, keep your grades up, and no worries: you're in.
More about assured admission
AP and IB credit
WSU offers credit for qualifying scores on AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) exams.
AP and IB credit at WSU
Dates and deadlines
Deadlines and important dates - Make sure you do the right things at the right time.
Other ways to go to WSU
Online degrees and summer classes
Grad school and professional degrees
WSU has more than 70 graduate degree programs. Visit the WSU Graduate School for info, applications, and requirements.
Want an advanced degree in nursing? Pharmacy? Veterinary medicine? Check out the University's professional colleges: