You're considered an adult student for admission purposes if you'll be 25 years or older on your first day of classes at WSU, and have less than a year's worth of college work to transfer.
If you've completed a full year of transferable college work, you should follow the transfer student admission steps.
Admission requirements and how to apply
We realize it's likely that you've been away from the classroom for a while, so the admission requirements are a bit different.
Here's what you need to do:
1. Fill out your application
- If you haven't completed any college courses, fill out the freshman admission application.
- If you've been to college and have completed some courses, fill out the transfer admission application.
2. Send transcripts
- Have your high school send us an official transcript with graduation date. If you have a GED, have the testing agency send us your official GED score report instead.
- If you have completed some college courses, also have the college (or colleges) you attended send us your official transcripts.
3. Send supporting material
Since transcripts alone won't tell the story - it's been a while since high school, maybe also a while since your last college class - we also give you the chance to provide other information and tell us a bit about your experiences since then.
In addition to complete high school (or GED) and college transcripts, please also send:
- A resume covering the last five years; and
- A brief essay (no more than one page) addressing why you want to attend Washington State University.
Send materials to:
Washington State University
Office of Admissions
370 Lighty Student Services Building
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067