Washington State University Admissions

Become a Coug

Start your journey to a brighter future. Explore, participate, innovate. At WSU, we believe the newly blazed trail burns brightest. Take your first step to become a Coug.

Why Choose WSU?

Welcome to Washington State University’s Pullman campus, founded in 1890. Here you’ll find a strong sense of community united by school spirit and more than 200 programs that help guide you to a bright career path.

Start your
student journey

Choose your academic path. We’ll guide you through the application process and make sure you end up right where you want to be.

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First-Year Student

You’re a first-year student if you’re applying to WSU for the academic year immediately following high school or haven’t attended college since your high school graduation.
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Transfer Student

You’re a transfer student if you attended a college or university after graduating from high school, not including the summer immediately after graduation.
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Graduate Student

You’re a graduate student if you’ve earned your undergraduate degree and want to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate degree.
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International Student

You’re an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or Green Card Holder, DACA Status Holder, Asylee, Refugee Status and you require a visa to study in the U.S. or are already present in the U.S. on a visa, such as F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, among others.

Non Degree

You’re a non-degree student if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and are taking coursework for personal enrichment, to transfer to another college, or for a teaching endorsement.


You’re a post-bachelor’s degree student if you have already earned a bachelor’s degree from a school other than WSU.

Returning Student

You’re a returning student if you previously enrolled at WSU as an undergraduate degree-seeking student at any WSU campus and have been away for more than one semester, excluding the summer semester.

Step into your

Our faculty nurture diverse thinking to fuel discussion and prepare you for a fulfilling career. We value experiential learning to offer you a broad array of hands-on research opportunities, internships, and more.

200+ undergraduate & graduate fields of study

Academic Programs

With more than 200 fields of study to choose from, WSU Pullman holds the key to open a door to your better, brighter future. Look at our offerings to find the program that suits the career you want.

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WSU Campus

$403+ million in scholarships and grants

Cost of Attendance

Review the estimated and fixed costs for attending WSU Pullman for the academic year. With more than $400 million available in scholarships, grants, and loans, we want to make college affordable to everyone.

The Coug Experience

Coug spirit flows through our community. Find out about student organizations, leadership, and service, plus fitness and fun on our beautiful campus.

Pullman Campus

Explore WSU Pullman, a beautiful and thriving campus that’s unlike anywhere else. We offer in-person or virtual tours, videos, and more.

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Community is at the center of the unique and vibrant experience at Pullman. From scenic sights to delicious food, entertainment options to fitness opportunities, look beyond campus life

Clubs & Organizations

With more than 400 academic or cultural clubs, professional groups, and honors societies, you have a place at WSU.

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