One of the greatest pleasures experienced by the Admissions staff is informing a student they have been accepted to Washington State University. Conversely, having to inform a student they will not be offered admission to WSU is one of the most difficult things we face in our jobs. We are fully aware there is a lot riding on our decisions, and we take the business of evaluating each student’s admission credentials very seriously. There are many factors we take into consideration such as a student’s GPA, rigor of coursework, grade trends over time and more. We look at each factor carefully to determine if the applicant has the qualifications to be a successful student at WSU.

The last thing we want to do is accept a student who is likely to struggle academically and fall behind their peers. Many students in this situation not only drop out of college (with some debt), but research shows they often never give higher education another try. Our goal is to encourage all students who don’t initially meet our admissions standards to continue pursuing higher education.

Please encourage students who have been denied admission to continue working on their academic portfolio by either retaking classes to increase their grade point average or taking more rigorous course work. We would be happy to work with you and your students to develop a transfer plan to ensure a smooth transition to WSU. Please contact our transfer advisor, Austin Jasienski, at austin.jasienski@wsu.edu or 509-335-0457, or work with your regional admissions representative.