We are excited to share that we have made substantial changes to our Western Undergraduate Exchange/Cougar Award program that will provide opportunity for more non-resident students to attend Washington State University than ever before.

With the Transfer Western Undergraduate Exchange or WUE (here we call it the “WUE/Cougar Award for Transfers“), an out-of-state transfer student may receive an $11,000 award, renewable for up to an additional three years, increasing from $10,000. Qualified students receive the award automatically, and are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU. No additional action or forms are required for consideration. For questions about the WUE/Cougar Award you are encouraged to visit our website or reach out to your WSU admission counselor.

The WUE/Cougar Award for Transfers is awarded to admitted transfer students with 27+ transferable semester credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
If your student doesn’t have 27 transferable semester credits, they must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 AND a cumulative minimum transfer GPA of 3.0.
To receive the award, you must also:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be a resident outside the state of Washington and charged non-resident tuition
  • Enroll at the Pullman campus as a transfer student starting in spring 2020 or fall 2020