Due to the evolving COVID-19 environment and recent governmental declarations, Washington State University has been closely monitoring the impact on students and has been re-evaluating our processes, deadlines, and requirements in response. We will do everything we can so this unforeseen situation does not adversely impact our students, current and incoming.
To help you best support your students, here is a summary of the changes we’ve made to our admissions processes for your reference:
- Washington State University will not require SAT or ACT scores for applicants seeking to enter in the summer or fall semester of 2021 or the spring semester of 2022. Accordingly for these terms, SAT/ACT scores will not be used as a factor in admission decisions. This applies to all campuses in the WSU system. The university has not determined standardized test requirements for the entering classes of summer 2022 and beyond. We will update our website as decisions are made.
- We changed our priority confirmation date from May 1 to June 1 to allow students and their families more time to explore virtual resources and make their college decision.
- We are granting change of campus requests for students who have decided to stay closer to home. Students who have been admitted and/or confirmed to WSU Pullman will be allowed to transfer their admission to any of WSU’s other campuses: Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Global (online), Spokane*, or Everett*. *Spokane and Everett do not accept freshman students.
- Changes in grading systems to Pass/No Pass (P/VP) or Credit/No Credit (C/NC) as a result of COVID-19 will not adversely affect students’ admission to WSU. Such grading systems will not be factored into a student’s GPA.
For answers to many commonly asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting admissions at WSU, we have created a new FAQ page. You are also welcome to reach out to your personal admission counselor at any time.
To learn more about WSU’s continued response to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 information page.