Apply to WSU

Are you ready to join our Coug family? Although everyone has a different academic journey, we know you’ll have a rewarding and fulfilling one at WSU. Now is the time to take that first step and begin your journey with us. We’re pleased to connect you with an admission counselor who is eager to answer all your questions.

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Instant Decision Days

Open to high school seniors with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA, Instant Decision Days are drop-in style virtual events where you can get an admission decision within 20 minutes.

Application Process by Student Type

Everyone has a different and unique educational journey ahead. Get your application process started by selecting the student type that most closely applies to you.

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. First-year students, you can add WSU to your Common App.

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.

Important Undergraduate Dates

Aug 1

  • Admission Application Open

Jan 31

  • Top Scholars consideration priority date

May 1

  • Housing Application priority date
  • WSU General Scholarship Application deadline

June 1

  • Admission application priority date
  • FAFSA and WASFA filing priority date
  • Enrollment confirmation priority date