Admissions Dates & Deadlines

AUGUST


OCTOBER

  • Apply for University housing – The summer/fall 2024 housing application opens. All confirmed students will be notified via email when the housing application opens.

NOVEMBER

  • November 15 Spring application priority date.

JANUARY

  • January 1 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) open. Learn more about the FAFSA and the WASFA from WSU Student Financial Services.
  • January 4 Attend New Coug Orientation for students enrolling spring semester. Weekend of Welcome for all new students takes place before spring semester classes begin.
  • January 31
    • Summer/fall 2024 admission application priority date to be considered for Top Scholar designation for first-year students. 

MAY

  • May 1 
    • WSU General Scholarship Application deadline (strongly encouraged)
    • Summer/fall 2024 admission application priority date for first-year students. Students who may be eligible for automatic academic awards, such as DUAA, UAA, and the WUE/Cougar Award should complete their application and provide required documents by this date. Admission applications will be accepted after this date on a space-available basis.
    • FAFSA or WASFA application priority submission date. (strongly encouraged) (WASFA for undocumented students and other select applicants)
    • Submit your housing application prior to May 1 for priority residence hall assignment. Housing applications submitted after May 1 will receive their assignment later in the summer.
  • Fraternity and sorority recruitment information goes out. If you’ve been accepted to the University and have not received this information by the end of May, contact the Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council for details.

JUNE

  • June 1 We recommend you confirm your enrollment before June 1. If you’ve been offered admission as a first-year or transfer student, confirming your enrollment secures your space at the university.
  • Attend a New Coug Orientation session. Check the Orientation website for available dates.

JULY

  • July 31 Financial aid verification documents deadline (if required).
  • Attend a New Coug Orientation session. Check the Orientation website for available dates.

AUGUST

  • August 7
    • Transfer student admission application priority date. Students who may be eligible for automatic academic awards, such as Cougar Award for Transfers or the WUE for Transfers should complete their application and provide required documents by this date.
    • Transfer students who have improved their cumulative GPA since being admitted to WSU, may resubmit the most up-to-date transcript to be re-considered for academic awards (Cougar Award for transfers or WUE for transfers). Be sure your cumulative unweighted GPA meets the award criteria before sending us your updated transcript. Transcripts must be received by WSU by August 7.
    • Attend a New Coug Orientation session. Check the Orientation website for available dates. This is the last chance to get registered for fall classes.
    • Week of Welcome for all new students takes place the week before fall semester classes begin. Be sure to attend WSU Convocation the Friday before classes start.

Academic Calendar

To see when classes begin, university holidays, and such, check out the Registrar’s academic calendar.