- Running Start students.
- Homeschooled students.
- Students 25 and older who haven’t attended college since high school graduation.
The state of Washington maintains a set of academic core requirements called the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR) that all students have to meet to qualify for college admission. You can find more information on courses that meet admission requirements through the Washington Student Achievement Council.
How to apply as a freshman
1. Fill out the freshman application
The WSU Pullman freshman admission application for spring, summer, and fall 2020 is now available. We will start reviewing applications in September.
The priority date for admission applications is January 31. Applications received after January 31 are welcomed and will be reviewed on a space available basis. If you choose to attend a different semester than the one indicated on your application, you’ll need to re-apply.
If you’re in the top 10 percent of your class or have a 3.5+ unweighted GPA, check out WSU’s assured admission program. We have a spot waiting for you.
2. Apply for financial aid
To make sure you receive the highest possible amount of financial help, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid for HB 1079 students only) by January 31.
3. Provide your official transcripts, test scores, resumes, and more.
Your next step depends on your education background.
Still In High School at Time of Application
If you are still in high school at the time of application, please do the following in addition to filling out the admission application:
- Send your high school transcript to WSU by uploading the transcript when filling out the admission application, by using the document uploader in your myWSU account, by using an accepted documentation service such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Scribbles, or eScrip-Safe, or by mailing or faxing it to us. We do not accept transcripts via email.
- If you earned college credit, ask the college(s) to send official transcripts to WSU.
- Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to WSU. For more information about how WSU uses these scores, visit our FAQ.