- 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
Priority date for admission applications is January 31. Applications received after January 31 are welcomed and will be assessed in our next review, with anticipated notifications by early spring.
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.
You can also apply through the mail using the 2018 Freshman Application PDF.
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.