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What majors are available at WSU?

Washington State University offers more than 200 fields of study that can contribute to majors, minors, or courses of study.

What do I need to be admitted?

That depends on whether you are:

  • A freshman coming from high school
  • A transfer student
  • An international student
  • A graduate student

See the Requirements & Applying section for the requirements that fit you. If your questions aren’t answered there, you can find and contact your admissions counselor for advice and info.

What is the application deadline?

For application deadlines and a full list of important dates, see the dates and deadlines page. All deadlines are “postmarked by” dates (not received-by dates).

Do I have to be accepted to WSU before I can apply for a scholarship?

No. Apply for scholarships at the same time you apply for admission to the University. (Or after, if you like–just be sure to apply before the deadline.)

What address should I send materials to?

Please send transcripts (and all other mailed application materials) to:

Office of Admissions
370 Lighty Student Services Bldg
Washington State University
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067

Transcripts and test scores must be sent directly from the school or testing agency to WSU via secure electronic document transfer, fax, or mail (email is not accepted).

How do I know if you received my transcripts?

Check MyWSU to see if you are missing any items needed to process your application.

If I have a 2.5 transfer GPA, does that mean that I’m automatically admitted?

No. Admission is based on your academic record and performance, and also depends on available space.

Do you need transcripts from every school I’ve attended?

Yes. Ask every school you’ve attended (high school or college) to send a final official transcript to WSU, no matter when you last attended.

Why does WSU require a final official transcript?

We use the final transcript to verify the last term you attended school, to confirm you’ve graduated (from high school) and ensure that we’ve given you all the credit that’s available to you.In addition, the transcript shows your GPA at that school and helps establish your academic eligibility to transfer to WSU.

How do I know when you’ve received my application?

When you submit your application, we’ll automatically send you a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application. If you applied by mail, you’ll receive a letter from the admissions office acknowledging receipt of your application, usually within a week to ten days.

How do I qualify for financial aid?

To see if you qualify for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 31. All colleges use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Completing the FAFSA will help you get state and federal aid, and will help WSU consider you for additional aid — for instance, some scholarships consider financial need among their award criteria. Complete both the WSU scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure that you’re considered for the maximum amount of financial assistance.

HB 1079 and DACA students should file the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) instead.

More about financial aid, the FAFSA, and the WASFA.

Have other questions? Check out these other page.

Note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.

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