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Admissions Veterans & Military

First of all, thank you

Thank you for your service, dedication, and sacrifice. WSU offers academic and financial support for military members and their families serving in the state of Washington and around the world. Whether you’re active duty, national guard, reserve, a veteran, or interested in entering the military while pursuing your education, WSU has programs to meet your needs.

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Active duty while attending WSU

If you’re currently on active duty or plan to enter the military while pursuing your education, we can help. Active-duty members of the military who are stationed in Washington can attend WSU at in-state tuition rates.

Veteran’s affairs and military advising by campus

Officer commissioning programs

Military education resources

The Armed Forces education offices offer a variety of college education programs, and can be great sources of help and information.

Military installation education offices in Washington state

If you’re stationed in Washington, contact your base’s education office for info on available resources and programs that could help you get your college education.

State Veterans Affairs office

Contact us

Need more information about WSU? We’re glad to answer your questions.

WSU Veterans Affairs Office
509-335-1234

Admission
Toll-free: 1-888-GO-TO-WSU
(1-888-468-6978)

Student Financial Services
509-335-9711

Air Force ROTC
509-335-5598

Army ROTC
509-335-2591

Navy/Marine ROTC
208-885-6333
Toll-free: 1-888-884-3246 ext. 6333

A military-friendly university

G.I. Jobs lists WSU in its 2010 guide to military friendly schools. Only 15% of the nation’s 7,000 colleges, universities, and trade schools earn this designation.

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Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU Feb. 25, April 1 & 15 A special spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Out-of-State Experience March 25 A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.
  • Preview for Juniors April 22 Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.
  • Fall Preview This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction March 4 An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity March 10 & 11  An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

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