Transfer Students

No matter what path you’ve taken to college, you’re welcome at WSU—and we’re here to help. If you have enrolled in college coursework after the summer of your high school graduation, you’re a transfer student. There are no credit minimums or course requirements to be eligible to transfer, so you can apply to WSU when you are ready. Find all the information you need to get started right here.

Planning Your Transfer

  1. Explore the majors WSU offers
  2. Connect with your admission counselor to learn more about admission requirements
  3. Find out how your courses transfer
  4. Complete your admission application


Complete Your Application

  • Submit your application fee or fee waiver
  • Request transcripts from all colleges you have attended
    • Also, if you have less than 40 quarter credits/27 semester credits please submit your official final high school transcript

Priority Dates for Applications

Submit your application early to be considered for the most scholarships and early class registration opportunities.

Spring Semester

  • Session begins in January | Complete your application by November 15

Summer Sessions

  • Sessions beginning in May | Complete your application by April 24
  • Sessions beginning in June | Complete your application by May 22

Fall Semester

  • Semester begins is August | Complete your application by August 7 of the same year

Find Your Counselor

Your personal admission counselor is happy to answer your questions and help you transfer to WSU, successfully and seamlessly.

Out of State?

WSU accepts transfer degrees from nearly every state. Credits are evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine equivalency. View direct transfer agreements, the WICHE Interstate Passport, and more.


Important WSU Requirements

Although you can easily take care of graduation requirements after you enroll, you may want to prepare in advance for these two WSU requirements:

  1. Writing Portfolio: All WSU students are required to complete a writing portfolio after reaching 60 credits, which is usually during your junior year.
    Your writing portfolio consists of two parts:
    A packet containing two samples of original, graded writing from two different college courses
    A two-part impromptu timed essay
    For this reason, you should keep all the papers you write for your college courses. You can also use papers written for classes at your previous college in your portfolio packet.
    For more information, see the junior writing portfolio guidelines.
  2. Admission to Your Majors: Most WSU students are advised by the college in which they plan to major. Until they select a major, deciding students are advised in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students can generally take care of prerequisites and be admitted to a major sometime in their sophomore year.
    In some programs at WSU, you need to be admitted to your major before you can take upper-level courses. With advance planning, you may be able to meet these departmental requirements before transferring.


Transfer Credit Appointments

If you need help transferring credits, appointments are available for any prospective WSU student with transfer credit, including Running Start and other dual credit sources.


Contact Your Academic Department

To learn about specific admission to major requirements, prerequisites, and scholarship opportunities unique to your major, visit your academic department’s website.