Transfer Students

No matter what path you’ve taken to college, you’re welcome at WSU—and we’re here to help. Find all the information you need to get started right here.

Priority Dates for Applications

If you plan to start in the spring, submit by November 15th.

If you plan to start in summer or fall, submit by August 7th.

Complete your admission application, submit your application fee or fee waiver, and request transcripts from all colleges you have attended.

Planning Your Transfer

No matter the path you’ve taken to college, we are here to help you continue your education at WSU. Take these first steps to start planning your transfer as a Future Coug.

  1. Explore campus and find your major
  2. Connect with your admission counselor to learn more about admission requirements
  3. Find out how your courses transfer


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.