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Admissions Eligibility

Who is eligible for the Regents program?

Washington high schools and student nominees must all meet specific criteria to be eligible to participate in the Regents Scholars Program.

Student eligibility

To be eligible for nomination and consideration for a Regents Scholarship award, students must:

  • Be a Washington state resident.
  • Be a high school senior.
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement based on a combination of grade point average (GPA) and SAT or ACT test scores, as well as, community, civic, and co-curricular involvement.
  • Use the Eligibility Calculator to see if you are eligible for the Regents Scholars Program.
  • Complete the WSU application for admission (including sending high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores) and complete the general scholarship application by the Regents Scholars Program deadline.
  • Enter the WSU Pullman campus as a freshman in the fall semester after high school graduation.

Schools that are eligible to nominate


Public Schools

All public schools on the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) list are eligible.

Private Schools

Eligible private schools must be OSPI-approved with an OSPI-reported enrollment of at least 100 in grades 9 through 12.  They must also have students enrolled in at least 3 of 4 high-school grade levels.

Each eligible school is invited to nominate two high school seniors for Regents Scholar awards.

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  • Experience WSU A series of fall and spring semester events for admitted students. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Fall Preview Oct. 14 & 28 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.
  • Game Day Tours Coming to a home football game? Add a tour to your day and see what academics and athletics is all about at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction 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 An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.

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  • 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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