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If you are interested in the Regents Scholars Program, your first step is to let your school counselor or principal know. It’s up to them to decide who to nominate. Your next step is to sign up for an early SAT or ACT test date.  Official scores must be received by WSU before the deadline or your submission will not be accepted.

Whether you’re nominated for a Regents award or not, be sure to apply for admission and submit the WSU scholarship application. There are many other WSU scholarships you may qualify for, and we’d love to have you here.

What’s next if you’re nominated?

If you have been nominated for a WSU Regents Scholarship, you will need to complete the following steps by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 to be eligible for an award.

  1. Complete the WSU admission application.
  2. Complete the WSU general scholarship application.
  3. Have official transcripts sent to the WSU Office of Admission. Transcripts must be sent directly from your high school registrar to WSU.
  4. Have SAT or ACT scores sent to the WSU Office of Admission. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to WSU.

All items must be received by WSU by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Mailed materials can be sent to this address:

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

Students who qualify academically and have completed and submitted the applications and required documentation by the November 30 deadline will be eligible for scholarship review.

All applications and materials will be reviewed by a panel of WSU faculty and staff members in December and January. Students selected to receive an award will be notified by mail at the end of January by WSU Student Financial Services. Scholarship winners will also be announced on this website.

Deadlines and important dates

  • Sept. 13: Nominations open
  • Oct. 19: Nomination deadline
  • Nov. 30: Student materials due
  • January: Award winners notified

A list of scholarship winners will be announced and published here in the last week of January.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Future Cougar Day Get a taste of our top-notch academics and enjoy the excitement of Cougar football after a delicious pregame BBQ.
  • 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

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.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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