Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school (not including the summer immediately following high school graduation; if all your college work was done in high school, use the freshman application).
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How to apply to WSU
If you’ll be transferring college credit to WSU, here are the admission requirements and application steps you need to follow.
1. Fill out the application (and do it early!)
Admission to WSU is offered to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Transfer admission application
- Scholarship application
2. Request transcripts from all colleges you have attended.
If you have less than a full year of college credit to transfer, we may ask you to also have your high school transcript (or GED) and test scores (SAT or ACT) sent to WSU.
Transcripts and test scores must be sent directly from the school or testing agency to WSU:
Washington State University Tri-Cities
Office of Admissions
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671
After you apply
When we receive your application, the application fee (or waiver request), and official transcripts from the college(s) you’ve attended, the Office of Admissions will review your application and all supporting materials. If you’re offered admission we ask that you confirm your offer of admission by paying the $200 advance tuition deposit. Once the deposit is paid we’ll determine your total number of transferable college credits, cumulative GPA in the transferable work, and which University common requirements (UCORE) you’ve completed. Courses that are applicable to your major will be evaluated by the department you’re planning to major in.
If you have less than a full year of college-level academic work, we may also request your high school transcript (or GED) and SAT/ACT scores for admission consideration. Some applicants may also be asked for updated transcripts before a decision is made.
For more information on checking your application status through WSU’s secure online portal, visit zzusisinfo.wsu.edu. We will notify you of the admission decision by letter.
Check out the writing portfolio requirement. If you keep the college papers you’ve already written, you may be able to use them for the WSU writing portfolio.
Check out the requirements for your major and contact the department. Ask them what they think an incoming transfer student should know. Some programs have specific requirements that you'll want to be aware of. Knowing them beforehand will help prevent unpleasant surprises.
Visit campus if you haven’t already. You can schedule your own visit or sign up for an organized visit.
If you've been offered admission, pay the advance tuition deposit by May 1 to hold your place at WSU.