Requirements & applying
Depending on where you've been and what your educational purpose is, the requirements you need to meet and the application you'll fill out may differ.
Before you apply for admission, read the following:
- If you submit the wrong application, you will need to reapply and repay the application fee
- You can apply to only one WSU campus
- If you decide to attend another WSU campus, complete the Change of Campus form > (PDF)
- If you change your semester of enrollment, you will need to reapply and repay the application fee
Because application fees are nonrefundable, contact us before you apply if you would like to discuss your application or are unsure as to which application form to use.
You could be eligible for a tuition waiver!
We are pleased to announce the introduction of our New Student Academic Achievement Awards! Apply online before July 1, 2013, for fall semester 2013.
We are currently adding new features to zzusis, our student information center. As we make this important transition, which includes admissions, we ask for your patience and understanding. Thank you.
Check out the info that fits your situation
You're considered a freshman for admission purposes if:
- You're applying to WSU for the academic year immediately after graduating from high school (Running Start students are considered freshmen for admission purposes).
- You haven't attended college since high school graduation and are under 25.
You're considered a transfer student if you attended an accredited college or university after your high school graduation (but not including the summer immediately following your graduation).
You need to apply for admission as an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Former WSU student
Apply as a former student if you previously attended at least one full semester at any WSU campus and have been away from WSU for two semesters or more.
If you'll be 25 years or older on your first day of classes at WSU and you have less than a full year of college work to transfer, apply as an adult student.
If you received some or all of your high school education through home-based instruction, follow these steps to apply to WSU.
Non-degree and second bachelor's
Use this info if: a) you already have a four-year college degree and want to pursue another degree; or b) you want to take a few courses for personal enlightenment or a certificate and don't intend to join a degree program.
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More admission info you'll want to know
Check out our assured admission program, application deadlines, important dates, and info on WSU credit for AP and IB exams.
Smart people love WSU! (And WSU loves them, too.) If you're among the top 10 percent of your high school class or if you've earned at least a 3.5 GPA, you're assured admission to WSU. Apply for admission and scholarships by the January 31 priority deadline, keep your grades up, and no worries: you're in.
AP and IB credit
WSU offers credit for qualifying scores on AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) exams.
Dates and deadlines
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Making college affordable
In hard economic times, WSU is stepping up to help. Just last year, the University awarded more than $207 million to 17,215 students.
See how WSU can help you pay for college.
Facts and figures
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