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Transfer Students

Admission Requirements

You’re considered a transfer for admissions purposes 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.

We require a minimum of a 2.50 transfer GPA. If your transfer GPA is less than a 2.50, then we may request additional material from you.

How to Apply
  1. Complete the application!  The priority application date for fall semester is January 31 and November 15 for spring semester, but we accept applications throughout the year. We prefer the online application, but you can also print a copy of the admission application and return it to our office.
  2. Request official transcripts from all the colleges or universities you have attended. Note that we will need transcripts even if the credit does not transfer.
  3. 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.
Some applicants may also be asked for updated transcripts before a decision is made.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

Our part
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. We will also 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.Once your file is complete and all your credentials have been evaluation, you’ll receive an admissions decision in the mail. You can also track the progress of your application through your student portal.
Your part

Note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.