Admission RequirementsYou’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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Washington State University Tri-Cities Office of Admissions 2710 Crimson Way Richland, WA 99354-1671
After you apply
Our partWhen 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.
- Review 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 transfer credit equivalency data base to learn more about how to transfer your credit.
- 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 Tri-Cities.
Note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.