Transfer Requirements

Admissions 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

Please note: When ordering an electronic transcript from a school that partners with e-Script Safe, National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment, DO NOT enter an email address. The partner agency will send us your transcript directly.

If your school does not partner with one of the listed agencies, request that your school mail a sealed official transcript to the address above.

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 evaluated, 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.