Apply to WSU Tri-Cities

Admission Counselors are available by in-person appointments, virtual appointments, email, and text messaging and are here to help you make decisions about this next step in your life.

Note: Because application fees are non-refundable, please let us know if you have questions before you apply.

First-year student

You’re considered a first-year student if you’re applying to WSU for the academic year immediately after graduating from high school (even if you’re in Running Start) or you haven’t attended college since high school graduation. ($70 application fee)

Are you interested in enrolling in our Running Start program? Check out the requirements or email for more information.


You’re considered a transfer student if you attended an accredited college or university after your high school graduation (not including the summer immediately following your graduation). If all your college work was completed while in high school, please use the first-year application. ($70 application fee)


You’re considered a post-bachelor’s student if you have already completed a degree from another university. ($70 application fee)


You’re considered a returning student if you previously attended any WSU campus as an undergraduate degree-seeking student and have been away from WSU for two or more semesters. Note: If you were not in good academic standing your last semester at WSU, then you may need to apply for reinstatement. ($35 application fee)

Want to switch campuses?

Fill out a change of campus form if you’ve already applied and you’ve changed your mind about where you would like to attend. Admission or enrollment at one WSU campus does not guarantee admission or enrollment eligibility at another WSU campus.

International Undergraduate

Complete your WSU international application if your country of citizenship is other than the United States of America and you are not a resident alien (a permanent resident/immigrant).

Non-degree Seeking

Complete the WSU non-degree seeking application if you do not intend to complete an undergraduate degree at WSU Tri-Cities and are taking undergraduate coursework for one or more of the following reasons: Personal enrichment, completion of coursework for transfer to another institution, or teaching endorsement. ($35 application fee)

Graduate Student

If you have already spoken with the appropriate academic department and are ready to apply, you may start your WSU graduate school application now.

If you want to take graduate courses as a non-degree student, you will need to complete the Non-Degree Graduate Status application.