Dates & Deadlines

Undergraduate Admissions

WSU Tri-Cities recognizes the scale of the novel coronavirus, and we understand that it is a quickly evolving situation. Our highest priority is for the health and well-being of everyone affected by COVID-19.

We take our mission to support our students and community seriously and WSU Tri-Cities has announced several precautionary measures to respond to COVID-19. These measures include the cancellation of all on-campus visits and events. Campus tours and group visits have been suspended for now and we are unable to accommodate walk-in visitors.  This is a very difficult decision, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

We have also extended the deadline for admitted students to confirm enrollment for fall semester. Our new priority date to pay your advance tuition deposit is June 1, 2020.  We will continue to accept deposits and change of campus forms throughout the summer.

Admission Counselors are still available by virtual appointments, email, and text messaging. We understand the growing levels of uncertainty right now and are here to help you make decisions about this next step in your life.


TermDateSemester start date
Fall 2020Jan. 31Classes begin Aug. 24, 2020
Summer 2020Jan. 31Classes begin May/June, 2020
Spring 2021Nov. 15Classes begin Jan. 11, 2021


For answers, call the Admissions Office at 509-372-7250 or send us an email.

These undergraduate programs have additional applications required to certify into the major:

EducationMarch 1 (fall start only)
NursingDec. 20 (fall) or July 10 (spring)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Application Date
University-wide scholarships application January 31 (this application allows students to be eligible for WSU campus wide and WSU Tri-Cities scholarships)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)New Students: Apply between October 1 and January 31

Heads up - 2020/2021 FAFSA filing is coming early! File your 2020/2021 FAFSA in October.
Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)New Students: Apply between October 1 and January 31

Heads up - 2020/2021 FAFSA filing is coming early! File your 2020/2021WASFA in October.


For answers, call Financial Aid at 509-372-7228 or send us an email.

Graduate Priority Admissions

Please note: Academic departments may have earlier or later deadlines, so we recommend you contact them if the information is not listed on the degree programs page.

TermDateSemester start date
Fall 2019January 10Classes begin Aug. 24, 2020
Spring 2020July 1 Classes begin Jan. 11, 2021