Dates & Deadlines

Deadline Update: 
WSU Tri-Cities has extended the deadline for the scholarship and undergrad admission application, given the recent announcement to offer additional in-person learning experiences in fall 2021.
Freshman complete admissions application – March 15
Transfer admissions application – July 15
Scholarship application – March 15
WSU no longer using SAT and ACT in admissions process.

Undergraduate Admissions


TermDateSemester start date
SpringNovember 15January 10
SummerMay 1May 16
FallMay 1August 21


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)
NursingDecember 20 (fall) or July 10 (spring)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Application Date
University-wide scholarships application May 1 (this application allows students to be eligible for WSU campus wide and WSU Tri-Cities scholarships)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAApplication opens in December. The priority deadline for institutional aid is May 1.
Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)Application opens in December. The priority deadline for institutional aid is May 1.


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
FallJanuary 10thClasses begin August 21
SpringJuly 1stClasses begin January 11