Former Students

Returning to WSU to complete your undergraduate degree?

You’re considered a returning student if you previously enrolled at WSU as an undergraduate degree-seeking student at any WSU campus and have been away for more than one semester, excluding the summer semester.

If you attended only a summer session and applied through the Summer Session office, you’re not considered a former student returning and you’ll need to fill out a first-year or transfer admission application.

If you’ve been absent for only one semester, you don’t need to reapply. Contact Academic Advising to plan your next steps.

Former Student Admissions Requirements Checklist

1. Fill out the Former/Returning Student admission application.
The priority application date for fall semester is May 1 and November 15 for spring semester, but we accept applications throughout the year.
Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are interested in applying.

2. Provide your transcripts.
If you’ve taken college courses elsewhere since you left WSU, request official transcripts from all colleges you attended.

Transcripts and test scores must be sent directly from the school or testing agency to WSU via secure electronic document transfer, fax or mail. Email is not accepted.

Washington State University Tri-Cities
Office of Admissions
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354
Fax: 509-372-7100


Note: WSU no longer using SAT and ACT in admissions process.

Do you have a solid academic record?

If your GPA at WSU never went below 2.0, no worries. If you earned below a 2.0 GPA in your last semester at WSU or had a cumulative GPA below 2.0, you’ll need to complete a reinstatement application which includes a personal statement.

Note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.