Undergrad Admissions

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

Find Your Application Type

Not sure where exactly to start? That’s okay! Figure out what student category you fit in and then click the link to find out more about requirements, deadlines, and to find the online application.

Still uncertain about which category you fit in? No problem, give us a call at 509-372-7250 and an admissions counselor will be happy to assist you.

Want to switch campuses? Fill out this 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.

Application Deadlines

May 1

General Scholarship Application Deadline

May 1

First-Year Application Priority Deadline

July 15

Transfer Application Priority Deadline
Note: WSU Tri-Cities offers rolling admissions, meaning we will still accept applications after these dates. However, students who wish to become eligible for merit-based academic awards (free funds that are applied toward tuition), should apply by these dates.

Which Type Of Undergrad Student Are You?

First-Year Students

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.

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You’re considered a transfer student if you attended an accredited college or university after your high school graduation, but that doesn’t include the summer immediately following your graduation.

International Undergraduate

You’re considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you require a visa to study in the U.S.

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You’re considered a non-degree student if you want to take a few courses for personal enlightenment or a certificate and don’t intend to join a degree program.

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You’re considered a post-degree student if you have already completed a degree from another university.

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Returning Student

You’re considered a returning student if you previously attended at least one full semester at any WSU campus and have been away from WSU for two or more semesters.

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Current Junior or Senior High School Student

The Running Start program allows qualifying high school juniors and seniors to attend classes on the WSU Tri Cities campus and receive both high school and college credit simultaneously.

We partner with all Mid-Columbia high schools, along with surrounding school districts, including Prosser, Connell, Columbia, Kahlotus, Finley, Kiona-Benton, Omak and Grandview.

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Current CBC Student

The Bridges Program is for students who plan to start their education at Columbia Basin College (CBC) and finish at Washington State University Tri-Cities. This program is intended for students who have earned less than 45 quarter credits at CBC with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

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Still Searching For The Right Degree?

Take the MyMajors quiz to help you decide which program fits your ambitions or explore our degree offering list of 20 bachelor’s and 33 graduate programs.

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