Bridges Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Bridges Program for?

The Bridges Program is designed for CBC students who plan to complete their Bachelor’s degree at WSU Tri-Cities, and have completed no more than 45 credits at CBC. Please read the Bridges Program Guidelines for complete details. 

How do I enroll in the Bridges Program?

Read the Bridges Program Guidelines on the Bridges Program page then, Fill out and submit the Declaration of Intent form.

How often should I meet with my CBC advisor?

At least once per quarter to ensure you are correctly following your plan of study.

How often should I meet with the WSU Tri-Cities transfer admissions counselor?

We recommend you meet with the WSU Tri-Cities transfer admissions counselor at least twice per year to verify your progress towards meeting degree requirements.

When should I apply to WSU Tri-Cities?

If you plan to begin classes during the Summer session (May-July) or Fall semester (August-December), you should complete the admission application between October of the previous year and the January 31 priority deadline of the same year. (i.e., Those beginning Summer or Fall semesters should apply before January 31). If you plan to begin classes during the Spring semester (January-May), you should complete the admission application between September and the November 15 priority deadline of the previous year. (i.e., Those beginning Spring 2017 should apply before November 15, 2016). 

Semester Start  Application opens  WSU Tri-Cities Application Due 
Summer Session  October  January 31, previous year 
Fall Semester  October  January 31, previous year 
Spring Semester  September  November 15, previous year 

What do I need to apply to WSU Tri-Cities?

Begin by filling out the Application Notice, and then the WSU Application. Fill out a Transcript Request to have your official CBC transcripts sent to WSU Tri-Cities. (If you have transfer work from colleges other than CBC, you will need to request those transcripts on your own. The Bridges program only provides CBC transcripts.) 

If you are still taking classes when you apply to WSU Tri-Cities:

When you have finished your last class at CBC, fill out another Transcript Request to have your final transcripts sent to WSU Tri-Cities. 

Are you ready to apply to WSU Tri-Cities?

Begin the application process by filling out the Application Notice.

Will this ensure my admissions to WSU Tri-Cities?

Participating in the Bridges Program cannot guarantee acceptance in WSU Tri-Cities and/or admissions into a respective degree program. However, the program is designed to prepare, assist and support students through the transfer process.  

Admissions into Major is required for all WSU transfer students. There are specific requirements needed to certify in each field of study. To ensure certification into the respective program, students must consult with their WSU Tri-Cities Transfer advisor.  

Some degree programs require a separate application from the general WSU admissions application and may require that students are admitted to both the college and the program before taking major classes. To learn about the application process for a respective degree program, it is recommended that students work with their WSU Tri-Cities Transfer advisor.  

An official transcript must be sent to WSU Tri-Cities at time of application and after the student has completed courses at CBC. Students in the Bridges Program may have official transcripts sent to WSU Tri-Cities at no cost.