Summer Session

Current Students


If you are currently enrolled on any of the WSU campuses, then you do not need to apply for admission to Summer Session. Simply register for Summer Session courses on myWSU.

Registration for Summer Session courses on myWSU begins on March 9, 2020 and continues through the start of the last session of summer. There are no advising holds for summer, but be sure to discuss summer enrollment with your academic advisor.

If you have recently been admitted for the fall semester and would like to take summer courses, simply contact the Office of Admissions and request that your admission be back-dated to include summer session Once you have been back-dated for summer, log on to your new myWSU account, and register for courses. Be sure to speak with an academic advisor before enrolling.

Are you planning to transfer to WSU Tri-Cities for the fall semester? Why not come early for a summer course or two? The first summer session courses begin in early May, but students transferring from schools on the quarter system usually register for WSU Tri-Cities courses beginning in the Late 6-Week session of summer which will begin in mid-June. An Admissions Counselor will be happy to help you with your application.

Tuition is due on the first day of class; assessment of late fees for unpaid tuition will begin on the dates listed. Fees are cumulative; accounts will be assessed a fee on each deadline that the balance remains unpaid.

An eligible individual may enroll in academic courses during Summer Session without paying regular tuition on a space-available basis. A limited number of additional students are accepted if the class can be taught without incurring additional costs. Please be aware tuition-paying students are given priority.

Individuals must submit a Summer Educational Benefits Request form to the Campus Registrar’s office in Floyd 269 by 5 p.m. on the first day of class.

If you are not enrolled in the previous spring term, you must apply for admission to Summer Session by completing a non-degree application.

Eligible Individuals:

  • A civil service employee holding a half-time or greater appointment and having permanent status by the first day of class which he or she wants to take.
  • A civil service employee on a trial service appointment meeting the above criteria.
  • A faculty or administrative professional employee holding a half-time or greater appointment.
  • An employee covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement is eligible on the same basis as a civil service employee unless otherwise defined by the terms of the applicable bargaining unit contract.

The benefit may not be used for the following types of courses:

  • Internships
  • Tutorials, private lessons, or practicums
  • Center for Distance and Professional Education (CDPE) degree classes
  • WSU Online classes
  • Independent study, including courses numbered 499, 600, 700, 702, and 800

Tuition and Fees

There is no out-of-state tuition rate in the summer!

Undergraduate Tuition: $538/credit

Graduate Tuition$617/credit

Auditing a Course: Unlike fall and spring courses, students are required to pay full tuition and fees when auditing a course during Summer Session.

Tuition is due one the first day of class; assessment of late fees for unpaid tuition will begin on the dates listed. Fees are cumulative; accounts will be assessed a fee on each deadline that the balance remains unpaid.

Important: Withdrawing for the current term will remove all your WSU courses at all campuses. This will include all classes you may be taking concurrently on one or more WSU campuses and through WSU Online.

If you submit a term withdrawal after the drop deadline without penalty deadline, all tuition and fees will still be owed.

If done before the drop without penalty deadline, there will be a 100% refund of tuition and fees.

There is no cancellation fee in the summer.

Refund Policy

Refunds for a class only occurs if the class is dropped before the drop without penalty deadline.

Financial Aid

In order to be considered for Financial Aid you must complete all of the following items:

  1. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2 school year must be on file with Washington State University.
  2. Be admitted as a degree-seeking student.
  3. Undergraduates need to be enrolled in at least six credits; graduate students need to be enrolled in at least three credits. Students will be notified of their financial aid eligibility within 3 days of registering for the minimum number of credits.

NOTE: Continuing students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward completion of a degree. For the complete SAP policy, please refer to the Financial Aid website.

Typically, federal financial aid for summer consists of grants and loans that a student may have qualified for during the academic year but did not accept or use.

Note: Some students may experience a delay in delivery of their summer financial aid until spring semester grades are posted to their transcripts and verified for satisfactory progress.

Check out the summer  schedule…