Summer Session

Visiting Students


Undergraduate Visiting Students

Whether you are a visiting student from Spain, or a former WSU student returning, we welcome you to WSU Tri-Cities Summer Session. In order to apply please visit the WSU Tri-Cities Admissions website and select the student application that best describes your student status. While you are completing your application, make sure to indicate that you would like to attend Summer Session.

If you’re only attending for the summer and will not be continuing on to the Fall 2017 term as an admitted student, please complete the application as a non-degree seeking student to expedite the application process. Once you have applied as a non-degree student, obtain your network ID on the myWSU portal and sign up for classes. Non-degree students do not have advising holds and are not required to meet with an advisor.

If you are planning to continue on to Fall 2017 and beyond, please complete the degree seeking application that best suits you. It is recommended you speak with an advisor in Academic Advising to discuss Summer Session options.

Register for Summer Session courses on myWSU beginning in Spring 2017 continuing through the start of the last session of summer.

Graduate Students

Students who wish to begin working toward a graduate degree at WSU Tri-Cities during the summer need to apply for admission to the Graduate School. Here you will find application forms and instructions available online. To request an application, call (509) 372-7245 or email

Credits earned during Summer Session at WSU Tri-Cities are applied in the same manner and subject to the same rules and regulations as credits earned during the fall and spring semesters.

There are opportunities for research during the summer months in a number of departments.

Register for Summer Session courses on myWSU beginning in Spring 2017 continuing through the start of the last session of summer.

WSU Employees

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 WSU Tri-Cities Registrar office in W269 by 5:00 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 Summer Session Non-Degree application online.

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

Undergraduate tuition rate for Summer 2017: Coming Soon

Graduate Tuition

Graduate tuition rate for Summer 2017: Coming Soon

Auditing a Course

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

WSU Employees

Qualifying faculty and staff may enroll in up to 4 credits during the Summer Session. You may find the Summer Educational Benefit Request by clicking here. To learn if you qualify, click here.

There is a non-refundable $5.00 administrative fee plus special course fees, laboratory fees, and late payment fees. The $5.00 fee cannot be paid with an Interdepartmental Requisition and Invoice (IRI).

For a list of excepted courses, please see above.

More Information

For more information, including Tuition Due Dates for Summer 2017, Cancellation and Refund policies, Financial Aid, and a list of FAQs, please refer to the second half of the Current Students page.

2017 summer courses will be available soon.