Summer Session

Visiting Students


WSU Tri-Cities welcomes students from other instituions who are in the Tri-Cities over the summer and want to make academic progress.

If you just plan to take a class or two that will transfer back to your home instituion, you will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student.

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 must work with their academic advisor at their home institution to verify that a WSU course will transfer back to fill requirements.

If you are planning to continue on to Fall 2018 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.

Note: Non-degree seeking students to not qualify for financial aid.

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.

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

NOTE: Summer 2018 tuition rates have not been finalized. All information is for Summer 2017 – check back in the spring for more information.

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

Undergraduate Tuition: $494/credit

Graduate Tuition$509/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: Cancelling your enrollment 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 cancelled enrollment 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.

Please view the add/drop chart (coming soon) for the full list of deadlines and important Summer Session dates.

Check out the Summer 2018 schedule of classes…