Veterans Steps to Enrollment

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Complete the online Admissions Application and select the Tri-Cities campus. You will receive an e-mail within days after you apply. That message will give directions about how to create a network ID and login to your my.WSU student portal so you can track the status of your application.

Admissions staff will communicate with you about your application and admissions status.

If you have questions, contact the Admissions Office at (509) 372-7250 or

Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from high school, Joint Services Transcript or CCAF, and transcripts from all the colleges or universities you have ever attended (if you have never attended a college or university, you must submit an official high school transcript).

Note: The Joint Services Transcript (JST) has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript (CGI), Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART).

If you served in the Air Force, you will request transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force CCAF.

Submit transcripts to:

WSU Tri-Cities
Office of Admissions
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Jordyn Creighton

Jordyn Creighton

Student Financial and Support Services Manager

Step 4: Apply for Veterans Benefits

Step 5: Academic Advising

Undergraduate advising is a partnership between you, your professional advisor, and your faculty mentor and it goes beyond course selection. Whether you plan to enter the workforce or continue on to earn an advanced degree, your academic advisors and mentor will guide you toward that goal. This holistic approach ensures that you are engaged in your academic plan, connected to the campus community and resources, and are earning your degree as efficiently as possible.

The quickest way to contact Undergraduate Advising is to send an email to Advisors check messages regularly and make sure they get to the appropriate advisor so you can get a response within 24 business hours.

Step 6: New Student Orientation

WSU Tri-Cities is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for students beginning their first year. The New Student Experience fosters new-student development and academic success by providing students with effective support services that promote students’ achievement of their educational and personal growth plans.

In a collaboration between departments across campus, the New Student Experience provides superior support services and programs that foster student persistence, completion of educational plans, and timely graduation.

Registration is required.