Admission of Adult Freshmen
Definition: Adult freshmen are defined as applicants who will be 25 years of age or older on or before the first day of classes for the term in which they are applying, and who have earned fewer than 27 semester/40 quarter hours of transfer coursework. (Those with more than 27 semester/40 quarter hours of transferable credit are treated as Transfer Students rather than freshmen).
In accordance with policy set by the Higher Education Coordinating Board, students 25 years of age or older are considered for admission on the basis of alternative criteria.
To be considered, all adult freshmen applicants must submit proof of high school graduation or its equivalent (such as GED), or a higher credential.
Students whose official transcripts from high school showing graduation with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, must provide ONE of the following three items to be considered.
Students whose official transcripts from high school showing graduation with a cumulative GPA of below a 2.5, must provide TWO of the following items in order to be considered:
- Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT test
- A narrative addressing these topics:
- Why is a college education important to you?
- Why are you interested in attending WSU?
- How have you demonstrated the characteristics necessary to be successful in college?
- A resume covering the period since you left high school, or the last five years, whichever is shorter.