Undergraduate students

Apply early! WSU Vancouver accepts qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Online applications are encouraged—and you’ll get results faster.

The basic admission requirements here apply to everyone. The department you want to join may have its own specific requirements; contact the department to find out.


To be eligible for admission, you must meet the College Academic Distribution Requirements, or CADRS, established by the state of Washington.

If you are applying while still in high school, you must maintain a satisfactory academic record and complete graduation before you can enroll at the university.

For priority consideration, submit your WSU Vancouver application by Jan. 31 for fall semester and Nov. 15 for spring. Later applications are accepted if space is available. If you decide to attend at a different time, you’ll have to re-apply.


  • Have your high school send your official transcripts.
  • Have the testing agency send your SAT or ACT scores (use the main WSU campus code: 4705 for SAT; 4482 for ACT). For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions about Standardized Tests.
  • Pay the $50 application fee when you apply.

There are additional requirements if you have attended school outside of the United States.

Did you take college credit programs? (Includes advanced placement, college-level examination program, Running Start or international baccalaureate.) Learn more about credits earned through college credit programs.

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Transfer students

As a transfer student, you’re among friends. The majority of WSU Vancouver students have transferred from another school. 

Transfer students with a qualifying college grade-point average of 2.5 and at least 27 semester (40 quarter) hours of transferable college credit are eligible for admission if space is available at the time of application. If you have fewer hours, you must also meet the freshman admission requirements. If you have a lower GPA, your record will be reviewed to determine eligibility.

In addition to your application:

  • Have a copy of your final transcript sent to WSU Vancouver.
  • If you have fewer than 27 semester (40 quarter) hours of transferable
    credits, submit high school transcripts and test score results from the SAT or
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Learn how your previous credits will transfer.

Check out our Road Map for Transfer Students to learn more.

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International admission

Students from all over the world come to WSU Vancouver. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you are considered an international student.

In addition to the international application, please submit the following:

Send these materials to:

WSU Vancouver Office of Admissions
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA, USA 98686-9600

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