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.


Freshmen

  • You expect to graduate from high school this academic year
  • Or, you have graduated and have not been enrolled in college beyond the first summer after graduation

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

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.

Freshmen admissions requirements checklist

  • Submit the freshman admission application and pay the $50 application fee
  • Have your high school send us your official transcripts:

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

  • Have the testing agency send your SAT or ACT scores (use the main WSU campus code: 4705 for SAT; 4482 for ACT).

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

  • You have attended college since graduating from high school (not including the summer immediately following high school graduation)

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.

Transfer admissions requirements checklist

  • Submit the transfer admission application and pay the $50 application fee
  • Have official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent to us:

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

Additional item will be requested if you have fewer than 27 semester (40 quarter) hours of transferable credits or a grade point average lower than 2.5.

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

Learn how your previous credits will transfer.

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

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International admission

  • You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.

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.

International admissions requirements checklist

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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Other


Note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.