Office of Admissions

Questions about COVID-19 plans? See COVID-19 Updates and WSU Vancouver FAQs.

Why WSU Vancouver?

Get a world-class education at the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington.

With our scenic campus, accessible faculty and plenty of personal attention, you’ll enjoy big-school resources in a small-school environment.

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Get connected

Let's get to know each other

Attend Preview Days and learn about our programs, the application process, deadlines, tuition and fees, and financial aid. Hear from current students and schedule a personalized admissions appointment so we can find out about you, too.

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Giselle Gomez

"The small class sizes allow all of the students to get to know each other. My professors genuinely care about my success. It feels like we're a family."

—Giselle Gomez, B.S., computer science

Ready to apply?

For freshman, transfer, former, international or non-degree-seeking students:

Undergraduate admission

For U.S. or international students pursuing advanced degrees:

Graduate admission

Already admitted?

Congratulations, future VanCoug! Confirm your enrollment to reserve your space at WSU Vancouver and review next steps.

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Want more information?

Attend Admissions 101 or 201

Make appointment

Financial aid

Spanish-speaking household? Información en español

Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines, the Admissions Office at WSU Vancouver is closed for in-person assistance. We can be reached by email at for questions, to schedule a Zoom meeting with an admissions counselor, or check on the status of an application. Additionally, we are offering Admissions 101 and 201 sessions online weekly via Zoom video conference.


Contact the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779 or