Assured Admission

If you have an outstanding academic record, your spot is already reserved.

U.S. high school students who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class or have a GPA of 3.5 or better (on 4.0 scale) can count on admission to Washington State University Vancouver.

Frequently asked questions

Is the 3.5 GPA based on a weighted or unweighted calculation?

We use the cumulative, unweighted GPA, based on a 4.0 scale.

Do I still have to apply for admission?

Yes. We need your complete application before offering admission. This includes the application form, an official high school transcript, and test scores for the SAT or ACT (sent directly from the testing agency).

Is there a minimum score on the SAT or ACT for admission?

If you meet the top 10 percent or GPA requirement for assured admission, we don't require a minimum score. But remember that test scores affect scholarship consideration.

What is the deadline for assured admission?

Apply by the January 31 priority date.

Do I still have to complete the high school prerequisites?

Yes. The state's standard College Academic Distribution Requirements still apply. You must complete the standard high school academic core requirements before enrolling—and you must maintain a solid academic performance until you graduate. Final transcripts with senior year courses are required.

What if my GPA falls after I've been admitted?

Assured admission assumes you'll keep your grades or class ranking at the 3.5 GPA/top 10 percent level through graduation. If you think you'll have difficulty with this, please contact the Office of Admissions immediately.

Do home-school GPAs count?

Because there can be great variability in how grades are awarded, we evaluate applications that include home-school work on a case-by-case basis. More about home-school admission requirements.

Does this program apply to all WSU campuses?

Yes. Assured admission is available at all WSU campuses that admit freshmen: Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver.

What if I'm not in the top 10 percent of my class, or don't have a 3.5 GPA?

Don’t worry. Your chances of admission are good if you have a solid record that shows you're well prepared to succeed at WSU Vancouver.