Former WSU students

Welcome back! As a former Washington State University student, you'll feel right at home with your fellow Cougs at WSU Vancouver.

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

Admission requirements

  • You have been absent for more than one semester after enrolling at Washington State University for a fall or spring term as a degree-seeking student

Does this sound like you? If not, check our full list of applicant categories.

Additional considerations

  • If you were absent just one semester, you do not have to apply again. Contact your former advisor to plan your next steps.
  • For priority consideration, submit your admission 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.

Official requirements and regulations

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


Former WSU student admissions requirements checklist

1. Apply for admission

Submit the former student admission application and pay the $25 application fee.

Former student application

2. Send official transcripts

If you attended other institutions since last enrolled at Washington State University, have official transcripts from each institution attended sent to:

WSU Vancouver Office of Admissions
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA, USA 98686

Please note: When ordering an electronic transcript from a school that partners with e-Script Safe, National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment, do not enter an email address. The partner agency will send us your transcript directly.

If your school does not partner with one of the listed agencies, request that your school mail a sealed official transcript to the address above.

Academic reinstatement

If you were not in good academic standing your last semester at WSU, you may need to be reinstated.

Academic reinstatement

Major requirements

If you know which major you wish to pursue, contact the major department to learn about certification and other major requirements.

If you are undecided about which major you wish to pursue, schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor to explore your options.


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