International students

Welcome! As an international student, you're among friends. Students from all over the world come to WSU Vancouver.

Apply early!

WSU Vancouver accepts qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission requirements

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

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

Minimum criteria

To be eligible for admission, you must meet international academic requirements.

Academic requirements

Additional considerations

For priority consideration, submit your admission application by March 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.


For answers, contact the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779 or

International admissions requirements checklist

1. Apply for admission

Submit the admission application and pay the application fee.

Admission Application

2. Send proof of English proficiency

You must demonstrate basic proficiency in the English language.

English proficiency

3. Send educational credentials and supporting information

Educational credentials

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 that follows.

4. Send a copy of your passport identity page or national identification card

You must provide identification for you and any dependents accompanying you.

5. Send your Certificate of Finances

You must provide proof of your ability to pay for studies and living expenses.

Financial responsibility

Send all materials to:

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

Learn how to submit transcripts.

You may also submit unofficial Admissions documents online.

Admissions Document Uploader

Please note—a WSU Network ID and password is required. You will be invited to set up a WSU Network ID and password after you submit your application for admission.

Your next steps

Learn about WSU Vancouver and your next steps as an international student.

International student information

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