Transfer 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.

Admission requirements

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

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

Please note—if you earned your college credit in high school through Running Start or as part of your high school completion, follow the steps for freshman admission.


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

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

    Office of Admissions
    WSU Vancouver
    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.

Additional items 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.

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

Credits: Learn how your previous credits will transfer.

Related: Check out our Road Map for Transfer Students.

Transfer Application

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