Transfer students

Welcome! As a transfer student, you’re among friends. The majority of WSU Vancouver students have transferred from another school.

Apply early!

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

Take a moment to review your application to-do list.

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.

Minimum criteria

To be eligible for admission, you must have a qualifying college grade-point average of 2.0 (unweighted on a 4.0 scale) and at least 26 semester (40 quarter) hours of transferable college credit.

Additional considerations

  • If you have fewer hours, you must also meet the first-year admission requirements.
  • If you have a lower GPA, your record will be reviewed to determine eligibility.
  • For priority consideration, submit your admission application by July 15 for fall semester (May 1 for Running Start) 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.

Running Start?

If you earned your college credit in high school through Running Start or as part of your high school completion, follow the steps for first-year admission.

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.


Sign up for Admissions 201—a 30-minute presentation intended for students that have college-level credit and want to learn about the transfer process.

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

Transfer admissions requirements checklist

1. Apply for admission

Submit the admission application and pay the application fee.

Admission Application

2. Send official transcripts

Have your official transcripts from all colleges and universities sent to:

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

How to submit transcripts

Clark College or Lower Columbia College student? Review this step-by-step guide.

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.

3. Send requested items

Additional items will be requested if you have fewer than 26 semester (40 quarter) hours of transferable credits or a grade point average lower than 2.0.

Road map for transfers

Check out our Road Map for Transfer Students.

Transferable credits

Learn how your previous credits will transfer.

How credits transfer

International students

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

Foreign credential evaluation

Transferring from Clark College?

Our declaration of intent to transfer form makes the transfer process simple.

Clark College Declaration of Intent

Patricia Bellamy

"I served in the U.S. Navy and transferred to WSU after earning my associate's degree. I wanted to come to WSU Vancouver because it is close to home. WSU Vancouver has great people, a convenient location and awesome professors! I am majoring in electrical engineering with a minor in math. After graduation, my goal is to work as an engineer for the Department of Energy."

—Patricia Bellamy, B.S., electrical engineering