Wsu College Application Essay

Students 25 and older

You’re considered an adult student for admission purposes if you’ll be 25 years or older on your first day of classes at WSU and have less than one year’s worth of college work to transfer.

If you’re considered a freshmen, please include the following materials:

  • Have your high school send us an official transcript with graduation date. If you have a GED, have the testing agency send us your official GED transcript instead.
  • If you have completed some college courses, also have the college (or colleges) you attended send us your official transcripts.

In addition to your application and transcripts, please also send:

  1. A resume covering the last five years; and
  2. A brief essay (no more than one page) addressing why you want to attend WSU.

Homeschool Graduate

Did you complete some or all of your schooling at home? You’re welcome at WSU and your requirements are nearly the same as other freshmen!

  • Have your official scores from the SAT or the ACT and official transcripts from any high schools or colleges attended sent.

And send one of the following:

  • An academic resume that provides documentation of all subjects studied and textbooks used, including the signature of the parent or guardian; responsible for the student’s curriculum
  • Or an official transcript from the GED exam.

Freshman

You’re considered a freshman if you’re applying to WSU for the academic year immediately after graduating from high school (even if you’re in Running Start) or you haven’t attended college since high school graduation.
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Transfer

You’re considered a transfer student if you attended an accredited college or university after your high school graduation, but not including the summer immediately following your graduation.
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Returning

You’re considered a returning student if you previously attended any WSU campus and have been away from WSU for two or more semesters.
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Non-Degree

You’re considered a non-degree student if you want to take a few courses for personal enlightenment or a certificate and don’t intent to join a degree program.
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Post Bachelor’s

You’re considered a post degree student if you have already completed a degree from another university.
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Scholarships

The WSU general scholarship application will put you in the running for hundreds of WSU scholarships.
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International Undergraduate

You’re considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you require a visa to study in the U.S.
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Graduate Student

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, check out the WSU Graduate School for more information.
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