Washington State University

International Programs

International Undergraduate Admission

Important Dates and Deadlines

The academic year at a glance: everything from deadlines to the best times to visit campus. To see when classes begin, university holidays, and such, check out the Registrar's academic calendar.

Fall  Spring   Summer

Admission Dates & Deadlines

February

Housing information goes out

  • Returning the housing contract as soon as possible gives you a better chance of obtaining the living arrangements you prefer.
  • The date you confirm your admission (by paying the $200 tuition deposit) and complete the housing contract determines your priority for housing.
March

Transfer Registration Days

May

Deadline

May 1

Confirm your admission
  • If you've been offered admission as a freshman or transfer student, pay your $200 tuition deposit to confirm your space at the University.

Events and milestones

Fraternity and sorority recruitment info goes out. If you've been accepted to the University and have not received this information by the end of May, contact Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council recruitment for details.

June

Attend Alive! Sessions (For international transfer students already located inside the United States only)

  • This two-day mandatory registration and orientation program are available throughout the summer.
  • Register for the class schedule you want, tour campus, learn about leadership and involvement opportunities, meet with faculty advisors, and get an inside look at life at WSU.

Students who do not attend a summer session must attend the Fall Alive! session the week before classes begin in August.

July

Attend Alive! Sessions (For international transfer students already located inside the United States only

  • This two-day mandatory registration and orientation program are available throughout the summer.
  • Register for the class schedule you want, tour campus, learn about leadership and involvement opportunities, meet with faculty advisors, and get an inside look at life at WSU.

Students who do not attend a summer session must attend the Fall Alive! session the week before classes begin in August.

August

International Fall Orientation (Required for all new international students arriving for Fall Semester)

  • Immigration, cultural/academic adjustment, and much more!


Fall Alive!
(For international transfer students & freshman)

  • Your chance to register for fall semester classes.
  • You can also tour campus, learn about leadership and involvement opportunities, meet with faculty advisors, and get an inside look at life at WSU.

New students who have not attended a summer Alive! session or Transfer Registration Days must attend this Fall Alive! session.

Week of Welcome for all new students takes place in mid-month, before fall semester classes begin.Be sure to attend WSU Convocation the Friday before classes start.

September

Spring semester applications open.

Fall semester admission and scholarship applications open. Apply for the next year's fall semester (e.g., applying in Oct. 2012 or Jan. 2013 puts you in consideration for fall 2013 admission).

October

Begin making plans to arrive in Pullman by January, if you will be attending Spring Semester.

November

Deadline

November 15

  • Priority date for spring semester admission.

Events and milestones

Apply for fall semester admission and scholarships. 

Don't wait much longer the priority deadline for scholarships is January 31.

December

Share your holiday with family and friends.

Office of International Programs

International Programs, PO Box 645121, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5121, 509-335-2541, Contact Us