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Future International Students

Future Students

Applications are now being accepted!

2021 Spring, Summer and Fall Program Dates

Academic English, Undergraduate Bridge, Graduate Bridge

Jan. 19-May 7

Summer Academic English and Undergraduate Bridge

Offering on-campus hybrid learning and distance-learning options

May 10-July 30

Fall Academic English, Undergraduate Bridge and Graduate Bridge

Offering on-campus, in-person learning

Aug. 23-Dec. 17, 2021

 

You Are Welcome on Campus for the Summer 2021 Term

We are offering hybrid instruction for Undergraduate Bridge and Academic English students for summer 2021, which means students may come back to campus.

Distance (online) learning will continue to be an option for students who are unable to be on campus.

Working toward an In-person WSU Experience – Fall Semester 2021

 

January 25, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Navigating the challenges of COVID‑19 together as a Cougar community has taught us much about the resiliency of the human spirit. We have sacrificed individually and collectively while simultaneously adapting to a redefined world, a world requiring new pathways to pursue our goals and hopes and dreams. Your own courage and grit have humbled and inspired us.

Knowing these sacrifices makes today’s announcement even more special: while details remain to be finalized, we are planning for a robust in‑person student experience both inside and outside the classroom for fall 2021 and beyond. While each of our campus locations around the state has its own constraints and opportunities, we look forward to a return to in‑person activities as soon as possible. Chancellors throughout the WSU system soon will communicate campus-specific details about their fall schedule.

As we look optimistically toward the coming months, we also want to share some additional important information:

  • The 2021 fall semester course schedules for all WSU campuses are expected to be available online in early April.
  • We will celebrate the achievements of our students graduating at the end of the 2021 spring semester with a system‑wide virtual commencement celebration on May 8. Additional event details will be available in the coming weeks.
  • For the 2021 summer session, we are planning for both in‑person and remote delivery. We are building a synchronous delivery schedule that will allow us to shift quickly to remote instruction if in‑person delivery is not possible.
  • Details about fall semester housing availability on the WSU Pullman campus will be provided in a separate email this week. We anticipate additional residence hall capacity for fall semester.

Our planning will continue to reflect state guidelines and the expertise of health authorities. Protecting the health of our students, faculty, and staff will continue to guide all of our decision-making in the coming months. If the pandemic worsens, we will quickly adapt our plans and revert to remote delivery of most coursework.

Our students’ learning, personal well‑being, and life success remain our top priority. Faculty and staff continue to strive to deliver the best possible remote experience, applying anew the technology and best practices we’ve learned during the past 10 months. Our staff in the Division of Student Affairs are similarly committed to providing a robust Coug Experience.

Now is also a good time to remind ourselves of how we can help eliminate COVID‑19. Practice the 3 W’s each day: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. Please continue to refer to our COVID‑19 website for updates about the University’s plans going forward. We also urge you to get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available to you.

Thank you for your continued understanding, your patience, and all of your efforts during this unprecedented challenge of our times. We eagerly look forward to the day when we once again can be together in person as a community.

Go Cougs!

Kirk Schulz
President

Elizabeth Chilton
Provost and Executive Vice President

Mary Jo Gonzales
Vice President of Student Affairs

What Do You Want to Study?

Washington State University offers 98 major fields of study for undergraduates. Earning a WSU degree brings lifetime membership in a closely bonded group of people who support each other personally and professionally wherever they are located around the world.

Our programs also include specialization tracks, minors, and certificates—so you can be sure that your degree will reflect your strengths and interests.

Find your major

Student Inquiries

If you would like information about attending Washington State University, we will be happy to assist you.

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Campus Information

Choose Your Unique Academic Experience

Washington State University offers bachelor’s degrees in 5 different locations across the state of Washington.

While every location offers the same high standard of education, each has its own unique academic focus and student experience.

Pullman

A Traditional Campus in a Classic College Town

WSU Pullman is the University’s first and largest campus. It offers the widest range of degree programs and research opportunities—plus the amazing experience of living on campus in one of America’s finest college towns.

Explore the student experience

Tri-Cities

A STEM-Focused Campus

WSU Tri-Cities emphasizes a “learning while doing” approach to educating students while focusing on the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering,  and math) and professional schools (i.e., business, nursing, and education)  grounded in the liberal arts and social sciences.

Vancouver

An Intimate Urban Campus

WSU Vancouver is the only 4-year research university in southwest Washington. Set amid stunning scenery, its urban campus combines a small-college feel with the resources of an internationally respected research university.

Spokane

An Urban Campus in a Major Medical Hub

WSU Spokane, located near the medical district of Washington’s second-largest city, offers degree programs that focus on health science and medical education. The highly regarded School of Nursing at WSU Spokane is the largest nursing program in the northwestern United States.

Before applying for study in Spokane, you will need to complete your program’s prerequisites at another campus.

Everett

A Focus on Transfer Students

WSU North Puget Sound offers bachelor’s degree completion programs through the Everett University Center on the Everett Community College campus. WSU’s programs in Everett focus on fields that are in high demand in Seattle and the North Puget Sound area.

Before applying for study in Everett, you will need to complete the first 2 years of your bachelor’s degree program at another campus.

7%

of WSU students are international

115+

countries are home to current WSU students

35%

of WSU students identify as ethnic minorities

48

U.S. states are home to current WSU students

I found a lot of opportunities at Washington State University in terms of academics. It is great to come to a place with a professional faculty. There are so many cultures and different languages at WSU that enrich your life.”
Ismael Cifuentes
Colombia

After You Apply

When you have been offered admission, take these steps to get ready to come to WSU.

Next steps

For questions, you may contact your designated advisor:

Advises students with last name starting with International Admission Coordinator
A-ChPaul Christensen
+1-509-335-8117

Paul.Christensen@wsu.edu
Ci-KhPhilip Gadzekpo, MA
+1-509-335-3476

Philip.Gadzekpo@wsu.edu
Ki-PTyler McPherson, MA
+1-509-335-0492

Tyler.G.McPherson@wsu.edu
Q-ZKatrice Swope, MA
+1-509-335-1933

Katrice.Swope@wsu.edu

Learn English at WSU

WSU’s Intensive American Language Center in Pullman offers English as a Second Language courses and Bridge programs that prepare international students for study at the University by allowing students to complete non-degree coursework along with Academic English.

Academic English and Bridge courses will offer:

  • Opportunities to learn from highly qualified, top faculty/professors at WSU
  • Virtual instruction through a combination of live and self-guided study lectures
    • Live – Student is expected to log into the virtual classroom on specific days/times to listen to lectures from teachers and participate in group assignments and activities.
    • Self-guided – Student is expected to participate in discussions, complete assignments and read texts on their own, but by specific dates or deadlines. This is self-paced learning with support from teachers.
  • Live office hours and conferencing with teachers – scheduled at convenient hours
  • Live virtual support from your academic advisor and student services
  • Live virtual support from the Learning Resource Center
  • Opportunities to practice language with other students and teachers

Why choose to study at WSU AE–Online?

  • Students can start their studies as planned, finishing the online course in time to continue to their chosen study plan on campus in January.
  • Students will save on the full semester of accommodation and living expenses while taking the online program.
  • Working professionals who are staff, faculty, spouses, or partners can improve their English proficiency online conveniently from their current location, without having to move to Pullman.

Requirements:

  • Students will need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score to be placed in the appropriate level 3-6.
  • Suitable for students with minimum language level TOEFL (32-79), IELTS (3.0-6.0), Duolingo (65-120).
  • Students will be assessed upon program start to confirm placement in correct level.

Terms and start dates:

Spring 2021

  • Jan. 11-15. Online orientation
  • Jan. 19. Instruction begins

Cost

  • $5,889 + student fees for full-time enrollment
  • $2,999 + student fees for 9 hours part-time
  • $1,999 + student fees for 6 hours part-time

Learning hours

18 hours of instruction per week (full-time) to 6 or 9 hours of instruction per week (part-time).

Delivery

Taught with both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-guided, not live) components.

Application

Contact us to apply.

For more information, contact ialc@wsu.edu.

Scholarships and Funding

WSU reserves scholarships specifically for international students—and you are welcome to apply for many other awards that are open to all students.

Scholarships Cost of attendance