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Future Students

Options for Attendance During the 2020-21 Academic Year

Whether you have already made the commitment to join us in the fall or if you are still deciding, we are excited to welcome you to the WSU Cougar family!

While there is still much uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, WSU continues to consider the evolving circumstances so that we can provide you the environment where you may pursue your higher education while also feeling safe. Find current information about International Programs and COVID-19 here.

Here are the options available for studying at WSU for the 2020-21 academic year.

Study on campus. Very few courses will be delivered with some face-to-face and online components. This hybrid or “hyflex” educational model provides in-person connection with faculty and other students as well as the convenience of doing some of the coursework through video and group chats. WSU will ensure that social distancing and enhanced safety measures will be in place.Study on campus

Start onlinecontinue on campus. WSU is proud to offer our academic courses online for students who are unable to attend face-to-face on campus this fall. Starting your education online will allow you to attend WSU while ensuring your social distance from others during this current global pandemic. Courses offered online are as engaging and high quality as our face-to-face courses with the same faculty teaching them and all the same online support options.  When you are ready to transition to attending on campus, WSU International Admissions will be ready to assist you with a seamless transition.Start online-continue on campus

Start online – stay online. The WSU Global Campus offers several majors that can be completed 100% online. If you wish to start online and continue online to finish your degree, here are the options available to you: If you are admitted to one of our other campuses and want to switch to a major offered through our Global Campus, contact an admissions representative for assistance. Start online-stay online

Defer to fall or spring. International students who have accepted an offer of admission from Washington State University and paid the deposit have the option to defer enrollment for a semester due to travel restrictions and visa issues related to the global pandemic.

Defer to fall or spring

Applications are now being accepted. Apply Now!

Deadlines and dates Admission requirements How to apply Start your application

If you have questions, please contact International Undergraduate Admissions.

What Do You Want to Study?

Washington State University offers 95 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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

After You Apply

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

Next steps

Learn English at WSU

INTO Washington State University

The Academic English at INTO WSU Center in Pullman, Washington, offers English as a Second Language courses and pathway programs that prepare international students for study at the University by allowing students to complete non-degree coursework along with Academic English.

Apply to INTO WSU


Washington State University understands that students may feel uncertain about studying in our INTO WSU Academic English program on campus this fall. We are proud to announce that we will be offering our INTO WSU Academic English program online. We are committed to providing the same high quality English program online as what you would experience in person, delivered by our University faculty and supported by our INTO WSU and International Programs teams. Our new INTO WSU AE – Online program offers the same progression options as our face-to-face program to the chosen study plan at WSU. It also offers an option for individuals who just wish to study English and do not wish to continue on at WSU.

Why Choose to study INTO 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.
  • The online program makes it convenient for staff, faculty, spouses or partners working professionals to improve their English proficiency from their current location, without having to move to Pullman.


  • Students will need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score in order 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:

  • Fall 2020
  • August 17, Online orientation begins
  • August 24, Instruction begins


  • $5,000 for full-time enrollment
  • $2,500 for 9 hours part-time
  • $1,700 for 6 hours part-time

Learning hours

6 or 9 hours of instruction per week, to full-time with 18 hours of instruction per week.


Taught with both synchronous and asynchronous components.


Application deadline is August 3, 2020. CLICK HERE to apply.

For more information, contact


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