International Transfer Students

Everyone has a different academic journey. Where you’ve come from and where you’re headed affect how you apply to WSU. If you began your postsecondary education at another accredited school and want to transfer, you’ll find WSU is a welcoming place.

  • To be admitted as an international transfer student, you need to complete a minimum of 27 semester credits or at least 1 full year of study at an accredited postsecondary school.
  • You must have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international transfer student.

Graduate transfer

If you have already finished your bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, go to your desired graduate program page for program-specific requirements.

Transfer credit for AS/A-level examinations

Students who have completed AS/A-level examinations may qualify for transfer credit. To receive transfer credit, applicants must have the awarding body send their official AS/A-level Statement of Results to WSU. Visit our Cambridge Credit Chart for more detailed information on which exams qualify for AS/A-level transfer credit.

Transfer your credits to WSU

WSU awards credit for acceptable scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP, and Cambridge AS/A-level exams. Our Transfer Credit Equivalency database can help you determine which of your classes will transfer to WSU. You can also use it to find out which courses you should be taking to meet your future WSU requirements.

When you arrive

If you have attended college or university outside the United States, we recommend that you bring course descriptions and syllabi (translated into English) with you. This will help us identify equivalent WSU courses for transfer credit.

If you are transferring from another U.S. college or university to WSU, you should attend any New Coug Orientation and International Student Tutorial that is convenient for you.