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Future International Students

Undergraduate Foundation Program

Start your undergraduate program with personalized student services and English support!
Earn a 2.5 or higher GPA while in your Undergraduate Foundation Program and move right into full university study.

2022-23 Program Dates

Fall Undergraduate Foundation Program

Aug. 22-Dec. 16, 2022

Spring Undergraduate Foundation Program

Jan. 9-May 5, 2023


*Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required, with some exceptions. If you have not been vaccinated with an approved World Health Organization vaccine, you may be vaccinated when you arrive on campus. See the WSU IP COVID-19 FAQ web page for details.

Designed for You

At WSU, you can expect:

  • Opportunities to learn from highly-qualified, top faculty/professors at WSU
  • In-person learning or virtual instruction through a combination of live and self-guided study lectures
    • Live – You will log into the virtual classroom on specific days/times to listen to lectures from teachers and participate in group assignments and activities.
    • Self-guided – You will 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
  • Support from your academic advisor and Student Experience Team
  • In-person and virtual support from the Learning Support Center
  • Opportunities to practice language with other students and teachers

All Undergraduate Foundation courses carry credits, including English support and UCORE (general education) courses.

Admissions Criteria

WSU offers a 1- or 2-term Undergraduate Foundation program that you can start and continue through fall, spring and summer terms. With the exception of Math 100, all courses in the Foundation program count toward your degree!

Undergraduate Foundation Program admission requirements
  • Completed admission application
  • High school transcripts
  • A U.S. equivalent of C+ grade (2.3 GPA) or higher in high school education
  • Passport
  • One of the following English language proficiency scores:

Undergraduate Foundation Program Placement Table

Program:Traditional Admission1 Semester Foundation1 Year Foundation
TOEFL7970 60
Cambridge B2 First,
C1 Advanced,
or C2 Proficiency
Password-Level 6Level 5

Students below the English Language Proficiency Scores are encouraged to apply to the Foundation program. Students below the requisite score are placed in our award-winning Academic English program, which helps them prepare for the Foundation program or admission to our degree program.

Study Plans

Here are some sample study plans and degrees you may be interested in.

Agricultural Sciences



Computer Science


Fine Arts




Social Sciences/Humanities

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