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(Please note: Read carefully, so you select the correct application for your needs.)

For the Visiting International Graduate Student Application, contact the Graduate School at 509-335-1446.

Application Fees

Non-refundable application fee*

  • $90 Application Fee

*McNair Scholars are eligible for an application fee waiver from the Graduate School.  Please contact Dr. Raymond Herrera before applying.  All other application fee waiver requests should be directed to the program(s) you are applying to. 


Please note: Academic departments may have earlier or later deadlines, so we recommend you contact them if the information is not listed on the degree programs page.

Fall Semester
Priority Application Deadline: January 10
Classes begin mid-August

Spring Semester
Priority Application Deadline: July 1
Classes begin mid-January

Departmental Information

Admission to Washington State University Graduate School is a joint decision between the Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and your prospective department or college. Be sure to check with your prospective department to see if they are still accepting applications.

Note: Applicants may lose consideration regardless of the previous institution’s credentials if the application is deemed inadequate, incomplete, or insufficient.

Personal Information you will need

  • Current and permanent address
  • Social Security Number (optional)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Residency information
  • Name and location of all colleges and universities and dates of attendance
  • All degrees earned, or expected; and dates
  • Former WSU student ID# (if applicable)
  • Visa/MasterCard number and expiration date
  • Race/ethnicity and disability information (optional)
  • Names, email addresses, phone numbers, institution or business, and positions of three references for letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Letters of Recommendation

Please contact your references ahead of time to be sure they are willing to respond to your request for a recommendation. Ask them to discuss your leadership, academic standards, and skills as they pertain to your primary interest area. Your references will be contacted automatically through the online application system when you enter their information on the application. Please keep in mind that they will be notified before you complete the application and make your payment. Since your references’ recommendations will come directly to the Graduate School electronically, there is no need for a paper copy of the recommendation.

Submit Under Separate Cover

  • GRE/GMAT scores and dates (if available, and required by department)
  • Departmental information
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores and dates (international applicants)
  • Financial information (international applicants) Certificate of Financial Responsibility Memo [PDF]

Links to specific sections of the instructions are provided in the body of the application.

Current Non-Degree Students
(Formerly Undecided Graduate Students)

If you are a WSU graduate student in a non-degree status and would like to apply for a degree-seeking status, please submit an application for admission.

Undocumented Student Policy

Washington State University protects the free exchange of ideas while encouraging constructive, respectful, and civil dialogue. We hold diversity and global citizenship as core values essential for success in our interdependent world.

WSU is also committed to providing all students with equal access to affordable higher education and ensuring they are provided the opportunity to fulfill their potential and their dreams. In that vein, we are proud, as a university community, to offer life-changing college experiences to our undocumented students as authorized by the state. Like all of our students, our talented undocumented students have earned the opportunity to attend college.

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Helpful Tips

  1. Start your application process as soon as possible.
  2. The application is case-sensitive; enter names exactly as you would like the Graduate School to receive them. (example: McDonald, rather than mcdonald)
  3. Only abbreviate when absolutely necessary. Do not abbreviate school names.
  4. Enter your full legal name as it would appear on your passport.
  5. Below, see the addresses necessary when using Fed Ex, UPS, or DHL. These shipping services will not deliver to the Graduate School’s Post Office Box.

For Fed Ex, UPS, or DHL, use the following:

Graduate School Staff
Graduate School
410 Dairy Road
French Administration 324
Pullman, WA 99164-1030

For the U.S. Postal Service, use the following:

Graduate School Staff
Graduate School
PO Box 641030
Pullman, WA 99164-1030