Admission Requirements

We request this preparation for high school students. If you are missing a preparation standard or are very close to the GPA or test score, you may be admissible. Contact us with questions about your situation. If denied, you may appeal for another decision by submitting a personal statement and two letters of recommendation for the appeals committee.

16 High School Preparation 

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (2 years algebra; 1 year geometry)
  • 3 years of science (1 year biological science; 1 year chemistry or physics; all should include labs)
  • 3 years of social studies (including 1 year U.S. history)
  • 2 years of same world language (American Sign Language accepted; no sampler/review courses)
  • 1 year of specified electives (world cultures, computer science, arts, music)

ACT or SAT Score and Class Rank 

A student should also have:

  • Composite ACT of 21 or higher with cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Composite ACT of 18, 19, or 20 with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

We urge all students, especially those eligible for academic scholarships, to apply early.

Admission to the University is the first step. Some degree programs may have additional standards for entrance into the major after you are enrolled at WSU. These include College of Business and College of Education degrees; and Nursing, Social Work, and Athletic Training majors.