You’re considered a freshman for applications purposes if you’re applying to WSU for the academic year immediately after graduating from high school. This includes Running Start students. You’re also considered a freshman if you haven’t attended college since high school graduation. Your age also affects how you apply, so if you’re 25 or older, check out the adult application process here.
Before you apply
WSU North Puget Sound at Everett offers degree completion programs for transfer students who want to enter at a junior level standing with WSU. This means that prospective students should complete or be near completion of a transferable Associate degree prior to enrolling at WSU in Everett OR they will have completed as many of the university’s general education (UCORE) requirements as possible. For further information, view our requirements.
The state of Washington maintains a set of academic core requirements called the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR) that all students have to meet to qualify for college admission. You can find more information on courses that meet admission requirements through the Washington Student Achievement Council.
How to apply as a freshman
1. Fill out the freshman application
Admission to WSU is offered to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications completed by the priority application date of January 31 will receive first consideration. Applications submitted after this date are still eligible for admission.
Applying online is preferred, but if that is not possible you can mail in the freshman admission application
If you choose to attend a different semester than the one indicated on your application, you’ll need to re-apply.
To make sure you receive the highest possible amount of financial help, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid for HB 1079 students only) by January 31.
2. Provide your official transcripts and test scores
- Have your high school send your official transcripts to WSU.
- Submit college credit from Running Start by requesting the college send official transcripts to WSU.
- Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to WSU.
Transcripts and test scores must be sent directly from the school or testing agency to WSU via secure electronic document transfer, fax, or mail. Email is not accepted.
WSU North Puget Sound at Everett
Office of Admissions
Gray Wolf Hall 101
2000 Tower Street, MS – 45
Everett, WA 98201