Washington State University was founded in 1890 in Pullman, Wash. The school has an undergraduate enrollment of 21,816 students, and has remote campuses in Spokane, Wash., Richland, Wash., and Vancouver, British Columbia. The university is committed to research and provides opportunities for students to get involved in projects as undergraduates in certain programs. The school offer several graduate school options in the College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Education. The school is ranked 115th among National Universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Notable Washington State alumni include former newscaster Edward R. Murrow, and Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson.
Washington State University Online offers prospective students a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate degrees that can be completed entirely online. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree can choose from programs in business administration, criminal justice, human development, humanities, and social sciences. Those pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration can also choose concentrations in accounting, management and operations, and management information systems. There are also four certificate degrees offered online to undergraduate students. These include molecular biosciences, gerontology, organic agriculture, and professional writing. Prospective graduate students can pursue master’s degrees in either professional science, or sport management, or can choose from certificate degrees in bioethics, or molecular biosciences.
Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been a member since 1918. The school is also accredited by several other agencies and organizations including the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, and many more.
Prospective students applying for an online degree with Washington State University Online do not need any college credit to be considered for admission. Undergraduate students 24 years old and younger must complete an application, pay a $50 application fee, provide all official high school transcripts, and write a personal statement. Prospective students over the age of 25 with less than a year of college experience will need to complete the same steps as applicants under 24, but must also submit a resume and a personal narrative. The narrative should addresses why college is important and why the student is interested in Washington State Online.
Students wishing to transfer from another college or university to Washington State Online must complete an application, submit all transcripts, and write a personal statement. Deadlines for all undergraduate online applications are Jan. 31 for the following fall semester, and Nov. 15 for the following spring semester.
Washington State University Online
Office of Admissions
370 Lighty Student Services Building
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067