WSU Pullman No Longer Taking Applications, Tri-Cities Campus Still Accepting Them
RICHLAND, Wash.-- Washington State University's main campus in Pullman has stopped accepting applications for incoming freshman, but continues to take them for transfer students.
WSU Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Spokane are all still accepting applications for both incoming freshman and transfer students.
The Pullman campus, however, has stopped taking freshman applicants about two weeks earlier than the usual cut-off date of may first. A WSU spokesman says they've had to stop because of a potential 20 to 30-percent budget cut and the huge number of students wanting to enroll.
The Director of Student affairs for WSU Tri-Cities, Jaime Contreras, says the Richland campus has already had nearly 20-percent more applicants this year than at the same time as last year. He expects to see that number continue to rise now that the Pullman campus has cut off admissions. Contreras explains, "It is my hope that those who find that the door has been closed in Pullman, there are still doors open here or any of our campuses." Contreras says WSU-TC expects to continue taking all applications until June for the fall 2009 semester.