Convenience doesn’t have to be at the expense of quality. At Washington State, we’re proud to offer a variety of programs entirely online. Our online courses are mirror images of what is taught on our physical campus, and they are taught by faculty who have been specially trained to teach in the online environment.

Follow the steps below to enroll as an online student at WSCO:

  1. First, complete our free application for admission. Only certain programs can be completed 100% online. For a complete list of WSCO’s online programs, click here. If you are not an Ohio resident, learn more about State Authorization Regulations here.
  2. Recommended – Submit your official transcript(s).
    • An official high school transcript should be sent directly from the high school/board of education to the WSCO Admissions Office by email (, fax (740.376.0257), or mail (WSCO Admissions, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750). Homeschool students are also required to send in transcripts. We encourage the use of a template, such as Transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office by either fax, email or mail. Transcripts can also be hand-delivered so long as they are in a sealed envelope from the high school.
    • An official high school equivalency transcript (such as a GED) should be sent via to
    • Official college transcripts should be sent to the WSCO Records Office for evaluation to determine course transfer.
  3. Access your Washington State email and MyWSCO. Once you’re accepted, you will receive an email with information on how to access MyWSCO and set up your student email account. Remember to check your WSCO email often for important information.
  4. Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA and include WSCO’s school code, 010453, at Be sure to also apply for WSCO scholarships. If you plan on using financial aid in an online program at WSCO, you will be asked to verify your identity and high school or GED completion by the Office of Financial Aid.
  5. Contact the Admissions Office to speak with one of our College Pathway Advisors via Zoom or phone to determine your next steps in the enrollment process. Need for assessment is determined on:
    • official ACT or SAT scores (scores are valid for two years)
    • high school transcript (if you’ve graduated in the last two years)
    • prior college coursework
      If it is necessary for you to test, you choose between the on-campus or remote testing options (for online students only) ACCUPLACER exam.
    • As an online student, you can opt to take your assessment test remotely. Check out the remote testing procedure here. Don’t forget to prep before the test. Prep materials are available here.
  6. Register for classes and set up payment arrangements. Remember to register early for the best selection of course times and formats. All fees must be paid by the published Washington State fee payment deadline dates. You can pay in full conveniently online through Student Planning. Payment plans are also available.
  7. Finally, complete our mandatory new student orientation. Yep, it’s mandatory because student success begins with a great orientation. Contact the Admissions Office to get details for our Online Orientation.

Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Contact Admissions at 740.568.1900 or for more information.