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Out of State Colleges
WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)
If you are a resident of a WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) state, you are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 145 participating schools in the West.
Search the WUE database to see which institutions participate, and which programs they have available at the WUE rate.
WICHE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Visit the WICHE website for more information.
To be eligible for WUE, students must be a resident of a WICHE state (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming).
Your residency alone is does not guarantee you the WUE rate. Some colleges and universities also have additional criteria such as ACT/SAT test scores or high school GPA. WICHE does not set qualification criteria for WUE applicants, nor do we process applications or participate in the student selection process.
The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early! Consult each institution’s profile for admissions requirements and application deadlines.
You will self report your grades to the CSU and UC systems on your application. You may view your unofficial transcript on your parent or student portal. Do not send transcripts to the UC/CSU systems when you apply.
If your college requires you to use The Common Application or SENDedu, then your Academic Advisor will include a transcript with her Secondary School Report. You are responsible to make sure your Advisor gets the email request from Common App or SENDedu.
Should you have other schools that require an official transcript at the time of application, you must send it using the Parchment website.