Western Undergraduate Exchange

​Lassen College, located in Susanville, California, is a public community college set on a stunning 165-acre campus surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain range. With a diverse student body of around 2,500 students, Lassen College offers specialized programs in various fields, including nursing, gunsmithing, fire technology, agriculture, business, and administration of justice. The college is well-known for its athletics programs, including baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and rodeo. The college’s modern and comfortable dormitories are available for students who prefer to live on campus. The college is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all students.

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the college’s location, which is in close proximity to hiking trails, fishing streams, and campsites, making it an ideal place to explore the natural beauty of the area.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students from participating western states may apply to enroll in college programs at a reduced tuition level of 150% of Lassen College’s resident tuition/fees. For the 2023-24 Academic year, the WUE Tuition Rate is $69/unit.

The following states participate in the WUE: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  The following U.S. Pacific Territories & Freely Associated States also participate in the WUE Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.

​To qualify for WUE at Lassen College, students must meet all of the following requirements: 

  • Maintain a legal resident status in an approved WUE state for at least 12 months prior to the first day of the semester for which the student is applying. 
  • Enroll in a Lassen College Certificate or Degree Program.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 units per semester.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • A student is eligible to participate in WUE for a maximum of 3 academic years.

For more information, please contact Admissions & Records at (530) 251-8808 or wue@lassencollege.edu
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