Deadlines and important dates
The academic year at a glance: everything from deadlines to the best times to visit campus. To see when classes begin, university holidays, and such, check out the Registrar's academic calendar.
- Spring semester applications open. Classes begin in early to mid-January.
- Fall semester admission and scholarship applications open. Classes begin in mid to late-August.
- Future Cougar Day mixes an introduction to University academics with the excitement of Pac-12 football. Meet current faculty and students before the WSU football game, and more.
- Sign up for WSU Fall Preview: a great introduction to campus and what the University can offer academically, residentially, and environmentally.
- November 15
Priority date for spring semester admission.
Events and milestones
- Spend a day at Fall Preview, a campus visitation program.
- Apply for fall semester admission and scholarships.
Don't wait much longer; the priority deadline is January 31.
- Share your holiday with family and friends.
- January 31
Priority date for fall semester applications.
Deadline for scholarship applications.
Events and milestones
- The FAFSA is available on www.fafsa.gov. Learn more about the FAFSA from WSU Student Financial Services.
- Spring Orientation and Registration - Get your schedule and an introduction to campus before classes begin (required for students new to WSU at spring semester).
- February 15 is the FAFSA priority date.
- Experience WSU - Accepted students receive an in-depth, personal introduction to the University's academic programs and resources. Space is limited, so register for your visit early.
- Apply for University housing -Returning the housing contract as soon as possible gives you a better chance of obtaining the living arrangements you prefer. The date you confirm your admission (by paying the $200 tuition deposit) and complete the housing contract determines your priority for housing.
- Transfer Registration Days - a special orientation and registration session for students transferring to WSU in the fall.
- Future Cougars of Color (FCOC) scholarship program - Complete your application for admission and scholarships by the January 31 deadline to be eligible. At the FCOC event, you'll visit the University with a diverse group of motivated students for a first-hand look at campus resources and academic programs.
- An ideal time for future Cougars to schedule a campus visit.
- Preview for Juniors - High school juniors from around the country get a special introduction to living and learning at Washington State University.
- Experience WSU - Accepted students receive an in-depth, personal introduction to the University's academic programs and resources. Space is limited, so register for your event early.
- If you've been offered admission as a freshman or transfer student, you can send in your $200 tuition deposit any time before the May 1 deadline to confirm your space at the University.
- May 1
Confirm your admission. If you've been offered admission as a freshman or transfer student, pay your $200 tuition deposit to confirm your space at the University.
- May 15
Priority date to submit financial aid documents if selected for verification.
Events and milestones
- Fraternity and sorority recruitment info goes out. If you've been accepted to the University and have not received this information by the end of May, contact Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council recruitment for details.
- Attend Alive! Sessions of this two-day mandatory registration and orientationprogram are available throughout the summer. Register for the class schedule you want, tour campus, learn about leadership and involvement opportunities, meet with faculty advisors, and get an inside look at life at WSU.
Students who do not attend a summer session must attend the Fall Alive! session the week before classes begin in August.
- Summer Advantage - Build a solid foundation for your college career with a 4-week, 7-credit head start on making the transition from high school to college.
- Attend Alive! If you can't attend in June, you can choose from several sessions in July or early August. The Alive! program is your chance to get the class schedule you want, and it also delivers valuable info about getting the most from your college experience. New students who do not attend Transfer Registration Days or a summer Alive! session must attend the Fall Alive! session the week before classes begin in August in order to register for classes.
- Fall Alive! your last chance to register for fall semester classes. You can also tour campus, learn about leadership and involvement opportunities, meet with faculty advisors, and get an inside look at life at WSU.
New students who have not attended a summer Alive! session or Transfer Registration Days must attend this Fall Alive! session.
- Week of Welcome for all new students takes place in mid-month, before fall semester classes begin. Be sure to attend WSU Convocation the Friday before classes start.