Congratulations, your student is admitted! Now what? He or she can complete the next steps by paying the $200 confirmation deposit in zzusis in order to apply for Housing, register for Alive! Summer Orientation, and take the Math Placement Exam.

Apply for Housing:

Students who have paid their $200 confirmation deposit for fall 2015 can apply for housing through the Housing website. The housing application requires a $150 housing deposit and a $400 advance housing payment, which will be credited toward their overall housing and dining costs in the fall. Students who are receiving financial aid may have the $400 advance housing payment deferred until they receive aid; however, the $150 housing deposit is not deferrable.

Housing assignments are based on the date students complete their housing application. In other words, the earlier they complete their housing application, the better chance they have for placement in one of their top residence hall choices. Housing assignments will come out in June.

WSU has 19 residence halls to choose from, including the new Global Scholars Hall which opens fall 2015. For more information about housing options, including virtual tours and videos showcasing the residence halls, please visit

Register for Alive! Orientation:

All WSU Students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive!, students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities. There are 12 Alive! orientation sessions throughout June and July, and students who register early are more likely to get in to the session they want. Alive! orientation requires a $230 matriculation fee for students and a $155 fee for parents, though parent attendance is optional. The fee includes 2 nights on campus, all meals and materials for the program. Students may defer the $230 matriculation fee to their financial aid by printing and mailing the PDF registration form found online.

Take the Math Placement Exam:

WSU’s Math Placement Exam is available online for incoming students. If your student would like to wait to take the Math Placement Exam until they have completed their final math course, keep in mind students must take the exam before coming to their Alive! Orientation session as their score will be used to place them in a math course. The Math Placement Exam is offered completely online. If a student is not satisfied with their initial score, the exam may be re-taken up to four times; however, students must spend at least three hours in the Prep and Learning module before re-taking the exam.

Students with transferable math credits (i.e. Running Start, AP, or IB courses) will automatically be placed in to the next level math based on what they have already completed. These students are not required to take the Math Placement Exam unless they wish to take a math course that is higher than the one they qualify for through their transfer credit. More information can be found on the Math Placement Exam website.