We are looking forward to your son or daughter joining us in Pullman in August!  As your family prepares for this transition, don’t forget these important next steps:

Submit your Deposit. If you haven’t already done so, submit the $200 advance tuition deposit by May 1, the priority date to accept admission. Students can submit the deposit through their zzusis Student Center.

Apply for Housing. Visit housing.wsu.edu for virtual tours, hall videos and the housing application. WSU has 19 residence halls to choose from, and a student’s housing priority is based on the date they apply for housing, so don’t delay! Housing assignment notification begins in June.

Sign up for Alive! Orientation.  Alive! Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students at WSU-Pullman, even transfer students. At Alive!, your son or daughter will meet with his or her academic advisor, register for fall classes, experience the WSU campus, discover involvement opportunities, and make friendships that can last a lifetime. In addition, Alive! has special events for the parents of incoming students, though parent attendance is optional. Registration and additional information can be found at alive.wsu.edu.

Take the Math Placement Exam.  Students should plan to take the Math Placement Exam before coming to their Alive! Orientation session, as their score will be used to place them in a math course. The exam is offered completely online and can be completed right from home. The Math Placement Exam may be taken up to five times; however, students must wait 24 hours between retakes and spend 3+ hours in the Prep and Learning module before retesting. For more information, and to take the test, visit math.wsu.edu/placement.

Make a Budget.  Once you have received your financial aid estimate, look closely at the numbers with your student and make sure you have a plan to cover any college costs not funded by grants and scholarships.  Feel free to contact Student Financial Services at 509-335-9711 if you have questions regarding your estimate. Keep in mind, your son or daughter may be eligible for more awards than what is on the estimate as work study and some university scholarships have not yet been awarded. Encourage your student to continue checking their account for updates.

Keep in touch.  Your son or daughter is encouraged to join the WSU Facebook app for admitted students, and you are invited to join the WSU Parents Facebook group. WSU Admissions is also on Twitter and Instagram. Check us out online for all kinds of great information and updates!

Submit final transcripts, exams, and other paperwork.  Your student must send his or her final transcript after graduation to the Office of Admissions. In addition, if your student has had an increase in GPA or ACT/SAT scores, he or she may qualify for additional scholarships. If your student’s GPA or test scores have improved, send an email to admissions@wsu.edu asking for the new material to be reviewed.