Once a student is admitted, encourage them to complete the next steps by paying the $200 confirmation deposit in myWSU so they can apply for Housing, register for Alive! Summer Orientation or Transfer Alive!, and take the Math Placement Exam.

Apply for Housing:

Students who have paid their $200 confirmation deposit for fall 2016 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 applying for financial aid may have the advance housing payment deferred until they receive aid; however, the housing deposit is not deferrable.

Housing assignments are based upon 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. Last year, students who waited until January were unlikely to get into some of WSU’s most requested halls.  Housing assignments will come out in June.

WSU has 17 residence halls to choose from, including the new Global Scholars Hall that opened fall 2015. For more information about housing options, including virtual tours and videos showcasing the residence halls, please visit housing.wsu.edu.

Register for Alive! Orientation:

All WSU Students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive! and Transfer Alive! students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities. Students who register early are more likely to get in to the session they want.

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 retaken in person during Alive!.

Students with transferrable math credits (i.e. Running Start, AP, or IB courses) will automatically be placed into 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.