We would like to congratulate all of the students who have been offered admission to WSU. Once a student is admitted, encourage them to complete the next steps by submitting the $200 advance tuition deposit in myWSU so they can then apply for Housing, register for Orientation, take the Math Placement Exam (if needed), and start reviewing information about the Junior Writing Portfolio.
Apply for Housing:
Students who have paid their $200 advance tuition deposit for fall 2016 can apply for housing through the Housing website. While freshmen are required to live on campus, transfer students may choose to live on or off-campus. WSU provides a variety of affordable apartments and age-restricted housing options.
To apply for on-campus housing, students will need to submit a $150 deposit and a $400 advance 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 $400 advance payment deferred until they receive aid; however, the $150 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 or apartment preferences. Housing assignments come out in June.
If your students wish to live off-campus, please reference our Off-Campus Housing Guide.
Register for Alive! Orientation:
All WSU Students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive! (12 sessions throughout June and July) students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities. There are two specific transfer sessions during the summer, but transfer students are able to come to any of the session options and will always be placed in a group with other transfer students. Students who register early are more likely to get in to the session they want.
Take the Math Placement Exam:
Students with transferable math credits 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.
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 this spring, keep in mind students must take the exam 2 weeks 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, however it must be done so in a proctored setting. Computers will be set up during check-in at Alive! Orientation for those students who wish to retake the exam.
More information can be found on the Math Placement Exam website.
Start working on the Writing Portfolio:
All WSU students need to complete their Junior Writing Portfolio before graduation. The Writing Portfolio is a two-part, mid-career diagnostic to determine if the student’s writing abilities are ready to handle the challenges of the Writing-in-the-Major (M) Courses and other upper-division courses that assign writing.
To complete the Junior Writing Portfolio, students must submit three writing samples from three different college level courses, as well as a timed writing examination completed on campus. Writing samples from previous institutions are acceptable to turn in with the appropriate cover sheet. Students transferring with junior class standing or higher will have one full year to complete the writing portfolio, once they arrive on campus. More information, including a PDF of the writing portfolio packet, can be found on the Writing Portfolio website.