Future Cougars of Distinction (FCOD), on Saturday, March 4, 2017, is an invitation-only event for admitted top scholar freshmen. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our nationally recognized faculty members, highly motivated current students, and learn why WSU is a great fit. Invitations will be sent out via postal mail and email to eligible students beginning in mid-January. In the meantime, we encourage you to view the eligibility chart to see the caliber of student who will be invited and encourage them to save the date. National Merit Semi-finalists will also be invited to this event, regardless of if they meet the eligibility criteria.

We have many types of admitted student events for students to choose from and these high caliber students are welcome to attend any one of the programs. Since students may only attend one admitted student event, choosing the right one is important! There are key differences that make FCOD special, so reviewing the schedule can be a great way to determine if this is the preferred event for your high achieving students.

Unique FCOD Event Components:

A few of the big differences will be a: (1) $1,000 Visitation Award; this non-renewable award is allocated for all student event attendees who enroll at WSU, including National Merit Semi-Finalists, National Merit Finalists, and Distinguished Regent Scholars – these students who are on a full tuition wavier will not be eligible for this $1,000 award if they attend any other admitted student event besides FCOD; (2) Academic Showcases; these in-depth, 90-minute sessions will provide the students an overview of their academic area of interest including information about the academic majors, facility/lab tours, information on the experiential learning opportunities, and time with faculty, staff, students, and the Dean of the college; (3) Workshops; we have more workshops offered at this event than any other; (4) Distinguished Dinner; during which students and parents will dine alongside top WSU faculty and current students; and (5) Dessert Reception; in which students and guests will enjoy conversational interactions with top WSU leadership, professors, and students.

As we do with our other admitted student events; attendees will eat lunch in a dining center, tour campus and living options (choose from residence halls and Greek chapters), and be allowed to bring up to two guests. Registration will go live in mid-January and eligible students will be able to register from this webpage when the time comes.


Thank you so much for helping your students find the right program for them!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call 509-335-4980 or email us visitation@wsu.edu.