We would like to congratulate all of the students who have been offered admission to WSU for the spring 2017 term. Once a student is admitted, please 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 Spring Alive!, 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 spring 2017 can already 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 advanced 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 advanced payment deferred until they receive financial aid; however, the $150 housing deposit is not deferrable.

If your students wish to live off-campus, please reference our Off-Campus Housing Guide.

Register for Spring Alive! Orientation:

All WSU Students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Spring Alive! (January 4-6) students will receive academic advising, register for spring classes and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities. *Placement exams and early check-in will be available on Wednesday, January 4. Required programming begins the morning of Thursday, January 5.

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 students 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 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.

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 graduating from WSU. 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.

Provide Proof of Immunization:

All incoming students need to provide proof of measles (Rubeola) immunity before registering for classes. Forms and other information are available from WSU Health and Wellness Services.