Summer is a good time for students to get a head start on their college plans. Everyone is welcome at Summer Session, including current students, newly admitted students, and those interested in just taking a class or two without matriculating at WSU. Check out the chart on our registration page to find out what your student needs to register for summer courses.

Registration is now open for Summer Advantage, June 24–July 26, a unique program offering incoming freshmen an early start on their college career! Summer Advantage is an opportunity to earn up to 8 credits, 6 of which can be UCORE requirements, adjust gradually to the new academic demands of college life through tailored programming, peer and professional support, and planned recreational activities. Students will become familiar with the WSU campus and learn the most effective techniques for academic achievement through time management, study skills, and leadership workshops. The Summer Advantage registration deadline is June 1st.  For more information, contact WSU PreCollege Programs at 509-335-3530 or email

Calculated Success is a five-week online program, June 24-July 26, for any student who wants to improve their math skills prior to the fall term. Students can improve their ALEKS test score and/or potentially place into a higher math class for the fall semester. Incoming freshmen and transfer students have all benefited from Calculated Success in the past. If your student’s major calls for the college algebra/pre-calc/calculus sequence (Math 103, 106, & 171) or the business math sequence (Math 201 & 202) this program is for them. A two-credit program gives them a head start on math and on their first year of college. Calculated Success can be taken as part of Summer Advantage. Questions? Contact us at or 509-335-2238

WSU’s Summer Session offers classes starting on June 3, June 17, and June 24. Students who attend will get a jump start on making friends, attending classes, and getting to know the WSU Pullman campus. One of the great benefits for out-of-state students attending Summer Session or Summer Advantage is that all students pay in-state tuition!

Transfer students have an opportunity to fulfill a UCORE ROOT requirement. About 50 percent of students who transfer to WSU need to take HISTORY 305: Roots of Contemporary Issues. The course provides historical background and multiple perspectives on globally relevant issues, from the environment to globalization, race and religion, and conflict.

Financial Aid is often available to students who want to begin college the summer after they graduate from high school. To qualify for this aid, students must have a FAFSA on file from the year prior. Current seniors hoping to take courses during the summer of 2019 will need to fill out a 2018-2019 FAFSA. The 2018-19 FAFSA can still be submitted, it’s not too late. If you have a student who would like to register for summer courses, please have them contact