Whether you’re a freshman or a transfer student, use this easy-to-remember list to make sure you get everything done before classes start. You must confirm your offer of admission before completing any of the other tasks listed below.
You’re almost a Coug! Now that you’ve been admitted, confirm your spot by paying your $200 tuition deposit.
On-campus housing — The sooner you apply for housing, the better your chances of getting one of your top residence hall choices. The housing application requires a $400 advanced housing payment and a $150 security deposit. Freshmen are required to live on campus for their first year. This rule also applies to students under 20 years of age with less than one year of post-high school college credit. Transfer students not bound by the Freshman Live-in Rule also have the option to live off campus. You will be eligible to apply for housing 24 hours after confirming your admission to WSU.
Update your social media status and profile photo, and show your Cougar pride, with #FutureCoug graphics. You can also wear your crimson and gray and tell friends and family that you chose WSU! #FutureCoug
Join the Coug2Coug app, exclusively for admitted students. Make new friends, find a roommate, and get connected before you move to campus.
General education writing placement and math placement assessments should be completed before attending Alive orientation. Review your transcripts to determine if you need to take the assessments. If you have transferable college credit in math and English, you may not need to. If you are unsure, our math placement assessment guide and writing placement assessment guide should help. You are also welcome to contact your admission counselor with questions!
If you are wanting to take any foreign language courses, you’ll also need to take the foreign language placement test before enrolling in any foreign language courses. The foreign language placement test is not required if you do not intend to enroll in foreign language courses.
Alive Orientation, our required (and fun!) orientation program, is where you’ll meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the summer and fall, so you choose the program dates that work best for you.
The Alive Orientation fee is $250 for students and $140 per family for the Family and Supporter Program.
Record of measles (Rubeola) immunization is required before registering for classes. You should also review our immunization recommendations. Forms and other information are available from WSU’s Cougar Health Services.
COVID 19 vaccination. WSU system-wide will require proof of the COVID 19 vaccination for the 2021–2022 academic year for all students engaging in activities at a WSU campus or location. For more information, including exemptions, please visit Washington State University (wsu.edu).
Submit your #FutureCoug or mini Butch photo (see slideshow below for examples) for inclusion on the incoming class flag and then shout “Go Cougs!”
Sign in to myWSU (WSU’s student information system) to review your personal to-do lists for financial aid, orientation, and more.
Send final transcripts, exams, and other paperwork. Request official high school or college transcripts with final grades and AP/IB/AICE scores be sent to WSU.
Ready to explore campus? Download this map to discover some of our favorite places on campus.
Trying to figure out what accommodations are available in Pullman? Check out the travel guide which outlines some of the ways to get to Pullman, the variety of rental car options once you’re here, and the various local overnight accommodations.