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Freshmen Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to WSU! We look forward to seeing you on campus soon. Before then, there are a few steps you need to take to confirm your admission and reserve your space at WSU. Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Confirm your admission and save your spot by paying the $200 non-refundable tuition deposit* (advanced payment on tuition). This will reserve your space at WSU. You’ll need to do this before you can apply for campus housing and sign up for orientation/registration. For assistance setting up your network ID and navigating myWSU, visit myWSU info.

After you confirm your admission, you can:

  1. Apply for on-campus housing as soon as possible after confirming your admission. 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* plus a $150 security deposit. Freshmen are required to live on campus for their first year.
  2. Sign up for Alive! orientation as soon as possible after confirming your admission. All new students must attend an orientation session to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. The Alive! orientation matriculation fee* is $230 for students and $195 for parent/guests with overnight accommodations on-campus and $140 for parents/guests staying off-campus (parent attendance is optional).Some grants are available for those with financial need, please contact New Student Programs for more information.
  3. Take the online math placement exam at least two weeks before attending orientation. Get started on this step early so you can take advantage of the online review.
  4. Take the writing placement exam. The exam can be taken online at any time, or as a pencil-and-paper test at your Alive! orientation session.
  5. Provide proof of immunization. You’ll need to provide proof of measles (Rubeola) immunity before registering for classes. Forms and other information are available from WSU Health and Wellness Services.
  6. Sign in to myWSU (WSU’s student information system) and review your personal to-do lists for financial aid, orientation, and more.
  7. Plan ahead for university move-in on August 16, the Week of Welcome August 16-20, and fall semester classes starting on August 21.
  8. If your parents intend to visit campus for our parent events, start booking hotel rooms early for Dad’s Weekend in fall 2017 (date TBD) and Mom’s Weekend: April 6-8, 2018.
*Ready to confirm your admission, but finances holding you back? We can help! Contact your personal admission counselor for assistance.

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  • Experience WSU Feb. 25, April 1 & 15 A special spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction March 4 An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity March 10 & 11  An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience March 25 A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.
  • Preview for Juniors April 22 Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.
  • Future Cougar Day Get a taste of our top-notch academics and enjoy the excitement of Cougar football after a delicious pregame BBQ.
  • Fall Preview This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more

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  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

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