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Congratulations on your admission to WSU! We are excited to welcome you to the Cougar family. There are a few steps you need to take before joining us in Pullman. Get started by paying your $200 non-refundable advanced payment on tuition.

Steps to confirm your admission:

How to pay your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit:
  1. Log in to your myWSU account here.
  2. From the main menu select “self service” then click “student center.”
  3. In the middle of the “student center” you’ll see a link that says “accept/decline admission”, click “accept”.
  4. Accept your offer of admission, and then proceed to pay the $200 advance tuition/confirmation deposit to hold your spot in the incoming class.Need help? Contact your personal admission counselor.

**Do not click the “make a payment” button.**

How to log in to myWSU for the first time (future students):
  1. Make sure you turn off all pop-up blockers from your internet browser.
  2. Go to the Account Creation webpage and enter the Temporary Access Network Key (TANK) that was emailed to you (if you don’t know your TANK, please contact the Office of Admissions at 888-468-6978 or
  3. Select one of the two options for your PIN delivery.
  4. Your PIN should arrive shortly. When you receive it, go back to the Account Creation webpage.
  5. Enter your PIN and birth date to continue.
  6. Create a password for your Network ID along with a “Question and Answer” combination for additional security. After submitting, a confirmation email will follow shortly.
  7. Keep a record of your new Network ID, but you should not share this or your password with anyone else. Print the confirmation page or store a copy in a safe location until you’ve memorized your new Network ID and password.
  8. If you have any questions during the Network ID account creation process, please contact the WSU Help Desk, Monday-Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm (PST), at 509-335-4357 or help? Contact your personal admission counselor.

You’re officially a Coug!

Congrats on confirming your admission and paying your deposit. You are now able to complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for 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.
  2. Sign up for Alive! orientation. All new students must attend an orientation session to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. The Alive! orientation fee is $230 for students and $195 for parent/guests with on-campus overnight accommodations and $140 for parents/guests staying off-campus.
  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 on November 4-5, 2017 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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Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU A series of fall and spring semester events for admitted students. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Fall Preview Oct. 14 & 28 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.
  • Game Day Tours Coming to a home football game? Add a tour to your day and see what academics and athletics is all about at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction 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 An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.

Campus tours
  • 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.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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