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WSU Dates and Deadlines

To see when classes begin, university holidays, and such, check out the Registrar’s academic calendar.

August 15


October

  • October 1 The FAFSA and WASFA (Washington Application for Financial Aid) open. Learn more about the FAFSA and the WASFA from WSU Student Financial Services.
  • Apply for University housing – Returning the housing contract as soon as possible gives you a better chance of obtaining the living arrangements you prefer. The date you confirm your admission (by paying the $200 non-refundable tuition deposit) and complete the housing contract determines your priority for housing. The summer/fall 2022 housing application will open spring 2022.

November

  • November 15 Spring application priority date.

January

  • January 5-6 — Attend New Coug Orientation for students enrolling spring semester.
  • Apply for University housing – The summer/fall 2022 housing application will open spring 2022.
  • January 31
    • Summer/fall 2022 admission application priority date for first-year (freshman) students. Students who may be eligible for automatic academic awards, such as DUAA, UAA, and the WUE/Cougar Award should complete their application and provide required documents by this date. Admission applications will be accepted after this date on a space-available basis.
    • WSU General Scholarship Application deadline (strongly encouraged)
    • FAFSA application priority submission date (strongly encouraged)
    • WASFA application priority submission date (strongly encouraged for undocumented students and other select applicants only)

March-April

  • March 15 – Financial aid verification documents deadline (if required).
  • April – (for transfer students only) Attend the New Coug Orientation session designed specifically for transfer students. Students who attend this session will register for classes before all other students.

May

  • May 1 We recommend you confirm your admission before May 1. If you’ve been offered admission as a freshman or transfer student, pay your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm your space at the University. You can confirm your admission after this date on a space-available basis.
  • Fraternity and sorority recruitment information goes out. If you’ve been accepted to the University and have not received this information by the end of May, contact the Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council for details.

June

  • Attend a New Coug Orientation session. Check the Orientation website for available dates.
  • Summer Advantage – Build a solid foundation for your college career with a 4-week, 7-credit head start on making the transition from high school to college.

July

  • July 15 
    • Transfer student admission application priority date. Students who may be eligible for automatic academic awards, such as Cougar Award for Transfers or the WUE for Transfers should complete their application and provide required documents by this date.
    • Transfer students who have improved their cumulative GPA since being admitted to WSU, may resubmit the most up-to-date transcript to be re-considered for academic awards (Cougar Award for transfers or and WUE for transfers). Be sure your cumulative unweighted GPA meets the award criteria before sending us your updated transcript. Transcripts must be received by WSU by July 15, 2022.
  • Attend a New Coug Orientation session. Check the Orientation website for available dates.

August

  • Attend a New Coug Orientation session. Check the Orientation website for available dates. This is the last chance to get registered for fall 2022 classes.
  • Week of Welcome for all new students takes place the week before fall semester classes begin. Be sure to attend WSU Convocation the Friday before classes start.