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COUG MONEY MATTERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL LITERACY

Besides time management, one of the toughest things to master are issues surrounding money and how to be in control of your finances. Financial literacy and wellness are important to our students and WSU has created Coug Money Matters to address these topics. The program is designed to help students be better stewards of their finances. From creating a spending plan to savings and goal setting to paying back student loans, Coug Money Matters provides resources to students. There are online tools as well as opportunities to learn from face-to-face sessions.

Coug Money Matters will be hosting a financial wellness fair on April 9 … » More …

PLACEMENT EXAMS—TO TAKE THEM OR NOT TO TAKE THEM?

We want your students to succeed. We, therefore, use placement exams to help determine students’ proficiencies so we can enroll them in the most appropriate core math and English courses. While most students are required to take the exams, transferable college credit in math and/or English could fulfill testing requirements.

Use these quick reference guides to help your students see if they need to take our math and writing placement exams:

Math placement guide

Writing placement guide

More information about our math and English placement exams can be found by visiting the following sites:

Math Placement Exam—make sure students complete this exam … » More …

FOR A SMOOTH FINANCIAL AID PROCESS: STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK EMAIL OFTEN

Over the next few months, please remind your students to check their email often. Email is the primary method of contact for WSU families about the financial aid process.

As always, Student Financial Services (SFS) staff is available for students and parents. If any of your students have questions or need financial aid guidance, please have them contact SFS at financialaid@wsu.edu or 509-335-9711. The SFS website and social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are great resources for the latest financial aid information, quick tips, and scholarship opportunities.

SEND YOUR ADMITTED STUDENTS TO TRANSFER ALIVE!

All Washington State University students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive! Orientation students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes, and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities.

Encourage your students admitted to WSU to sign up for Transfer Alive! March 24-25, 2019 to sign up for classes before current students. Transfer Alive! is a two-day orientation and registration program designed to prepare admitted students for their transition to Washington State University. Whether they are transferring from a four-year university or a community college, Transfer Alive! will provide them with valuable information that will help them … » More …

TRANSFER TOOLS FOR YOUR STUDENTS

Do you have a student planning to transfer to Washington State University? Here are a few resources that can help your students with the academic portion of the transfer process:

Transfer Credit Equivalency: The Transfer Clearinghouse provides information, resources, and support to students with transfer credit to ensure a smooth transition and a successful pathway to a completed WSU degree. The site consists of previously evaluated transfer coursework and may not be inclusive of all transferable work. For courses that do not have a direct equivalency listed in the equivalency database, students can use the course evaluation request form for an updated evaluation. The Transfer … » More …

A QUICK GUIDE TO APPLYING AS A TRANSFER

Students are considered transfer students for admission purposes if they have attended college after the summer following high school graduation. Running Start students apply as a freshman.

1. FILL OUT THE TRANSFER APPLICATION

Admission to WSU is offered to qualified students on a first-come basis. Applications completed by the priority application date of January 31 will receive first consideration. Applications received after January 31 will be reviewed on a space available basis. Interested transfer students are encouraged to apply at any time.

2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED

If a student has less than a full year of college credit to transfer, we may … » More …

WSU IS RANKED IN THE TOP 25 INSTITUTIONS FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

Washington State University has once again ranked in the top 25 institutions for LGBTQ+ students! This honor has been bestowed upon WSU for a fourth year in a row. WSU has earned this ranking through continuous work on improving the campus policies to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ individuals.

This is accomplished through the work of the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC). They provide ally trainings to teach students, staff, and faculty about needs and issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces on campus and in society. They have an amazing space on the fourth floor of the Compton Union Building for … » More …

STAY UP TO DATE ON WSU SOCIAL MEDIA

Its popularity and worldwide reach make social media a valuable communications tool. The primary purpose of our social media is for people to connect with WSU and with each other. Use social media to discover more about WSU.

You are invited to join the Parents of Future WSU Students 2019 Facebook Group. This is a great opportunity to connect with parents of incoming students, and ask your questions of WSU staff.

On the official WSU Pullman Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram, you and your student can find the latest info about WSU and visit with Cougs from all around the world.

 

MARCH TO THE BEAT – The Cougar Marching Band Is Not Just for Music Majors

The Cougar Marching Band (CMB) is gearing up for its new members with the application opening in February. For students who want to participate in music programs regardless of their major, participating in the CMB is a great opportunity. Students can continue to enjoy music and reap the benefits of being part of the band community at WSU. Most band members will tell you that being in band is like having an instant built in support system. Plus, music has been shown to provide many mental and emotional benefits, including increased self-discipline, stress relief and reduced anxiety, promoting teamwork, and improving memory. Music has … » More …

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