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Planning Ahead as Students Are Recognizing the Value of a WSU Degree

With our nationally ranked programs, life-changing research, affordability, and friendly Cougar community, students are recognizing the quality and value of a WSU education. As we anticipate welcoming a large, well-prepared freshman class on WSU’s Pullman campus, your student’s safety, academic success, and the essence of the Cougar experience are the focus of our attention. » More …

Feel Alive! With WSU’s Orientation Program

Alive! is WSU’s required (and fun!) orientation program where your student will meet with an advisor and register for classes. It’s an opportunity to explore campus, see residence halls, meet new friends, and experience campus life—oh, and parents are welcome (not required) to attend, too! » More …

Save Time and Money With These Tips From SFS

With only three months left until the start of the fall semester, WSU’s Student Financial Services (SFS) wants to ease your student’s transition to college and ensure a financially stable year ahead. These tips can help you and your student save time, reduce worry, avoid potential late fees, and facilitate communication about financial aid. » More …

Get Ready for Move In

Week of Welcome (WOW) and the official university move-in begin on Wednesday, August 15. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 11, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on Wednesday, August 15 to begin their successful college experience with WOW events beginning that night. » More …

SFS Is Already Awarding Scholarships

If your student completed the 2018–2019 WSU General Scholarship application, he or she may already have received awards from WSU Student Financial Services (SFS). However, the process of awarding scholarships continues throughout the academic year. When students are awarded a scholarship they will receive an email notification from SFS.

If your student is interested in finding additional scholarship opportunities, we encourage them to use our free scholarship search engine to view a variety of different scholarships from outside of the WSU community. Students and families can also follow SFS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for #ScholarshipFriday, where they highlight other scholarship … » More …

Placement Exams—To Take Them or Not To Take Them?

We want your student to succeed. We, therefore, use placement exams to help determine the proficiencies of your student so we can enroll them in the most appropriate core math and English courses. While most students are required to take the exams, if your student has transferable college credit in math and/or English, he or she might not need to take them. » More …

WSU’s School of Music Offers Something for Everyone

Whether taking classes, attending concerts, or performing with ensembles, students in any major can gain a variety of life-enriching experiences and valuable skills through the WSU School of Music. Research shows that studying music provides numerous mental and emotional benefits. It can help to sharpen memory, increase self-discipline, promote teamwork, relieve stress and anxiety, and boost creativity. Music study has been linked to higher exam scores and better performance in subjects from math and science to foreign languages.

The WSU School of Music maintains an energetic presence across campus, in the local community, and throughout the state and region. Our faculty are world-class … » More …

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