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MAY 1 IS NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY

May 1 is known as National College Decision Day, which is the deadline for students to confirm their admission. Our 2018-19 class was the largest class yet. We still have spots available but we are filling up quickly. Encourage your student to confirm before May 1 to save their seat for the fall 2019 semester. Confirmations will be accepted after May 1 on a space available basis only.

WSU SUPPORTS STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

Transitioning to college is an exciting time for many students. This transition can also be challenging and stressful. Stress can develop from academic pressure, relationship changes, lack of sleep, and becoming more independent. Stress can affect mental health and impact school, and even day to day living. “Student mental health has long been a high priority at Washington State,” said Ellen Taylor, associate vice president for student engagement. “We want to make sure all students are aware of the services we have available, how to access them and provide them with assistance as quickly as possible. We also want students to know that everyone needs … » More …

AVOID FRESHMAN-YEAR RISKS

Discussing college life with your student can make the transition to higher education a little easier. Roles for parents and students can change during this transition. WSU research is tracking ways to support parent–student relationships during what can be a student’s first foray into adulthood. As part of a study aimed at increasing resources for healthy parent-child relationships by exploring positive ways for parents to support their college-age students, WSU researchers surveyed members of the past two incoming classes, learning how the handbook and other resources are helping parents and students.

See the full article in the WSU Insider.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO GET AHEAD

Summer is a good time for students to get a head start on their college plans. Everyone is welcome at Summer Session, including current students, newly admitted students, and those interested in just taking a class or two without matriculating at WSU. Check out the chart on our registration page to find out what your student needs to register for summer courses.

Registration is now open for Summer Advantage, June 24–July 26, a unique program offering incoming freshmen an early start on their college career! Summer Advantage is an opportunity to earn up to 8 credits, 6 of which can be UCORE requirements, … » More …

HELP YOUR STUDENT FIGURE OUT PLACEMENT EXAMS

WSU uses 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.

Use these quick reference guides to see if your student needs to take our math and writing placement exams:

Math placement guide

Math placement exceptions

Writing placement guide

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

Math … » More …

CARSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS NAMED A TOP CONTRIBUTOR

TCU Neely Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, recently named Carson College of business, one of the top contributors in the field. The TCU Neeley Institute tracks research and publishing productivity in premier entrepreneurship journals for the past five years to create their ranking. Being included in this ranking reflects the commitment of Carson College faculty to contribute rigorous and influential research to their discipline.

See the full article in the WSU Insider.

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.

Use these quick reference guides to see if your student needs 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 … » More …

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

Over the next few months, please remind your student 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 your student has questions or needs 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.

APPLY FOR WSU HOUSING

After your student submits their $200 advanced tuition deposit, or waiver request, to confirm their enrollment, they can apply for WSU Housing. Washington State University offers 21 different residence halls, and the campus location, floor plans, building features, and amenities differ for each hall. Please encourage your student to view our residence hall website to see pictures and virtual tours. Housing and dining costs vary depending on the residence hall and meal plan that students select. Students can compare costs with our online rate estimator.

When completing the housing application, your student will be expected to pay a $150 housing damage … » More …

SEND YOUR ADMITTED STUDENT TO ORIENTATION

All Washington State University students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive! Orientation (11 sessions throughout June and July) students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes, and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities.

Students who register early are more likely to get into the session they prefer. The student cost of $240 includes housing, meals, and all materials during the program. There are additional per-person costs ranging from $140-$195 for each parent/guardian who would like to attend the Alive! Orientation as well. If a student has high financial need, they may defer the student … » More …

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