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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 …

SEND JUNIORS TO PREVIEW THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE THIS SPRING

Preview for Juniors is an opportunity for high school juniors to explore all that WSU has to offer. During the event on Saturday, April 20, participants will check out potential majors, meet with professors and admission counselors, and experience our Cougar spirit firsthand. Along the way, enthusiastic current students will show visitors around campus and take them to lunch at one of our dining centers.

Student participants may bring up to four guests, including parents, guardians, siblings, or friends who might be interested in attending WSU.

We’d love to see some of your students at this free special event. Please let them know about … » More …

ENCOURAGE ADMITTED STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE WSU

Experience WSU is a fabulous hands-on experience for admitted students to learn more about WSU and its many opportunities. Take a closer look at our academic programs and check out our unique residential campus life. You’ll go home knowing what makes the Cougar community so special.

Remaining Spring 2019 Experience WSU Dates:

Saturday, March 30
Saturday, April 6

We can’t wait to meet your students! Here’s a quick preview of what your students will do at Experience WSU:

Explore their area of interest in a personalized workshop led by WSU faculty and staff.
Discover the opportunities WSU offers: faculty-mentored research, study … » More …

APPLY FOR WSU HOUSING

After students submit 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 students 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 students will be expected to pay a $150 housing damage deposit … » More …

UNDERSTANDING ORIENTATION OPTIONS

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 …

WHY CHOOSE WSU?

As a counselor, you play an integral role in helping your students choose where to attend college. It’s a big decision, and there are many factors to consider: academics, cost, location, student experience, etc.

Here are five reasons to choose Washington State University:

1) 200+ fields of study

From engineering and fine arts to nursing, business and more, WSU offers a wide variety of academic options.

2) Hands-on research opportunities

Undergraduate students have access to countless hands-on research opportunities. Whether your student wants to join the workforce after college or attend a graduate program, having real-world learning experience makes students more competitive and … » 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.

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 …

WSU WOMEN*S CENTER: STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY, ENVISIONING JUSTICE

WSU’s Women*s Center is a great resource for students to engage with the multi-dimensional experiences of women, to challenge patterns of injustice for people of all genders, and to enjoy a welcoming and inclusive space. They elevate all marginalized voices while prioritizing prerogatives to learn, organize, and support one another as peers and mentors. They foster a community dynamic both within and beyond the Women*s Center that is collaborative, creative, and inclusive. In addition to welcoming anyone of any gender and respecting everyone who walks in for who they are, the Center offers resources that range from food assistance to activity space to … » More …

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