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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 students need 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 STUDENTS FIGURE OUT PLACEMENT EXAMS

WSU uses placement exams to help determine the proficiencies of your students 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 students have transferable college credit in math and/or English, they might not need to take them.

Use these quick reference guides to see if your students need 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 Placement Exam—make … » 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 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 …

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