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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can attend this event?
All undergraduate students who have been accepted to the WSU Pullman campus for the Fall 2017 semester may attend Experience WSU. Students who are former WSU students returning, post-bacc students, or students who are currently enrolled at a WSU campus (Pullman, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Global, Everett, or Spokane) who may submit a change of campus form are NOT eligible to attend this event. The event is designed for those who are still making up their minds about enrolling at the Pullman campus. If you have already decided to attend WSU, your next steps are to pay your deposit and sign up for an Alive! orientation session.
Who may accompany me to Experience WSU?
Students are able to bring two guests with them to Experience WSU. That may include, parents, grandparents, or siblings. Because space is limited at these events we do ask that students do not bring more than two guests.
How do I make travel and lodging arrangements?
We encourage you to make lodging arrangements as soon as possible as hotel accommodations are limited. You can refer to our travel page for more information.
Is there any charge for attending?
Attendance at Experience WSU is free for each registered student and their guests.
Can I attend more than one admitted student event?
No, students may only attend one admitted student event (Experience, Out of State Experience, Future Cougars of Distinction or Future Cougars Embracing Diversity). We do this so we can maximize the number of students who can participate.
If I am registered but am unable to attend can I have a friend take my place?
Unfortunately, no. All of our Experience WSU programs have waiting lists, so should you be unable to attend, we will cancel your registration and add the next student off of the waiting list.
What should I wear?
Dress is casual. Please wear comfortable shoes for your visit to our campus, as you can expect to do a lot of walking. Spring weather in the Pullman area can be chilly; rain or snow is a possibility. Consider dressing in layers and packing an umbrella for your trip.
Should I attend if I’m a transfer student?
Transfer students are welcome to attend any of the Experience WSU events if they are undecided about attending WSU. However, if you have already confirmed your enrollment at WSU, we recommend that you attend Transfer Alive! in April for orientation and registration.
Whom do I contact for special assistance?
If you are a person with disabilities requiring assistance, please contact Visitation Programs at 509-335-4980 two weeks prior to the event you will be attending to make arrangements.
Can I walk-on to this event without being registered?
Walk-on students are not permitted at this event. If you are not registered for the program, you will be turned away at the door. Please understand that there are students who are on the wait list for this event, and if we allowed walk-on registrants, then we would be doing a disservice to those who followed the standby list procedure. Please note that you must also be registered for the correct Experience WSU date. As an example, we cannot accept students who are registered for a different Experience WSU event date.
What if I can’t attend?
If you cannot attend any of the Experience WSU events, we encourage you to come to campus for an individual visit on a day that fits your schedule.

Need Assistance?

If you have questions or require special assistance (including accommodations for disabilities), please contact the Welcome Center at 509-335-4980 or visitation@wsu.edu for arrangements.

Advance notice (one week or more, if possible) is appreciated, and will help us make the best possible accommodations for your needs.

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Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU April 15 A spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Preview for Juniors April 22 Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.
  • Fall Preview Oct. 14 & 28 This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

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