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Admissions Travel Guide & Forms

Travel and lodging

No need to worry about how to get to Pullman. Just meet our admissions counselors at one of our prearranged departure location across the state, and we’ll take care of the rest.

We’ll bring you to Pullman on chartered buses Friday morning, provide all meals (lunch and dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch, and light dinner on Saturday), and return you to the departure point Saturday evening.

Overnight accommodation is also included (all students will share a double room with three other students of the same gender) at recognized hotels near campus.

WSU admissions counselors will ride the buses with the students to and from Pullman and serve as chaperon’s during the event (both during the day and overnight at hotels).

Please also note that it is required that all students ride the buses to campus with other participants as part of the program. There will only be exceptions to this requirement for students who live in a 10 mile radius of Pullman.

Sample departure locations

Subject to change as event details are finalized. Specific pickup locations and pick up times will be provided to registered students before the event.


  • Burlington
  • Cle Elum
  • Colfax
  • Issaquah
  • Everett
  • Moses Lake
  • Olympia 
  • Okanagan County (Brewster)
  • Othello
  • Pasco
  • Quincy
  • South Seattle (Tukwila)
  • Spokane
  • Tacoma
  • Vancouver
  • Walla Walla
  • Wenatchee
  • Yakima

Required forms

After reserving your spot at Future Cougars Embracing Diversity, you need to mail these forms to WSU to complete your registration.

Because the great majority of participants are minors, the attending student and a parent or legal guardian need to send the following consent/release forms to WSU.

If you do not submit all four forms (only need to submit one Recreation Center Waiver depending on age), properly signed, you will not be allowed to participate in the Future Cougars Embracing Diversity program or board WSU-chartered transportation.

Please note that we cannot accept scanned, copied, or emailed forms as official. We will need you to mail the original forms to us with signatures.

Mail all forms to:

Washington State University
Future Cougars Embracing Diversity Program
Lighty Student Services 260
PO Box 641062
Pullman WA 99164-1062

Tell us a bit about yourself so we can send you the right information. (Lighter fields are required.)


Your Plans

Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU A series of fall and spring semester events for admitted students. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • 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.
  • Game Day Tours Coming to a home football game? Add a tour to your day and see what academics and athletics is all about at WSU.
  • 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.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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