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Admissions Awards

$1,000 visitation award

In order to qualify for the visit award through the Future Cougars of Distinction event, students must be invited, registered, and attend all components of the event. The Future Cougars of Distinction visit award can be awarded to students receiving the Distinguished Regents Award, National Merit Semifinalist Award and to students who will have other allowable tuition waivers or payments that cover the value of full tuition. Future Cougars of Distinction is the only admitted student program in which students receiving full-tuition scholarships may also receive the visit award. 

Space is limited at the Future Cougars of Distinction program and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. An invitation to this program does not guarantee attendance.

About the award

Student Financial Services will post the visit award to the student’s account within a month after the event and will send an email communication confirming the award has been posted. If you do not see that your award has posted after three weeks please contact the Visitation Office to confirm they have record of your attendance and they will follow up with Student Financial Services to ensure your award is posted. Please note that the visit award cannot be deferred to future terms.

If you can’t attend

If you can’t attend the entire event, you won’t be eligible for the Future Cougars of Distinction award— but that’s not the end of the story.

Filling out the WSU scholarship application means you’ll automatically be considered for hundreds of other scholarships from WSU.

There are also many other opportunities to visit campus throughout the year. See our student visits site for more information.

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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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