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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend this event?
Future Cougars of Distinction is an invitation-only program for high-achieving undergraduate freshman who have been offered admission to the WSU Pullman campus for the Fall 2017 semester. For information on eligibility requirements, please see the chart on the “why attend” page. Future Cougars of Distinction 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.
This program is intended for students applying as freshman to WSU. Transfer students (those who have attended college after the summer following high school graduation) are not eligible to attend this program and are encouraged to attend an Experience WSU program.
Why should I attend this program rather than an Experience WSU or another admitted student program?
The Future Cougars of Distinction program provides unique programming and networking opportunities that are not available at any other admitted student program and are specifically geared toward high-achieving students. Students who attend Future Cougars of Distinction will have the chance to engage with deans and faculty from across the University. We encourage you to visit the FCOD Schedule page for detailed information about what is provided at the Future Cougars of Distinction program.
Who may accompany me to Future Cougars of Distinction?
Students are able to bring two guests with them to Future Cougars of Distinction. 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.
Is there any charge for attending?
Attendance at Future Cougars of Distinction 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 (Future Cougars of Distinction, Experience WSU, Out of State Experience, or Future Cougars Embracing Diversity). We do this so we can maximize the number of students who can participate and receive the visitation award.
What should I wear?
Dress is casual. Please wear comfortable walking shoes 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.
What if I can’t attend?
If you cannot attend the Future Cougars of Distinction program, we encourage you to consider attending one of our other admitted student programs (Experience WSU, OOS Experience or Future Cougars Embracing Diversity). You may also consider coming to campus for an individual visit on a day that fits your schedule.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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