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An event for top scholars admitted to WSU

About the event

Future Cougars of Distinction is an exclusive and invitation-only program for first-year, incoming freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our nationally-recognized faculty members, meet highly motivated current students, receive an exclusive tour of campus, and ultimately learn why WSU is a great fit.

Take a closer look at our academic programs and other unique opportunities available to students at WSU.

Additionally, students who attend and fully participate in the program will receive a one-time $1,000 visitation award should they enroll at WSU for the term in which they applied.

How to qualify 

Cumulative, unweighted GPA on a 4 point scaleOld SAT (taken prior to March 2016)*New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)**ACT score
3.7-3.791270133029
3.8-3.891230130028
3.9-3.991190126026
4.01150122025
*Combined Critical Reading and Math Sections Only
(CR + M)
**Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math Sections
(EBRW + M)

Space is limited. Please make sure to register for the program early as registration is not only based on invitation, but also on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to capacity requirements and space limitations of our physical facilities, we cannot accommodate everyone who is invited to register for the event.

Walk-on Students

A walk-on student is someone who is not registered for the event but comes to Pullman hoping to join the event the day-of. Walk-on students are not permitted at any of our admitted student events, including Future Cougars of Distinction. We will have to turn away any walk-on students at the door.

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Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU Feb. 25, April 1 & 15 A special spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction March 4 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 March 10 & 11  An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience March 25 A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.
  • Preview for Juniors April 22 Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.
  • Future Cougar Day Get a taste of our top-notch academics and enjoy the excitement of Cougar football after a delicious pregame BBQ.
  • Fall Preview 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

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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