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Admissions Awards

About the scholarship

Every student who is registered for and attends the Out-of-State Experience event will receive a $1,000 scholarship for completion of the program. Students must be admitted to attend, and space is limited.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must attend and participate in all components of the program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events offered on Friday, Sunday, and Saturday evening after 5 p.m. are optional.

The Out-of-State Experience event is exclusively for admitted students who are not Washington residents.

Students may only attend one admitted student event. National Merit Scholarship awardees  and students who will have other allowable tuition waivers or payments that cover the value of full tuition are not eligible to receive the Out-of-State Experience WSU award.

How the scholarships are awarded

Student Financial Services will post the award to the student’s account approximately three weeks 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 Programs office to confirm they have record of your attendance and they will follow up with Student Financial Services to ensure your award is posted.

If you can’t attend

If you can’t attend the Out-of-State Experience event, you can sign up for one of our other Experience WSU events, which also offer scholarships and are open to residents and non-residents.

If you can’t attend an Experience event, you won’t be eligible for the scholarship — but that’s not the end of the story. There are many other scholarship opportunities at WSU!

Fill out the WSU general scholarship application by January 31 to be considered for 700+ scholarships from WSU.

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

Visitation Programs:

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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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