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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 Summer or Fall 2020 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 deciding if they’d like to enroll 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.

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 register for 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 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, or Future Cougars Embracing Diversity). We do this so we can maximize the number of students who can participate in this decision-making event 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 or Future Cougars Embracing Diversity). You may also consider coming to campus for an individual visit on a day that fits your schedule best!

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