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Future Cougars of Distinction is an invitation-only program designed for top scholars in the incoming freshman class to join other ambitious students for a behind-the-scenes look at WSU.

Check to see if you meet the program eligibility requirements here.

We can’t wait to meet you and show you around our beautiful campus! Here’s a quick preview of what you’ll do at the Future Cougars of Distinction event:

  • Explore your area of interest in an individualized workshop led by WSU faculty and staff.
  • Discover the opportunities WSU offers: faculty-mentored research, study abroad, internships, the Honors College, and more.
  • Meet current students like you and hear firsthand what life is like at WSU.
  • Tour campus and see some of your living options in a residence hall open house.
  • Enjoy a dinner and dessert reception with university faculty and students who share your interests.

Plus, you’ll receive a one-time visitation award of $1,000 if you decide to enroll after attending the event!

Please note that registration is on a first-come basis. Space in our facilities is limited, so we may be unable to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend the event. Walk-on students are not eligible.

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