Here are a few essential to-do’s you need to complete to attend Washington State University Pullman. All items must be completed in order to register for classes at orientation. To learn more about each item, click on the titles below.
Set up your WSU email account.
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It is important that students who need to take these exams complete them two weeks prior to their Orientation session, as scores will determine which classes you are eligible to register for with your academic advisor.
Writing Placement Process
Complete the writing placement assessment if you are not transferring in college-level English. Do I need to take the Writing Placement Assessment?
Foreign Language Placement
If you plan to enroll in a foreign language course, please visit the Language Placement Testing website for more information.
Before you can register for classes at orientation, you must also complete the New Coug Pre-Orientation modules. An invitation to complete these modules is emailed to students after registration for spring orientation. Fall 2023 new students will receive access to the modules in May 2023.
Login information will be emailed to your WSU email address. Make sure you’ve set up your account.
For Spring New Coug Orientation: Housing is not provided during spring orientation. We will provide housing during the summer sessions for students.
You can apply for housing 24 – 48 hours after you have confirmed your admission. If you’re eligible to live off-campus, explore additional options at offcampusliving.wsu.edu. The priority deadline for new housing applications is May 1, 2023. All applications received at that time will be treated equally in the first round of the placement process.
Incoming first-year and transfer students are required to complete the following mandatory programs:
Count on Cougs: This 1-hour violence prevention and bystander training workshop on bystander intervention must be completed by the end of a student’s second semester. Sign-up for a Count on Cougs workshop.
ECHECKUp TO GO: This 15-20-minute self-guided alcohol survey is required for all incoming students who will be under the age of 21 at the beginning of their first semester. Please read ALL verification instructions to guarantee proper submission. Complete ECHECKUP TO GO.
Failure to complete mandatory programs will result in a registration hold placed on their myWSU account. If students have additional questions they can email firstname.lastname@example.org
WSU students are required to provide documentation of:
Find details regarding immunization requirements, submitting documentation, exemption requests or getting immunized if you have not done so at cougarhealth.wsu.edu or contact email@example.com.
Make sure that your high school or transfer institution and testing agencies are sending official transcripts and test scores to the WSU Office of Admissions.
Students who are in Running Start, High School in the College, or other dual enrollment programs must send transcripts from each college/university providing college-level academic credit.