Academic Resources

Positive and Supportive

The Office Academic Affairs is committed to maximizing students’ educational experience through hands-on instruction and providing resources to support students through their college experience. Students have access to wide-range of support services outside the classroom, including tutoring, peer consulting, mentoring, and job placement.
Academic Advising

Academic advising is a partnership between students, professional advisors, and faculty. This holistic approach ensures that students engage in their academic plans, make timely progress toward their degrees, and connect to campus resources to help them succeed.

Whether students are enrolling for their first semester, exploring their major and career options, or are on-track to graduate, they will find support, encouragement, guidance, and accurate information.

Placement Exams

To meet graduation requirements, all students must pass an approved mathematics course and an approved English composition course. The placement exams are designed to help you fulfill these requirements by identifying the courses that best match your skills.

New students are strongly encouraged to complete the placement exams during New Student Orientation and are able to register for the Writing Placement and Math Placement Assessment throughout the year.

Junior Writing Portfolio

The Junior Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic to determine if students’ writing abilities have advanced in ways that can handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in their major.

Because writing skills can make the difference between success and failure in the professional world, WSU Tri-Cities aims to prepare graduates for success.

Writing Center

The WSU Tri-Cities Writing Center is dedicated to supporting student writers all skill levels and from across the disciplines as they navigate through writing process of pre-writing, researching, drafting, and revising.

The Writing Center is a positive learning environment that will support you as you compose in any medium or genre. From research papers to resumes and creative narratives to lab reports you will find the resources you need when you meet with our peer writing consultants.

Learning Center

The WSU Tri-Cities Learning Center provides a space for students to meet with peer tutors, get feedback on assignments, schedule group study sessions, and work with faculty outside the classroom.

Whether you need a quiet study space to focus on your reading or a collaborative environment to solve problems with your classmates, the Learning Center is an ideal place for scholarship.

Career Development Office

Graduates of WSU Tri-Cities leave campus fully prepared to enter the workforce. The Career Development Office offers workshops on how to develop a job search strategy, write a compelling résumé and cover letter, and sharpen interview skills – all of which will help students land a job in today’s competitive market. The Career Development Office posts on- and off-campus positions for student employees and also work with students to identify internships, cooperative work experience, and post-graduation career opportunities.

Exam Proctoring

Exam proctoring is available to WSU Tri-Cities students who are registered with Disability Support Services. It can also be used on an as-needed basis..

Max E. Benitz Library

The Max E. Benitz Memorial Library is one library in the Washington State University Library system.
Washington State University Libraries have more than two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. Media, maps, microforms, government publications, ebooks, ejournals, manuscripts, archives, and special collections additionally support WSU’s teaching and research programs. Approximately 35,000 volumes are added to the collection annually. WSU Libraries are a member of a consortium of 37 other libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, with access to an additional 28 million items. The Libraries also offer access to the full text of over 25,800 digital resources, including current journals, books, documents, and more.

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