Admitted Students

Your adventure awaits!

Welcome, future Cougs! You are among a special group of students who make up the WSU Tri-Cities community. We’re glad you’ve joined us. Now what?

Accept your offer of admission, and then proceed to pay the $200 advanced tuition/confirmation deposit to hold your spot in the incoming class.

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Complete the following steps:

Register for SOAR

All new freshman and transfer students are required to register for Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR). Your undergraduate advising session kicks off your new student experience. At your advising session, you will learn about the advising process, academic resources, and register for classes.

Take Your Placement Exams

Talk to your academic advisor about taking the online math placement exam and the writing placement exam. If you have transferable college credit in math and English, you might not need to take these so check with your counselor!

Note: It is important to complete your placement exams as it may prevent enrollment in math, English and science courses.

Check Out Your Task Tile

Sign in to myWSU (WSU’s student information system) and review your personal to-do lists for financial aid, orientation, and more.

Send Final Transcripts and Exam Scores

Send final transcripts from the high school or college/university you attended and/or currently attend. Receive college credit by sending AP/IB/AICE/CLEP scores.

Activate Your Official WSU E-Mail Account

Every WSU student has an official WSU e-mail address that is available to them. People at WSU will use this official WSU e-mail address to correspond with you.

Once accepted to WSU and after making your advance payment on tuition you will receive an email notification regarding the creation of your WSU student email account. This notification should arrive within two business days of making your advance payment and will contain your new e-mail address and provide instructions for activating your WSU student e-mail account.

Note: It is important to activate your WSU e-mail account as soon as possible. This e-mail address will automatically be set as your primary e-mail account. You won’t want to miss out on important communication!

Stay in touch!

We look forward to joining the campus community and want to know if you need anything. We’re here to help!