Congratulations on your admission to the WSU Tri-Cities Running Start program!
There are some important steps as you begin to prepare for fall semester and the Running Start team is always here to help! Please contact our office with any questions at 509.372.7439
Sign into myWSU
Create your Network ID so you can log into your myWSU student center and access your WSU email. You will need your WSU ID and Temporary Access Network Key (TANK), which are listed in the confirmation email you received after you applied.
Now that you are admitted, we can only send emails to your WSU email account, so it is important that you take this step right away.
Sign up for An Advising Session
WSU Running Start students are assigned an academic advisor who will assist them throughout the semester with various aspects of college life. Initially, academic advising appointments are scheduled to determine course selection that will meet high school requirements and college degree interest, if applicable. In addition, the WSU advisor is a students on-campus advocate and will provide guidance as students transition into the college setting. During the semester, students will meet with their advisor to make schedule changes, access campus resources and improve skills related to college success.
Following admission to WSU Tri-Cities Running Start, students will take a math assessment to determine which math class they will begin with at the college level. If a student chooses to remain in math at their high school, they will likely still need a math assessment score since other courses, including science, economics and statistics also require a minimum ALEKS score.
Note: Placement testing fees are waived for Running Start students.
Following admission to WSU Tri-Cities Running Start, students will take a writing assessment to determine which college-level English composition class is best suited for them. This assessment is taken in a proctored, group setting on the WSU Tri-Cities campus and will be reviewed by campus faculty. This assessment is an integral part of advising students into the appropriate classes, as they begin their transition to WSU Tri-Cities.
Note: Placement testing fees are waived for Running Start students