Congratulations on your admission to the WSU Tri-Cities Running Start program! We look forward to seeing you on campus soon. Before then, there are a few steps you need to take to prepare for courses.
Ryan Wagstaff, a high school senior and in his second year of the Running Start program at WSU Tri-Cities, is well on his way of pursuing a degree in psychology. He takes on a full course-load while working as the student manager of the campus’ Hospitality Café, in addition to leading up other developments around campus. Read more.
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
Your academic advisor is your advocate on campus who will work with your high school counselor to make sure you are taking courses that count toward your high school graduation and also get you started on your academic path.
At this session, your advisor will verify that you have submitted your FERPA form and discuss your graduation plan.
If you plan to take courses in math, biology, chemistry, or economics, then you must complete the Math ALEKS Assessment. ALEKS and is a fully automated, adaptive system that covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus.
You can take the assessment the first time on your own. If you choose to take it again to improve your score, then the assessment must be proctored.
All students are strongly encouraged to spend several hours using the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. Even if you have achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in ALEKS will better prepare you for your upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.
Note: Running Start students are not assessed a placement fee.
In order to enroll in an English composition course, you will have to take a Writing Placement timed essay exam. This exam is taken in a group setting on campus and is proctored by a WSU Tri-Cities employee. You will compose two essays during a single, supervised session that asks students to address similar tasks to those they will encounter in university writing generally.