Cougar Discovery


Gain exclusive access to WSU programs, hear from alumni in their careers, and learn how to become college ready all in a setting designed for high school students!

Who can attend?

High School students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades in the fall.

Are you interested in a future career related to any of these academic disciplines?

  • Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Elementary Education
  • Digital Technology & Culture
  • Environmental Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences or Psychology

Students who find themselves saying…

I know what I want to study in college after high school.

or…I know I’m attending college after high school, but not sure what I want to study.

or even…I’m not sure if I want to attend college after high school.

When does it take place?

Stay tuned for new details to be released this winter.

What will happen?

For four enriching days, students will:

  • Have the opportunity to choose a “Major” and attend an engaging workshop series taught by experts in that field of study.
  • “Explore” different careers on where industry professionals from the local region will be invited to present and offer insights on their career.
  • Build upon “College Knowledge” through interactive sessions understanding how to choose the right school, how to navigate the college acceptance process, and how to develop a plan to pay for school.

Stay tuned for new details to be released this winter.

Where do I register?

Stay tuned for new details to be released this winter.

Why you should attend?

This is your opportunity to experience a dynamic approach to learning. WSU Tri-Cities is committed to your success as a life-long learner and it begins today by investing critical moments during your time in high school. Gain a head start on your higher education by being introduced to globally recognized programs that focuses on hands-on, relevant, and team-based problem solving. Meet new people with the same talents, interests, and goals as you!

How do I find my "Major"

Think about where you see yourself in ten years. What type of job/career will you have? What kind of education or training will you need?

Start your College Major Quiz

Create your account and answer the questions that will help determine which major might be right for you. Some questions you may not be able to answer, but you can skip them.


1. Registration

Stay tuned for new details to be released this winter. There is no official deadline to register. Space is limited and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the camp is full.

Registration is currently closed.

2. Payment

After clicking submit on the form, choose your method of payment on the next screen.

If you choose to pay by credit card, enter your information on our secure payment site.

If you choose to pay by check, please make it payable to Washington State University Tri-Cities. Include the check when you mail the Information Packet.

3. Information Packet

All students must have the Information Packet mailed to our campus with original signatures. Your registration is NOT COMPLETE until we receive this.

The pages are writable PDF, meaning that you can type inside the spaces and print once finished. You may also choose to, instead, print and complete by hand. All spaces for signatures must be signed by hand.

There are 11 pages total in the Information Packet. The three pages with the “Manhattan Project/B-Reactor/Hanford, Washington” logo at the top are for you to keep for reference (no need to mail them back to us).

To save paper, you may print double-sided.

Important Notice: Please do not email or upload this form online. New registration form will be available this winter.

Once you have completed all aspects of the Information Packet, please mail all pages attached to our campus at the address below:

WSU Tri-Cities Summer Camps

2710 Crimson Way

Richland, WA 99354

Our mailbox will be checked everyday for new forms. We will verify with you by email or phone that your enrollment is COMPLETE only after registration, payment, and the Student Information Packet has been received by us.

NOTICE: The Student Information Packet is a critical part of the registration process. Once completed, it will contain important information that will help our staff coordinate the best possible experience at camp for your student. Because we value privacy and some information we ask for is confidential, the Student Information Packet will only be shared with WSU staff on a “need to know” basis.

Contact Us


Always feel free to let us know your thoughts by email or phone.


Phone: (509) 372-7174

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