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Important Dates for Prospective and Incoming Students


Admission and scholarship applications open.

WSU admissions

Honors College admissions
Note: The Honors College application will remain open until capacity for the incoming class has been reached.

WSU general scholarship and more information about scholarships can be found on the Student Financial Services website.


October 1 – The FAFSA and WASFA (Washington Application for Financial Aid) open.

Learn more about the FAFSA and the WASFA from WSU Student Financial Services.


November 30 – Early application priority date.


January 31– Priority deadline for fall semester admission to WSU and WSU general scholarship applications.

Priority date to file the FAFSA and the WASFA.


Apply for University housing – Returning the housing contract as soon as possible gives you a better chance of obtaining the living arrangements you prefer. The date you confirm your admission (by paying the $200 tuition deposit) and complete the housing contract determines your priority for housing.


March 15 – Priority date to submit financial aid documents if selected for verification.


May 1 – Confirm your admission. If you’ve been offered admission as a freshman or transfer student, pay your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm your space at the University.

Fraternity and sorority recruitment info goes out.

If you’ve been accepted to the University and have not received this information by the end of May, contact Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council recruitment for details.


Attend Alive! Sessions of this two-day mandatory registration and orientation program are available throughout the summer. Students who do not attend a summer Alive! session must attend the Fall Alive! session the week before classes begin in August.

Note: Since students register for classes during Alive! orientation, the Honors College encourages students to attend earlier Alive! sessions when possible to maximize their class options. The Honors College reserves 100 spots in the 2nd and 3rd Alive! sessions to support this idea.

Summer Advantage

Build a solid foundation for your college career with a 4-week, 7-credit head start on making the transition from high school to college.


Attend Alive! If you can’t attend in June, you can choose from several sessions in July or early August.

New students who do not attend Transfer Alive! or a summer Alive! session must attend the Fall Alive! session the week before classes begin in August in order to register for classes.


Fall Alive! is your last chance to register for fall semester classes.

Week of Welcome for all new students takes place the week before fall semester classes begin.

Be sure to attend WSU Convocation the Friday before classes start.

Visit the Honors College

Learn more about WSU and the Honors College by visiting during one of the many campus events for prospective students.