New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist Upon Arriving to WSU

  1. Document Check and Required Orientation
    Come to ISSC in Room 143 Student Service Building for document check and required orientation. See orientation dates on this page to the right. Please bring your I-20 (make sure you bring pages 1 and 3) or DS-2019, passport, visa, I-94 card, previous I-20/DS-2019 (if applicable), admission letter, and sponsor letter (if applicable), Dependent I-20/DS-2019 (if applicable), and Dependent I-94 card (if applicable).
  2. Complete Transfer
    (Only for those students coming from another U.S. college or university).
  3. Contact Your College/Department
    You will need to obtain necessary permissions for registration. You may also be expected to attend a college and/or department orientation.
  4. Confirm Teaching/Research Assistantships
    If you are a graduate student with an assistantship, confirm it with your department as soon as possible.
  5. Obtain ID
    • Student ID ("Wildcat Card")
    • Drivers License/UT State ID
    • Social Security Number
    • Individual Taxpayer ID Number
  6. Register for Classes
    After you have removed all holds (temporarily or permanently) from your record, and have met with your college or department advisor, it may be possible to register for classes. Most new students, especially undergraduates, will register during their college orientation.
  7. Pay Tuition & Fees
    You will pay your tuition and fees when you receive a billing statement on your student portal.

Document Checklist

Please bring your:

  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • passport, visa
  • I-94 card
  • Previous school's I-20/DS-2019(if applicable)
  • Admission letter
  • Graduate Assistantship (TA/RA) offer letter (if applicable)
  • Sponsor letter (if applicable)
  • Dependent I-20/DS-2019 (if applicable)
  • Dependent I-94 card (if applicable)

Orientation

Spring 2016

  • ESL Placement Test: Monday, January 4, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • ESL Placement Test Results: Tuesday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Campus Tour and Orientation: Wednesday, January 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Class Work Begins: Monday, January 11, 2016

Summer 2016

  • ESL Placement Testing: Monday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • ESL Placement Test Results: Tuesday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Campus Tour and Orientation: Wednesday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Class Work Begins: Monday, May 9, 2016

Fall 2016

  • ESL Placement Testing: Monday, August 22, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • ESL Placement Test Results: Tuesday, August 23, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Campus Tour and Orientation: Wednesday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Class Work Begins: Monday, August 29, 2016