Upon acceptance, you will receive an email providing shipping information for your acceptance packet to be mailed to you. Watch your email closely because this is how you will be notified of documents missing and when an admissions decision has been made.
The acceptance packet will be mailed to you by standard mail or courier. It will include your acceptance letter, I-20 (if applicable), information regarding the I-901 fee, orientation and housing.
You need to attain an F-1 Visa.
New Student Checklist Upon Arriving to WSU
- 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).
- Complete Transfer
(Only for those students coming from another U.S. college or university).
- 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.
- Confirm Teaching/Research Assistantships
If you are a graduate student with an assistantship, confirm it with your department as soon as possible.
- Obtain ID
- Student ID ("Wildcat Card")
- Drivers License/UT State ID
- Social Security Number
- Individual Taxpayer ID Number
- 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.
- Pay Tuition & Fees
You will pay your tuition and fees when you receive a billing statement on your student portal.
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)
- 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
- 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
- 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