Post-bachelor, graduate, non-degree, RN to BSN and international students

Welcome to WSU Vancouver! New students have many items of business to complete prior to the start of the term. The following information will assist your transition to your new campus.

Registering for classes is one of your priorities as a new student. Check myWSU to determine your scheduled registration time.


Post-bachelor, graduate, non-degree-seeking and RN to BSN students

Post-bachelor, graduate, non-degree-seeking and RN to BSN students are not required to participate in New Coug Orientation.

Graduate students—Advising questions? Contact your individual department. Inquire if they offer an orientation program.


International students

All international students starting at WSU Vancouver are required to complete the International Student Tutorial. This is an online pre-arrival course hosted in Canvas. Signups for the International student Tutorial will be sent to WSU Vancouver International Students via email. Undergraduate international students must also attend a mandatory New Coug Orientation program.

If you have any questions about the International Student Tutorial or have other immigration questions, please contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at ip.intlservices@wsu.edu or at 509-335-4508.

International Student Check-In

New International Students need to complete an online document upload in the International Student Portal at myPassport.wsu.edu. You should upload these documents within 7 days of your arrival at WSU Vancouver.

  1. I-20/DS-2019 (Previous I-20/DS-2019 if you are a transfer student)
  2. Biographical passport page (and extension, if applicable)
  3. F-1/J-1 visa
  4. Port of entry stamp from most recent entry into the United States
  5. I-94 document

How to complete your online orientation

  1. Open an internet browser and go to myPassport.wsu.edu
  2. Select the blue “Login” button.
  3. Enter your WSU Network Identification (NID) and password. Select the “Sign In” button.
  4. Select the “New Student Check In” tab.
  5. Select “Orientation
  6. Complete all of the six tasks shown.
    • Check in and Orientation Form
    • Upload Immigration Documents
    • Update US Address
    • Update Emergency Contacts
    • Update Measles Immunization Information
    • Cougar Card
  7. All of these forms are mandatory (required) to complete your check in. If you do not complete the check in, your SEVIS record could be cancelled.

How to print a copy of your I-94

  1. Your entry to and departure from the U.S. is recorded electronically by Customs and Border Protection.
  2. Visit the I-94 official government website to retrieve your electronic I-94 card. You will need this during the required document check-in. We also recommend you print a copy for your records.

New student checklist

Ease your transition by reviewing the resources and to-do items on the New Student Checklist.