ROAR New Student Orientation

Welcome VanCougs! Congratulations again on your offer of admission to WSU Vancouver. You’ll make a great addition to the Cougar family. Here are your next steps:

Step 1: Confirm your enrollment

If you haven't already, accept your offer of admission by paying the $200 tuition deposit.

Step 2: Take placement exams

Before meeting with an advisor, you must complete the ALEKS Math Placement Exam and the Writing Placement Exam or submit documentation (such as transcripts) of qualifying math and writing credit. These exams will help your advisor assess which math and English courses are right for you.

Step 3: Prepare for advising

Submit transcripts for any college credit you have earned, as well as Advanced Placement scores, to the WSU Vancouver Office of Admissions. Review the degrees and programs offered at WSU Vancouver and identify two to three majors that align with your skills, interests and career goals.

Step 4: Complete the New Student Checklist

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

Step 5: Attend ROAR New Student Orientation program

ROAR New Student Orientation is a three-part program taking place over the summer. You should plan to attend each day unless you have an unavoidable conflict. The program dates are:

  • Friday, June 25
  • Friday, July 16
  • Friday, Aug. 6

Program details and registration information will be posted here by mid-spring.

For more information about what you can expect over the next few months, please visit the New Student FAQ page.

Event accommodations

If you have a food allergy or a disability that requires special materials, services or assistance, fill out and submit the ROAR Accommodation Request Form as soon as possible to alert us of your specific needs.


International students

Contact Caitlyn Schock at van.dso@wsu.edu or 360-546-9514 for information regarding next steps.


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