WSU Tri-Cities

Admission

Next Steps

Wondering what to do next? No worries, we've got you covered. Here are some check lists to help guide you along the way.

Freshman checklist (click to expand or collapse)

Receive Offer of Admission letter

Reserve Your Space
Make your non-refundable advance payment towards tuition at www.wsu.edu/advancepay or mail it in the enclosed envelope provided in your offer packet.

Set up your zzusis account
The zzusis Portal is an internal resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to access secure information regarding their records at Washington State University. Please set up your zzusis account right away because it can take up to 48 hours to process you student information. You will need to be signed up for your zzusis account to register for classes, and it must be set up before meeting with your advisor or attending orientation.

Placement Testing

Disability Services
The Disability Services office provides reasonable accommodation, information, and resources to currently enrolled WSU Tri-Cities students. Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability, even if a disability is temporary. Students requesting accommodations should complete the Disability Disclosure Form online. For more information about Disability Services, or to submit a disclosure form, go to www.tricity.wsu.edu/disability.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is located in West Building Room 269 H. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at WSU Tri-Cities strives to provide the highest quality service to undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the pursuit of their academic goals by assisting students and families in planning for meeting expenses associated with attendance at the university. The FAFSA school code is 003800 and the priority deadline is February 15. The WSU scholarship application is available at www.finaid.wsu.edu and is due by January 31. Visit www.tricity.wsu.edu/financialaid-scholarships for more information.

Register for New Student Orientation
All new students are required to attend new student orientation. We will personally guide you through the steps of becoming a WSU Tri-Cities student before school starts and to welcome you to the Cougar family. A $50.00 non-refundable fee is required for each student; guests are $25.00 each. Visit www.tricity.wsu.edu/orientation to register online.

Academic Advising
Academic advising is required for all undergraduate students each semester. You will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes during WSU Tri-Cities’ New Student Orientation .

Tuition/Fee payment
Tuition is due the first day of classes and can be paid through a variety of methods including:

  • In person — Pay at the Student Accounts window located in East Building Room 254 or use the payment drop box located outside of Student Accounts (include Student ID number on check - checks only, do not send cash).
  • By mail — Send your check or money order (do not send cash) including Student ID number to:

    Washington State University Tri-Cities
    Student Accounts
    2710 Crimson Way
    Richland, WA  99354-1671

  • Online through your zzusis account.
Note: WSU does not send out billing statements for tuition. Tuition and fee rates will be posted in your zzusis page after you enroll in classes.

Transfer checklist (click to expand or collapse)

Receive Offer of Admission letter

Reserve Your Space
Make your non-refundable advance payment towards tuition at www.wsu.edu/advancepay or mail it in the enclosed envelope provided in your offer packet.

Set up your zzusis account
The zzusis Portal is an internal resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to access secure information regarding their records at Washington State University. Please set up your zzusis account right away because it can take up to 48 hours to process you student information. You will need to be signed up for your zzusis account to register for classes, and it must be set up before meeting with your advisor or attending orientation.

Writing Portfolio
This is a mid-career assessment of your writing; some papers from your previous secondary education may be part of this portfolio.

Placement Testing

Disability Services
The Disability Services office provides reasonable accommodation, information, and resources to currently enrolled WSU Tri-Cities students. Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability, even if a disability is temporary. Students requesting accommodations should complete the Disability Disclosure Form online. For more information about Disability Services, or to submit a disclosure form, go to www.tricity.wsu.edu/disability.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is located in West Building Room 269 H. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at WSU Tri-Cities strives to provide the highest quality service to undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the pursuit of their academic goals by assisting students and families in planning for meeting expenses associated with attendance at the university. The FAFSA school code is 003800 and the priority deadline is February 15. The WSU scholarship application is available at www.finaid.wsu.edu and is due by January 31. Visit www.tricity.wsu.edu/financialaid-scholarships for more information.

Register for New Student Orientation
All new students are required to attend new student orientation. We will personally guide you through the steps of becoming a WSU Tri-Cities student before school starts and to welcome you to the Cougar family. A $50.00 non-refundable fee is required for each student; guests are $25.00 each. Visit www.tricity.wsu.edu/orientation to register online.

Academic Advising
Academic advising is required for all undergraduate students each semester. If you have not met with your advisor to develop your academic plan and select courses, please contact her/him to schedule your appointment. You will register for classes during WSU Tri-Cities’ New Student Orientation .

Tuition/Fee payment

Tuition is due the first day of classes and can be paid through a variety of methods including:
  • In person — Pay at the Student Accounts window located in East Building Room 254 or use the payment drop box located outside of Student Accounts (include Student ID number on check - checks only, do not send cash).
  • By mail — Send your check or money order (do not send cash) including Student ID number to:

    Washington State University Tri-Cities
    Student Accounts
    2710 Crimson Way
    Richland, WA  99354-1671

  • Online through your zzusis account.
Note: WSU does not send out billing statements for tuition. Tuition and fee rates will be posted in your zzusis page after you enroll in classes.
Admissions, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, 99354-1671
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