Washington State University

International Programs

Incoming Students


Congratulations on your acceptance to Washington State University and welcome to our family of international students and scholars!

The Orientation provides important information regarding your stay as a student, campus resources and services in the community.


Mandatory Fees

Request Forms


International Fall Orientation 2014

Orientation sessions will be held during August 16-18, 2014


STEP 1:  iCougSM Tutorial

**All students are required to complete the iCougSM Tutorial (online pre-arrival information and assessments) prior to arriving in Pullman.

Log onto ANGEL to access the iCougSM Tutorial: https://lms.wsu.edu

For more instructions on how to log in and navigate the iCougSM Tutorial: /global-services/files/iCoug.pdf

STEP 2: Register for the University Orientation

Degree-seeking Undergraduate Students:  Register with New Student Programs for Fall Alive!, August 16-18, 2014. 

Undergraduate Student Schedule (Subject to change)

Graduate Students:  Please visit the Graduate School's orientation page for up to date information.

Graduate Student Schedule (Subject to change)

Non-degree/Exchange Students: Register with Global Services for International Fall Orientation, August 16-18, 2014.

Non-degree Student Schedule (Subject to change)

STEP 3:  Complete Immigration Check-in

  • Undergrad Student Check-in:
    Date: Saturday, August 16th
    Time: 9:00-9:45am (mandatory orientation programming to follow check-in)
    Location: Compton Union Building (CUB) Auditorium
  • Non-degree & Exchange Student Check-in:
    Date: Saturday, August 16th
    Time: 9:00-9:45am (mandatory orientation programming to follow check-in)
    Location: Compton Union Building (CUB) Auditorium
  • Graduate Student Check-in:
    Date: Monday, August 18th
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: Bryan Hall Lobby

Documents to bring:

  • Valid passport
  • F-1 visa
  • WSU I-20/DS-2019 (if you have this)
  • Previous I-20/DS-2019 (transfer students)
  • Sponsored Students: bring a copy of your Financial Guarantee

If you miss the orientation check-in, please come to Global Services in Bryan Hall 108 as soon as you arrive at WSU.

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Orientation Fees

All international students will be charged a non-refundable, international orientation fee, after course registration. The fee will be charged to your WSU account and can be paid along with your tuition through ZZUsis.

  • ZZUsis is an internal resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to access secure information regarding their records at Washington State University.

The University charges a mandatory, non-refundable Matriculation Fee to all degree-seeking undergraduate students upon registration for Fall Orientation (university orientation).

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Placement Exams

All undergraduate students are required to take the Math and Writing placement exams before enrolling in any Math or English courses.  Please prepare to take the exams prior to your arrival in Pullman.  Taking the exams early will be beneficial to you!

Math Placement Exam

Writing Placement Exam

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Pre-Arrival Forms

Please verify your contact information using the Pre-arrival Information Request.

Global Services provides an Airport Pick-up Service at the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport only. More information on airport pick-up dates will be announced.

Airport Pickup Request Form

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Office of International Programs

International Programs, PO Box 645121, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5121, 509-335-2541, Contact Us