Common Questions from Admitted Students

Here are answers to a few questions we commonly receive. If you need help with any part of the admission process, please contact us. We are here to help.

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WSU requires that all incoming students be immunized against measles prior to class registration. Cougar Health Services (CHS) oversees the measles hold. To get the measles hold lifted, students must either provide documentation of immunity or receive a vaccine shot from CHS. Send documentation to:

Cougar Health Services
Washington State University
PO Box 642302
Pullman, WA 99164-2302

Fax: 1-509-335-6223
Email: (please send in 8.5″x11″ printable format)

There is not an established host family program in the Pullman area. However, WSU does provide resources that can help you meet people from other cultures.

You should arrange housing before arriving at WSU. Otherwise, expect to spend US$80–$150 per night at local hotels. Students can apply for on-campus housing as soon as they confirm acceptance of their admission offer. See our housing page for more information about housing options.

Opening a bank account is fairly easy. There are several banks to choose from in Pullman. Banking is 1 of many topics that will be covered during International Student Orientation. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the U.S. banking system before you arrive at WSU.

No. Tuition and fees are due the first day of class. WSU’s bursar office accepts various methods of payment.

You can delay entry to WSU for up to 1 semester. To do so, you will need to re-apply for the term you would like to attend. Updated official transcripts and financial documentations may be required. If you have already been issued a WSU I-20 and would like to defer attendance, please contact International Student and Scholar Services in the Office of International Programs to obtain an updated I-20.