Summer Session

Summer session is considered an “extra” session where WSU students like to either get ahead on their degree while others take vacation, or re-take classes they underperformed in previously. Class options are more limited, but as a new student, you will always have options.


Summer classes cover the same amount of material in much less time, so you will need to be focused from day 1!


As you arrive, many current students will be finishing their spring semester and leaving campus for summer (although some will be staying). As students take their final examinations one week, you will be starting summer classes the following week, so expect a quick transition on campus!

You should use the International Campus Arrival Guide as your main source for information. However, below are a few important things to know as you are a new student starting in the summer session.

Registering for classes

Undergraduate students normally register for first semester classes at New Coug Orientation. As a summer student, you will instead need to contact the Academic Success & Career Center (ASCC) at to register. In your email, share your full name and WSU ID number, and state that you are a new international student starting in the summer session and you must to be connected with an academic advisor to register for your classes. Before you meet with the advisor, make sure you have taken the Math and Writing Placement Exams.

If you are in our Academic English or Undergraduate Foundation program, you will be automatically registered for your summer session classes.

To maintain your F-1 visa status, you must be enrolled in a total of 6 credits during summer session. Three of those credits must be in-person classes and a maximum of 3 credits can be an online course, if necessary.


Applications for WSU on-campus summer housing are available now! We encourage you to apply online as soon as you can. If you apply for summer housing, you are guaranteed a space. After approval, you can check the status of your room assignment at If you plan to arrive on campus before May 1, please email to make special arrangements, as you will need to fill out a second housing application and move into a temporary space before moving into your summer housing.


Summer session students begin classes before they can attend New Coug Orientation and International Student Tutorial. New undergraduate students must attend the first New Coug Orientation that they can during the summer. Summer session New Coug Orientation dates can be found here. All international students must attend the International Student Tutorial and Academic English students must attend an additional tutorial.

International student tutorial – Pullman campus

Tutorial dates for summer session students will be announced after spring tutorials have been conducted.

Pullman students are automatically registered for the tutorial after they’ve paid their enrollment fee.

Fall Welcome 2024

If your student status is:Academic English/ESLInternational Undergraduate, Undergraduate Foundation, or Global Learning Exchange*International Graduate, International Master’s
On this date and time:Aug. 15 | 9 a.m.Aug. 16 | 11:15 a.m.Aug. 14 | 10:00 a.m.
Be at this location:Daggy Hall, 2nd floorBryan Hall FoyerBryan Hall Foyer
Check your WSU email for additional details about the international student tutorial. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Late-arriving AE and IM students should go to Daggy Hall at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 16.

International student tutorial – all other campuses

If your student status is:All international students, including Academic English
At this date and time:TBA
Be at this place:Zoom

If the term is approaching and you still have the “Orientation Required” hold on your myWSU account, please email with your WSU ID number, requesting the hold be removed so that you can register for classes.


Fewer people are on campus during summer, so there are fewer bus routes in operation. You can always find the current bus schedule here, or in the Google Maps app on your phone.