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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 housing.wsu.edu. If you plan to arrive on campus before May 1, please email email@example.com 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
|If your student status is:||Academic English||All international students, including Academic English|
|At this date and time:||TBA||TBA|
|Be at this place:||TBA||TBA|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.