Additional Resources

Keys to Cougar Success

Success is achieved through hard work, making the right decisions, and finding support from the people around you. Check out these tips from students on being successful at WSU.

CAS Student Resources

Leanne Ralstin
Career Development Coordinator
Smith CUE 502 | 509-335-8731 |

Elizabeth Torres
Smith CUE 502 | 509-335-8731 |

Writing Portfolio

A mid-career diagnostic, the University Writing Portfolio is used to determine if your writing abilities are ready for the writing demands of advanced-level courses in your major. The UWP is a WSU graduation requirement for all students and is due during the term in which you have 60 credits. You may submit your portfolio earlier if you desire.

Academic Success and Career Center

The ASCC serves prospective, incoming, and current students with a wide range of support services to help you plan for your future.

Prospective and incoming students
Advisors and coaches are available to answer questions at any point in your decision process—even before you apply to WSU!

Current undergraduate students
From drop-in advising and free tutoring to resume reviews and free professional clothes from the Cougar Closet, the ASCC offers a variety of academic and career services you can use to enhance your personal development, academic success, and career readiness.

Petitions for exceptions

Students with extraordinary circumstances might be eligible to petition for a substitution or waiver for graduation requirements.

Degree requirements

Requirements for majors are set by individual academic departments and schools. Students should discuss any exceptions to major requirements with their academic advisors as early as possible.

Students should discuss their unique situation with their academic advisor to determine if a college petition is appropriate.

CAS petition forms include:

University requirements

WSU graduation requirements include:

  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
    40 upper-level credits (300-level and above)
  • 120 total credits (including UCORE).

Students should initiate the petition process for these requirements with their academic advisor as early as possible using the university petition form.