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
- Find a student club
- Help with math, science, languages, and more
- Pre-Law Resource Center
- Health Professions Student Center
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.
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.
College of Arts and Sciences requirements
All College of Arts and Sciences students must complete the following additional graduation requirements:
- Foreign language: complete two years of high school-level or one year of college-level foreign language in the same language (includes ASL and NAL).
- Three additional UCORE semester credits of [SSCI], [HUM], or [ARTS]. Starting in Fall 2023, admitted College of Arts and Sciences students will need to complete 3 credits of the Equity and Justice [EQJS] UCORE instead of the [SSCI], [HUM], [ARTS] requirement.
- One additional lab credit of [BSCI] or [PSCI] for a total of 8 semester credit (2 labs).
Students should discuss their unique situation with their academic advisor to determine if a petition to the above requirements is appropriate.
CAS petition forms include:
- CAS Requirements petition
- Expedited foreign language petition (for students over 25)
- Expedited lab waiver (for students with 10 credits of UCORE sciences and one lab).
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.