Student Handbook

Academic Quick Links

Academic Success and Career Center: Lighty 180, (509) 335-6000; Uncertified student advising, job listings, career planning, and more.

Undergraduate Writing Center: Smith CUE 303; Help with written assignments, peer tutors for writing, general writing resources

Tutoring: Various locations on campus; see website for locations, times, and subjects offered.

For more information, please watch these brief videos on some of the different resources available or continue reading below.

Academic Resource Guide

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

335-4532; Lighty 260; 8am-5pm, M-F;

The Academic Integrity Program at WSU has the main goal of graduating students with a strong foundation of knowledge and experiences achieved by fostering personal accountability for their academic work. When students cheat in class they are cheating themselves out of the world class education available to them here at WSU. We aim to provide students with resources, offer learning opportunities, and support pride in their own academic accomplishments.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS & CAREER CENTER (ASCC)

335-6000; Lighty 180/190/160; 8am-5pm, M-F; ascc@wsu.edu;

The Academic Success & Career Center (ASCC) offers a comprehensive and holistic range of services and programs to aid you with your academic advising, major and career development. As you begin your college experience, we are here to help you with deciding on a major and future career, discussing and planning your academic courses, and also educating you on how to succeed in your academic courses and achieve your career goals.

  • Individual assistance for academic advising, major decision-making, career counseling and assessment
  • Major and Career Planning Courses (UCOLL 100, UCOLL 101, UCOLL 301)
  • Pathways to Academic Success Seminar – make connections between your general education courses, current event issues, Common Reading, and an opportunity to learn about researching
  • Achievers Scholars and Governor’s Scholars
  • Experiential Learning and Internship Program
  • Career Development Specialist Program (CDS)
  • Job Search Strategy Groups, and assistance with on/off campus job search, internships, and summer employment
  • On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
  • WSU CareerLink – register and link into career opportunities, Career and Advising Resource Center
  • Career Fairs and Associated Events
  • Drop-in hours – get your resume, cover letter, and graduate school personal statement critiqued
  • College Success Workshops geared to help you with your academic, major, internship, and career plans
  • Peer Tutorial Program
  • Transfer Center to assist transfer students
  • Placement Files – for education majors applying to teaching positions and students applying to graduate school

 INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS/GLOBAL LEARNING

335-2541; Bryan 206;

International Programs facilitates, supports, and coordinates Washington State University's international activities. The scope of this mission involves work in each of the areas mentioned below.  The administration of International Programs is led by the Vice Provost, Dr. Lance LeLoup, who oversees the service units, personnel, finances, strategic planning, fund-raising, fostering of cordial relationships with academic dignitaries from abroad, and developing international agreements with partner institutions.

  • International Programs has a wide variety of offerings including:
  • Global Studies
  • International Research and Development
  • Education Abroad
  • International Enrollment
  • Intensive American Language Center
  • Office of International Students and Scholars

LIBRARIES

Library hours vary. Please consult Library Hours and Locations for current hours.

  • Over 7 million books, journals, films, videotapes, newspapers, microfilms, technical reports, maps, manuscripts, art prints, and photographs are available in a variety of print, electronic, multimedia, and micro-formats
  • Depository for federal and Washington state documents and collections of municipal, United Nations, and foreign documents

The following services are available at each library:

  • Assistance with finding materials.
  • Instruction in using the libraries
  • Access to electronic books, indexes, and journals
  • Access to WSU WorldCatLocal, a joint catalog and borrowing service that lists both what WSU owns and other resources from across the region and the world.

REGISTRAR’S OFFICE

335-5346; French Ad 346; 8am-5pm, M-F;

  • Assists with registration and enrollment changes
  • Certifies enrollment for loan deferments, insurance benefits/discounts, and other needs
  • Prepares and distributes student grade reports
  • Interprets and enforces all academic regulations and rules
  • Prepares and publishes final exam schedules
  • Prepares President’s Honor Roll
  • Maintains all student academic records
  • Processes transcript orders
  • Monitors academic eligibility for student athletes
  • Processes undergraduate degrees
  • Evaluates academic records of students for degree and graduation honors
  • Publishes university catalog and time schedule of courses
  • Schedules university classrooms
  • Provides residency questionnaires and information
  • Provides student record privacy training and education

Online services

WRITING ASSESSMENT OFFICE

335-7959; CUE 305;

Provides assistance and information for the Writing Placement Exam, Honors College Writing Diagnostic and University Writing Portfolio

WRITING CENTER

335-3628; CUE 403;

  • Provides free peer tutoring in a relaxed atmosphere to undergraduates and graduate students, both native and non-native speakers, for all phases of the writing process
  • No appointment necessary for Undergraduate Writing Center (see our hours listed in our website www.writingprogram.wsu.edu). Graduate students can schedule appointments for the Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC) by also visiting our website at www.writingprogram.wsu.edu
  • Online tutoring is available at eTutoring.org (select Northwest Consortium, then WSU)

WSU ONLINE COURSES AND DEGREES (GLOBAL CAMPUS)

335-3557 or 800-222-4978; Van Doren 104; online.registrar@wsu.edu;

Pullman campus students may be allowed to enroll in online courses while completing their degree. The WSU Online Registrar coordinates enrollment with campus departments and advisors. Students who wish to enroll in WSU Online courses can request approval by completing an online request form at http://online.wsu.edu/CurrentStudent/Default.aspx.

Students who leave WSU without completing their degrees may be able to finish their degrees through WSU Online, and should contact the advisor they worked with while on campus, or the academic department.