Student Handbook

Academic Quick Links

Academic Success and Career Center: Uncertified student advising, job listings, career planning, tutoring and more.

Undergraduate Writing Center: Help with written assignments, peer tutors for writing, general writing resources.

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


 

Academic Resource Guide

Academic Integrity

WSU's Academic Integrity program is operated by the Office of Student Conduct.

The main goal of the AI Program is 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)

The Academic Success & Career Center (ASCC) offers a comprehensive and holistic range of services and programs to aid students with their academic advising, major and career development. As students begin their college experience, ASCC staff are there to help students decide on a major and future career, discussing and planning academic courses and also educating students on how to succeed in their courses and achieve their 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 general education courses, current event issues, the 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)
  • 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 Tutoring
  • Transfer Center to assist transfer students
  • Placement files - for educations majors applying to teaching positions and students applying to graduate school

Access Center

The Access Center provides accommodations and services to Washington State University students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the WSU environment.

International Programs

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

Global Campus (WSU Online Courses and Degrees)

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 should speak with their advisor or submit an Intercampus Enrollment Request.

Libraries

The Libraries at WSU house over 7 million books, journals, films, videotapes, newspapers, microfilms, technical reports, maps, manuscripts, art prints, and photographs available in a variety of print, electronic, multimedia, and micro-formats. The libraries also serve as a depository for federal and Washington state documents and collections of municipal, United Nations, and foreign documents. 

Additional services 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

  • 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 Program Office

Provides assistance and information for the Writing Placement Exam, Undergraduate Writing Center, Graduate and Professional Writing Center and University Writing Portfolio

Writing Centers 

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.