Welcome to WSU
You’ll attend the same Summer Advantage program, with an extra week on campus before courses start, to begin your life as a student athlete at WSU. Review the FAQs below to see details specific to student athletes. Other details are available on the general FAQ page. Know that this program aims to build community between everyone at Summer Advantage.
- Most student athletes will take English 101, English 102, and Music 262 (7 credits). Those who would like to discuss alternate Advantage classes should contact Wanda Tennant at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 509-335-4133.
English 101, or English 101 + 102 [WRTG]
3 or 4 credits
Placement in your English course is determined by the WSU Online Writing Placement Exam* score.
- English 101: Designed to develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills. This course fulfills a written communication [WRTG] UCORE graduation requirement.
- English 101 + 102: Placement into these concurrent courses indicates a level of readiness for academic writing, but also a need for structured assistance with at least two of the characteristics of academic writing (e.g. focus, organization, support, proofreading). The Writing Center administers group tutorials for English 102.
- English 102 is a one-credit writing tutorial provided through the Writing Center. This course extends and enhances the writing experiences for students enrolled in English 101.
*The WSU Online Writing Placement Exam is a proctored, two-hour examination that looks at your readiness to enter the first-year writing courses at WSU. This exam is taken on the first day of the Alive! Orientation program.
- Music 262 [ARTS] [H] Rock Music: History and Social Analysis (3 credits) reviews the history and analysis of rock music related to its African American origins, its societal role, and its diverse development and impact.
Student Athlete FAQ
Can I visit family and friends overnight?
Student-Athletes will be free on weekends to travel home, but Overnight guests are NOT permitted in the residence halls.
Are there resources available to help me in my undergraduate classes?
We will provide tutoring for each class as well as weekly meetings with your assignment team academic advisor.
What responsibilities and obligations do I have to the program?
Student-athletes will have a weekly set schedule and everyone will be expected to participate.
How does Alive! work with Summer Advantage?
Student-athletes may send completed Alive! Registration forms to Wanda Tennant via fax at 509-335-0208 or email at email@example.com.
Can students arrive early or stay beyond the program’s closing date?
Per NCAA rules, we are limited in the days that athletics can provide housing and food. If a student-athletes wishes to come early or store items following the completion of Summer Advantage, we can help arrange accommodations. Please contact Wanda Tennant at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What are the supervisory roles of Summer Advantage staff?
Student-athletes will be assigned a team advisor who will have weekly meetings to check on academic progress and overall well-being of the student-athlete.
What medical care is available?
In case of a medical emergency, certified team athletic trainers should be contacted and our team physicians will be available throughout Summer Advantage.
What services are covered by the Health and Wellness fee?
Athletics pays the Health and Wellness fee for scholarship student-athletes. International Health and Wellness fee will be covered for any Non-US residents.