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Academic Success and Career Center Cultivating Successful Scholars and Professionals

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO program committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or scholars with disabilities. Our mission is to help scholars to:

  • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
  • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.
  • Graduate as skilled, self-actualizing professionals and global citizens who lead through best practices and lifelong learning.

Office of Academic Engagement

We are WSU’s home for grant and donor-supported projects dedicated to student success and engagement in our academic community. Our student service projects range from advising, counseling and mentoring to direct financial support and access to resources. We work to build these programs because we believe that all Cougs—regardless of finances or being the first in their family to attend college or any other reasons standing in their way—should have the opportunity to participate in the life-changing experiences here.

OAE’s projects are the collective effort of staff, students and faculty doing this work because we truly believe in the transformative nature of the WSU experience, and are committed to an inclusive campus community that allows individuals to discover their place, passions, and purpose.

Office of the Dean of Students

The WSU Office of the Dean of Students connects students with the services, opportunities, and resources to foster their success at WSU and after graduation. By working with university and community partners, we advise students about services, resources, and options that support their success and provide guidance and assistance during times of challenge, crisis, complexity or emergency.


The primary purpose of the office is to protect the interests, rights, and privileges of students, staff, and faculty at all levels of university operations and programs. The ombudsman is designated by the university to function as an impartial and neutral resource to assist all members of the university community. The ombudsman provides information relating to university policies and procedures and facilitates the resolution of problems and grievances through informal investigation and mediation. The office does not replace or supersede other university grievances, complaint or appeal procedures.

Student Financial Services

Have questions about paying for college? Contact Student Financial Services (SFS). SFS is committed to supporting Washington State University’s land-grant heritage by:

  • Providing access to higher education by effectively managing federal, state, institutional and private resources;
  • Pursuing innovative awarding strategies to help recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse and talented student body; and
  • Preparing students with the financial knowledge and resources that will allow them to contribute to the enhancement of state, national, and global communities.

International Programs

International students: Have questions about your Visa or eligibility to study at WSU? Contact International Programs. The Office of International Programs enables every WSU student to graduate with a rich understanding of different cultures and nations. It fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students, faculty, and visiting scholars from over 100 countries.

Cougar Health Services

Cougar Health Services provides comprehensive and convenient care for all students. Counseling and Psychological Services offers walk-in appointments, groups and workshops, individual and couples therapy, biofeedback, psychological assessment, testing, and 24/7 mental health crisis services. The medical clinic offers same-day and scheduled primary care, a 24/7 telephone nurse, gynecological and sexual health, transgender health, sports medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, travel medicine, immunizations, laboratory and x-ray, and physical therapy. The pharmacy provides prescription services and over-the-counter products. The vision clinic offers comprehensive eye care services and a retail store for frames, sunglasses, contacts, and accessories. The health promotion team is focused on strategies and programs to support individual and community well-being, including enhancing mental wellness and reducing violence and substance abuse.

Access Center

The Access Center provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the educational environment. Some examples of the accommodations and services we provide are testing accommodations (reduced distraction testing environment, extended time, etc.), note-taking, alternative print media, and time management or organizational skill development.

Academic Success and Career Center

The Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) is a comprehensive student resource that focuses on students’ academic well-being including academic advising, academic success coaching, and free tutoring. In support of student career development, the ASCC provides career counseling, career assessments, major exploration, resume and cover letter support, student employment, and the Career Expo and related events.