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Smart Start Program

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The Smart Start Program (SSP) is a retention initiative under The Office of Multicultural Student Services. A proven and unique program that serves First Year/First Generation WSU Students, Smart Start has assembled one of the most talented and qualified teams in the western United States. We provide a one-of-a-kind foundation; from which students can clearly identify growth needed to succeed and graduate. When you are selected for the program, your first-year experience is mentored by a Professional Higher Education Expert who is knowledgeable of the highs and lows transitioning into a University, provides information on helpful resources relevant to each student and monitors your academic performance. 

Student walking with retention counselor

Retention counselor (Steve Bischoff, Ph.D, pictured right) walking with a smart start scholar.

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Students engaging in the AAPISC while being productive.

Student engaging in work

A student scrolling through their laptop in the center.


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Located on the 4th Floor of the Compton Union Building (CUB)

CUB 410
Phone: (509) 335-8187


Two students having a laugh in between study sessions.