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Need to create your Network ID (NID)?

WSU Student NID Creation Process

After submitting your application to WSU you will receive an email invitation to create your WSU Network ID (NID). This email is generally sent within two business days of submission of your application and contains your Temporary Access Network Key (TANK), a link to the appropriate student NID creation site, and instructions for creating your NID. Please check your email inbox and junk folder for this WSU email, if you can’t find it please contact the appropriate Admissions Office and request it be resent:

Undergraduate Students
  • Office of Admissions at 888-GO-TO-WSU (888-468-6978) or 509-335-5586, email at
Graduate Students
International Students
Intensive American Language Center (IALC) students

Need to activate your WSU student email account?

Once accepted to WSU and after making your advance payment on tuition you will receive an email notification regarding the creation of your WSU student email account. This notification should arrive within two business days of making your advance payment and will contain your new email address and provide instructions for activating your WSU student email account.