Freshmanfor students who have not enrolled in college course work after high school
Putting the pieces together
Obviously, your academic performance is highly
important in the admissions process, but we realize
there are countless additional factors that indicate your true potential. Each piece of the puzzle represents qualities we consider when making admissions decisions, with the most important piece being what YOU will bring to Western Washington University. Your essay and activities list can speak volumes to the admissions committee, so seize the opportunity to tell us your story.
Recommended Minimum Course Requirements
Four units of English, college prep composition and/or literature
Three units of mathematics, including geometry and two units of algebra beyond pre-algebra
Two units of science, with one year of algebra-based chemistry or physics; one year must include a lab
- Social Science
Three units of social science, such as history, civics, psychology, economics, etc.
- World Language
Two sequential units of a single world language, Native American language or American Sign Language
- Fine and Performing Arts
One semester or trimester of fine and performing arts
Most admitted students go above and beyond these minimum course requirements. A full load of standard academic courses; Advanced Placement (AP); International Baccalaureate (IB); Running Start or other College-in-the-High-School; and Honors courses provide an excellent foundation for a successful college experience. Choose to challenge yourself by taking classes that push you to think in new ways, explore tough topics and support you in becoming a well-rounded student.
At the time of application, freshman applicants are required to submit a high school transcript or GED Certificate and SAT or ACT scores. Review complete application instructions regarding submission of transcripts, test scores, and other requirements.
Your Application Essay & Activities List
We know that academics tell only part of your story, so use your essay and activities list to help the Admissions Committee learn what is important to you. Not sure where to start? Check out our tips for writing the essay and activities list.