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Application Instructions

Western makes every effort to readmit all students returning to complete a first degree, who left in good academic standing and submit a complete readmission application by the application deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. Applying after the application deadline may negatively impact admission, registration, priority and enrollment.

Complete Application File

A complete application for readmission includes:

  • Application for readmission.
  • Non-refundable $55 application fee, in the form of a check or money order, payable to "Western Washington University". Please include your date of birth on your check.
  • If you have been absent more than one calendar year, include information about why you left Western, as well as an academic plan for when you return.
  • If you have attended any other educational institutions since leaving Western, you must also submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

Mail your application, fee, and transcripts, if necessary, to:

    Western Washington University
    Office of Admissions
    516 High Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225-9009

Make sure you read the Returning Student Information for more details about readmission.


You will receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks after we receive your application. If you don't receive confirmation, contact the Office of Admissions.

Do not use this application if:

  • You plan to enroll as a non-matriculated (not formally admitted) student on a space available basis. Contact the Registrar's Office at (360) 650-3432.
  • You only plan to register for Summer Session. Contact the Summer Session Office at (360) 650-3757.
  • You are applying to transfer into one of Western's extension programs. Contact the Extended Education and Summer Programs for more information.
  • You have withdrawn during the first two weeks of the quarter and plan to return the next quarter.
  • You have been academically dismissed. Contact Academic Advising at (360) 650-3850.

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