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Admission Criteria

Western welcomes transfer students in all majors and from all types of colleges and universities. A transfer applicant is a student who has attempted college credit after high school graduation. Please see the section on Freshman Admission if your college credits were earned while you were also fulfilling high school requirements.

Academic achievement is the most significant factor in the application review. Clearly defined academic goals, completion of major prerequisites and related experiences, number of transfer credits, contributions to and/or experiences with multiculturalism, special talent, personal circumstances, and space availability are also considered. All transfer students are encouraged to begin taking math/quantitative skills courses as early in their college career as possible and to complete college-level math prior to submitting their application for admission.

Minimum requirements for transfer admission include a 2.0 cumulative transferable GPA and a 2.0 in the quarters prior to application review and enrollment. Students applying with fewer than 45 completed transferable quarter credits also must meet freshman admission standards. Meeting minimum requirements is not a guarantee for admission as the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available enrollment spaces.

In calculating the transfer admission GPA, the Office of Admissions uses all transferable academic courses, including repeats, from all regionally accredited colleges the student has attended.

Admission to the University does not imply admission to a major or enrollment in specific courses. Many academic programs have selective admissions requirements, including GPA, prerequisite course work, auditions, portfolio review, et cetera. Students should refer to the College sections of this catalog for specific major declaration requirements.

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