Guide for First-Year Students Admitted for Fall
Access Your Personalized Fall 2020 Confirmed Student Checklist
The portal for fall 2020 confirmed students is now available. See all of your next steps in one place.
Welcome to Western!
Congratulations on your admission to Western! You have successfully completed the first and biggest step in becoming a Western student, and have a lot to look forward to. Your next step to joining our community is to confirm your enrollment.
After confirmation, you will receive important information about how to register for our Fall Advising & Orientation program, activate your Universal Account and Western email address, register for courses, and more.
After you receive notice that you are admitted, you have until June 1 to secure your spot in our incoming class. To reserve your spot, you’ll need to confirm your enrollment and pay the non-refundable $280 confirmation fee. If you’re admitted after April 15, you’ll need to confirm within three weeks of being admitted. This one-time fee helps pay for new student orientation, advising, and academic support.
Postpone Your Fee
If you have demonstrated significant financial need on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then you can postpone your fee until your first tuition bill. To request to have your fee postponed, email firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of your circumstances, along with your name and Western ID number.
If you do not intend to come to Western, please decline your offer so your enrollment space can be considered for another student.
To ensure you receive our communications, please let us know about email or mailing address changes as soon as possible by emailing: email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and Western ID number.
Admitted Student Day: April 17
Join us Virtually!
In consideration of the safety of our visitors and campus community due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be moving our Admitted Student Day program to a virtual event; the in-person visit will be suspended. Details will be coming soon!
Visiting college campuses is the best way to decide if they're a good fit for you. We invite you to come experience campus for yourself. See why students love this place and choose to call Western home.
January 31 or Anytime
Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
If you haven’t done so already, submit the FAFSA or WASFA* to apply for financial aid. While Western’s priority deadline is January 31, it’s never too late to apply! Western’s school code for the FAFSA is 003802.
Your application for admission also serves as your application for most scholarships at Western. All scholarship offers for on-time first-year applicants will be sent out by the end of April.
We encourage you to seek external scholarship opportunities through your high school, community organizations, and local businesses. You can also look at online scholarship search sites such as:
*Washington state residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status may apply for state financial aid by completing the WASFA.
Confirm your Enrollment
You have successfully completed the first and biggest step in becoming a Western student—welcome! You have a lot to look forward to here. Your next step to joining our community is to confirm your enrollment.
Apply for Housing
Living on campus is optional, yet 88% of first-year students do. That’s because residence halls are more than just places to sleep. They provide instant community, make it easy for students to familiarize themselves with campus, and are within minutes of their classes. Residential communities include quiet, substance-free, gender-inclusive, gender-neutral, Honors Program, international options, and more.
Activate Your Universal Account
A Universal Account is required to sign up for orientation, register for classes, and much more. You will receive instructions on how to set up your account after you confirm your enrollment.
June 1 to July 15
Submit Test Scores and College Transcripts
To be eligible for college credit, make arrangements to send all official college transcripts, AP, IB and Cambridge exam results to the Office of Admissions as soon as they are available and no later than July 15. We cannot award college credit based on your high school transcript. All college transcripts and test scores received by June 1 will be processed in time for initial course registration at Fall Advising & Orientation. Official documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1 to Late July
Complete the Math Placement Assessment
The online ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) will need to be taken at least two weeks before you attend Fall Advising & Orientation session, and must be taken at least twice. Scores are needed to register for the majority of math courses at Western and serve as prerequisites for some courses in other departments. See the website for exemptions and frequently asked questions.
Sign Up for Advising & Orientation
Sign up for a two-day orientation session for new first-year student and their families. You must sign up for one orientation session, at which you will receive advising and register for fall quarter classes. Sessions take place in August and September before classes begin.
Housing Deposit Due
Once you’ve received the message in MyHousing that your deposit is due, follow the payment instructions to make your deposit.
Submit Measles Documents
You will be unable to register for classes until you provide proof of measles immunity. Detailed instructions will be mailed after you confirm your enrollment.
Submit Final High School Transcripts
Make arrangements with your high school to send your final high school transcript with your graduation date sent by August 1. Official documents should be sent to email@example.com