Guide for Admitted Location Program Students

Congratulations on your admission to Western! We look forward to welcoming you to the Western family. Below is a guide to help you prepare for a successful transition as you prepare to enroll in a location program.

Review Enrollment Details

Your offer of admission is based on the information in your application for admission and is valid exclusively for the program, site and term for which you applied.

Some location programs require that students complete one or more of the following conditional requirements prior to enrollment:

- A direct transfer degree (DTA-AA) from a Washington state community college*

- Western’s General University Requirements (GURs)

- An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

- A specific degree (Cybersecurity program)* or credential (RN-to-BSN program)

* You must apply to graduate from your community college in order to have your degree posted.

To accept your offer of admission, please confirm with your program. Your program advisor will contact you directly concerning any specific conditions of your admission to the program and provide you with program specific advising and orientation information.

Enrollment is contingent upon your continued academic success, including completion of any conditions communicated to you by the Office of Admissions or your program staff, satisfactory completion of all attempted coursework not currently on file, and receipt of official final transcripts.

Final Transcripts

Be sure to send your final transcript to the Office of Admissions by the deadline listed below:

Fall & Summer: July 15

Winter January: 31

Spring: April 30

Summer: July 15

You can verify receipt of final transcripts by checking your application status online (due to high processing volume there may be a several week delay in posting of final transcripts).

Check your Residency Status

Your residency status is noted in your acceptance letter. Becoming a Washington resident after enrollment is extremely difficult, so be sure this classification is correct. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions to request a reclassification questionnaire. Residency information is available at


Advising, Orientation & Course Registration

Students admitted to Western's Outreach and Continuing Education supported location programs are encouraged to connect with program staff in the Bremerton, Burien, Everett, Port Angeles, Poulsbo, and Distance Learning programs. Location program staff will contact you directly regarding advising and orientation.


Plan Your Finances

Western is nationally recognized for providing excellent education at an affordable cost, with Forbes, Kiplinger and Washington Monthly magazines ranking Western as a top value in education.

As you review estimated annual expenses, it may be helpful to know that payment for tuition and fees is due at the start of each quarter. Also, remember that costs for transportation, books, supplies and personal expenses can be reduced depending on your lifestyle.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help meet the costs of tuition, books, educational supplies, housing and meals, transportation and personal expenses. If you plan to apply for financial aid, you need to submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Western's Financial Aid Priority Deadline is January 31. For priority consideration, submit the FAFSA by January 31 and include Western’s Federal School Code so we receive your results: 003802. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will receive full consideration as long as funds are available.

Financial aid offers for new students who meet our application deadlines are sent out on a rolling basis after admission. If you have questions after receiving your preliminary financial aid package, please contact Western’s Financial Aid Office at or (360) 650-3470.


Tie Up Loose Ends

Activate Your Universal Account

After you have been admitted, you will need to activate your Universal Account. You won't be able to view information about financial aid or register for classes without it. Your Universal Account also provides technology resources to enhance your academic experience, including the myWestern web portal and a web-based email account and personal storage on network servers. Students are required to check myWestern email regularly, as official university correspondence will be delivered to myWestern email accounts.

Measles Immunity

Proof of measles immunity is required for all students born after January 1, 1957. Appropriate documentation must be on file with the Student Health Center in order for you to register for courses. Details about fulfilling this requirement is available from the Student Health Center. Note: Students who enroll in a program where all coursework is delivered online may request an exemption; please contact your program for details. 

Disability Access Center

The Disability Access Center (DAC) serves students who have a wide variety of disabilities. The DAC provides prospective and admitted Western students an equal opportunity to access all aspects of University life through services and programs designed to foster intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development. Students who intend to access services provided by the Disability Access Center must contact the office prior to enrollment to ensure timely coordination of services.


Stay in Touch

Email and Mailing Address Changes

Please let us know about email or mailing address changes as soon as possible by emailing Be sure to include your full name and Western ID number.

Watch the Mail

Check your email and postal mailbox regularly as you will receive additional information from Western.

Reach Out

If the Admissions staff can be of assistance at any step of the way, feel free to contact us directly at or (360) 650-3440.