Admitted Post-baccalaureate Guide
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Your offer of admission is based on the academic plan of study outlined in your application for admission. If your academic goals include pursuing coursework outside of those interests, you must contact the Office of Admissions and may need to repeat the application process with an updated plan of study.
Enrollment is contingent upon your continued academic success, including completion of any conditions communicated to you by the Office of Admissions in writing or via email, satisfactory completion of all attempted coursework not currently on file, and receipt of official final transcripts.
Transfer Equivalency Report
Your official Transfer Equivalency Report (TER), sent to your email address after you confirm your enrollment, will list those courses that apply to your intended academic plan if the academic departments provided an evaluation of your credits. You should contact department advisers for access to restricted courses and provide them a copy of current transcripts.
Plan for Your Major
Because you may need permission to register for courses that require prerequisites, major or pre-major declaration, etc., you are encouraged to contact academic departments prior to course registration. You can view our Programs of Study, which include contact information for each academic department, at catalog.wwu.edu. We also encourage you to visit the Academic Advising and Student Achievement Center (AASAC) as it includes information about the many academic resources available to Western students.
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 admissions.wwu.edu/residency.
Planning Your Finances
Tuition and Fees
As you review estimated annual expenses, it may be helpful to know that payment for tuition, fees, housing, and meals is charged quarterly and due at the beginning of each quarter. Monthly payment plans are available as well. Also, remember that costs for transportation, books, supplies, and personal expenses are flexible and can be reduced depending on your lifestyle choices.
All students are invited to apply for campus jobs, where they are recognized as students first and employees second. Most campus jobs are conveniently located near classes and provide outstanding opportunities for professional development and a built-in network of support. If you need help finding work, Western’s Student Employment Center can help — it’s a free resource that connects students with on- and off-campus jobs and volunteer opportunities.
Keep Your Contact Information Up to Date
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.
You’ll find academic contacts in the programs of study available at admissions.wwu.edu/catalog. Here are a few other numbers that might come in handy as you’re getting to know Western. It’s okay to call!