Admitted Post-baccalaureate Guide

Winter Due Dates

Claim Your Universal Account

Before course registration
Required
More Info

Please claim your WWU Universal Computer Account as soon as possible. All you need to do is set a password.

If you have any questions about your account please visit the ATUS Help Desk website. For assistance, contact the ATUS Help Desk at (360) 650-3333 or helpdesk@wwu.edu.

Note: Official University correspondence will be sent to your WWU email address which is activated after you confirm your intent to enroll at Western. University assigned student email accounts are one of the official means of communication the university uses with all students. Students are responsible for all information sent to their university-assigned email account.

Schedule an Individual Advising Appointment

As soon as possible
Strongly encouraged
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Registration dates vary by quarter. Post-baccalaureate students are invited to schedule an individual appointment with the Academic Advising Center prior to their registration appointment. 

Submit Measles Documents

Before course registration
Required
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To ensure the health and safety of all students at Western, proof of measles (rubeola) immunity is required.

Please note that two doses of the MMR (measles-rubeola) vaccine are required and you must submit proof before you will be allowed to register for classes or live in Western's residence halls. Options for providing proof and additional information are available from the Student Health Center.

For questions, email student.health@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-4839 and leave a message (calls are returned daily on weekdays).

Contact Academic Departments

Before course registration
Strongly encouraged
More Info

As a post-baccalaureate student, you are encouraged to make contact with academic departments prior to course registration. Departmental advisors can provide information about major requirements and prerequisites and can grant permission to register for courses you may need. You must have a copy of your most recent transcript available whenever meeting with advisors

Course Registration Begins

See registration schedule
Required
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Transfer and post-baccalaureate students register at the same time as continuing students, according to registration schedule provided by the Registrar’s Office

First-year students who begin winter or spring quarter register during Advising & Orientation, which occurs the day before classes begin.

Submit a Housing Application

November 30
Optional
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Living on campus is optional, yet the majority of new students choose this option. All students are eligible to live in university residences. Residence halls are more than just places to sleep. They provide instant community, make it easy to familiarize yourself with campus, and are within minutes of classes. If you’re interested in living on campus, you’ll need to apply for housing by the housing deadline.

Residential communities include quiet, substance-free, gender-inclusive, gender-neutral, Honors Program, international options, and more. Check out the University Residences site for complete information about Western's residence halls, roommate options and housing rates, or apply for housing now. If you have questions, contact University Residences at (360) 650-6565 or housing@wwu.edu.

If you’re interested in living off-campus, the Off Campus Living site is a great resource for you.

Pay Your Housing Deposit (if you applied for campus housing)

December 15
Required
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Housing applicants who have confirmed admission will be prompted in to pay the $200 housing deposit in the MyHousing Portal. Do not pay your deposit until you receive notice of deposit due; early payments will be returned.

Check MyHousing for Your Roommate Assignment  (if you applied for campus housing)

When notified
Optional
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University Residences will post information about your room assignment in your MyHousing Portal. Be sure to touch base with your room/suite mates to get acquainted and discuss what each of you plans to bring for your room.

Submit Updated College Transcripts, and/or AP, IB or Cambridge International Test Scores

January 31
Required
More Info

All college transcripts and test scores included with your application for admission will be processed in time for initial course registration.

If you earned any college credit after submitting your application for admission, you must make arrangements to send all official college transcripts, AP, IB and Cambridge exam results to the Office of Admissions as soon as they available. Official final transcripts (with degree posted, if applicable) must be received by the deadline to avoid having a future course registration hold placed on your account. Official documents should be sent to admissions.documents@wwu.edu.   

Submit Your Financial Aid Application

January 31
Strongly encouraged
More Info

Financial aid is available to help meet the costs of tuition, books, educational supplies, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. 

To be considered for financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) which become available each year on October 1. Your FAFSA or WASFA must be submitted by January 31 (Western’s priority filing date) to be considered for the most favorable financial aid. Washington state residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status may apply for state financial aid by completing the WASFA.

Fall Due Dates

Submit Your Financial Aid Application

January 31
Strongly encouraged
More Info

Financial aid is available to help meet the costs of tuition, books, educational supplies, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. 

To be considered for financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) which become available each year on October 1. Your FAFSA or WASFA must be submitted by January 31 (Western’s priority filing date) to be considered for the most favorable financial aid. Washington state residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status may apply for state financial aid by completing the WASFA.

Claim Your Universal Account

Before course registration
Required
More Info

Please claim your WWU Universal Computer Account as soon as possible. All you need to do is set a password.

If you have any questions about your account please visit the ATUS Help Desk website. For assistance, contact the ATUS Help Desk at (360) 650-3333 or helpdesk@wwu.edu.

Note: Official University correspondence will be sent to your WWU email address which is activated after you confirm your intent to enroll at Western. University assigned student email accounts are one of the official means of communication the university uses with all students. Students are responsible for all information sent to their university-assigned email account.

Submit a Housing Application

May 1
Optional
More Info

Living on campus is optional, yet the majority of new students choose this option. All students are eligible to live in university residences. Residence halls are more than just places to sleep. They provide instant community, make it easy to familiarize yourself with campus, and are within minutes of classes. If you’re interested in living on campus, you’ll need to apply for housing by the housing deadline.

Residential communities include quiet, substance-free, gender-inclusive, gender-neutral, Honors Program, international options, and more. Check out the University Residences site for complete information about Western's residence halls, roommate options and housing rates, or apply for housing now. If you have questions, contact University Residences at (360) 650-6565 or housing@wwu.edu.

If you’re interested in living off-campus, the Off Campus Living site is a great resource for you.

Contact Academic Departments

Before course registration
Strongly encouraged
More Info

As a post-baccalaureate student, you are encouraged to make contact with academic departments prior to course registration. Departmental advisors can provide information about major requirements and prerequisites and can grant permission to register for courses you may need. You must have a copy of your most recent transcript available whenever meeting with advisors

Course Registration Begins

TBD
Required
More Info

Incoming students register during an orientation session.

  • First-year students register and receive advising during Fall Advising & Orientation.
  • Transfer and post-baccalaureate students register and receive advising during the Transitions orientation and advising program.

Pay Your Housing Deposit (if you applied for campus housing)

July 1
Required
More Info

Housing applicants who have confirmed admission will be prompted in to pay the $200 housing deposit in the MyHousing Portal. Do not pay your deposit until you receive notice of deposit due; early payments will be returned.

Check MyHousing for Your Roommate Assignment  (if you applied for campus housing)

When notified
Optional
More Info

University Residences will post information about your room assignment in your MyHousing Portal. Be sure to touch base with your room/suite mates to get acquainted and discuss what each of you plans to bring for your room.

Attend Advising & Orientation

Various dates
Strongly encouraged
More Info

Advising & Orientation (A&O) supports your transition to campus with a campus orientation, academic advising, and class registration program.

Submit Updated College Transcripts, and/or AP, IB or Cambridge International Test Scores

July 15
Required
More Info

All college transcripts and test scores included with your application for admission will be processed in time for initial course registration.

If you earned any college credit after submitting your application for admission, you must make arrangements to send all official college transcripts, AP, IB and Cambridge exam results to the Office of Admissions as soon as they available. Official final transcripts (with degree posted, if applicable) must be received by the deadline to avoid having a future course registration hold placed on your account. Official documents should be sent to admissions.documents@wwu.edu.   

Submit Measles Documents

Before course registration
Required
More Info

To ensure the health and safety of all students at Western, proof of measles (rubeola) immunity is required.

Please note that two doses of the MMR (measles-rubeola) vaccine are required and you must submit proof before you will be allowed to register for classes or live in Western's residence halls. Options for providing proof and additional information are available from the Student Health Center.

For questions, email student.health@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-4839 and leave a message (calls are returned daily on weekdays).

Prepare for Academic Success

Keep Up the Good Work

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 Center as it includes information about the many academic resources available to Western students.
 

Residency Info

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.

Student Employment

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 admissions.evaluators@wwu.edu. Be sure to include your full name and Western ID number.  

Resources

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!

Academic Advising Center

advising@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3850 

Campus Operator

(360) 650-3000 

Career Services Center

careers@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3240 

Disability Access Center

disability.wwu.edu
(360) 650-3083 (voice)
(360) 255-7175 (VP)

Financial Aid Office

financialaid@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3470 

New Student Services/Family Outreach

nssfo@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3846 

Registrar's Office

registrar.office@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3430 

Scholarship Center

scholarshipcenter@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3471 

Student Employment

finaid.wwu.edu/studentjobs
(360) 650-3158

Veteran Services

veterans.affairs@wwu.edu
(360) 650-3324
 

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