First-Year and Running Start Application is Open

for Fall 2021

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Transfer and Post-Bacc Application is Open

for Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Summer 2021

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So, what type of student are you?

First-year and Running Start

You should use the First-Year Application for Admission and Scholarships if:

  • You're in high school, even if you’ve earned some college credit or are enrolled in Running Start
  • You have graduated or earned your GED, and haven’t enrolled in any college coursework after graduation

You are considered a transfer student if you’ve enrolled in college coursework after graduating from high school or completing your GED and will need to complete the Transfer Application for Admission and Scholarships. If you require a student visa to study in the United States, you should apply as an international student.


Fall Quarter (Early Action) November 1


Fall Quarter (Regular Decision) January 31


Winter Quarter September 15


Spring Quarter January 1


Transfer

Western welcomes transfer students from all types of colleges and universities. You are a transfer student if you attempted college credit after graduating from high school or after earning your GED. 

If you completed all of your college credits while also fulfilling high school requirements, such as through the Running Start program, you will be considered a first-year student for admissions purposes and will need to meet requirements for First-Year Student Admission, even if you earned an associate degree while in high school. Students who continue to earn college credits after high school graduation (excluding credit earned during the summer after high school graduation) are considered transfer students.

If you require a student visa to study in the United States, you should apply as an international student.


Fall & Summer Quarters March 1


Winter Quarter September 15


Spring Quarter January 1


International

You should use our International Student Application for Admission if you require a student visa to study in the United States. If you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, political asylee/refugee or hold dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country you should use the appropriate domestic first-yeartransfer, or post-baccalaureate student application for admission.


Fall Quarter (Early Action) November 1


Fall Quarter (Regular Decision) January 31


Winter Quarter September 15


Spring Quarter January 1


Note: First-year students are not eligible to begin summer quarter.


Fall & Summer Quarters* March 1


Winter Quarter September 15


Spring Quarter January 1


*Due to the intensive academic nature of summer quarter and limited course options, summer quarter entry is strongly discouraged for new international students. Students should contact International Student and Scholar Services to receive advisement prior to applying for summer quarter.

Post-Baccalaureate

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a second degree, obtain teacher certification, or meet other academic goals should use the Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission to apply for admission. Post-baccalaureate applicants interested in pursuing teaching certification must simultaneously apply to Woodring College of Education. For graduate studies, please visit the Graduate School website.


Fall Quarter March 1


Winter Quarter September 15


Spring Quarter January 1


 

Returning Student


Fall Quarter May 1


Winter Quarter November 5


Spring Quarter February 15


Summer Quarter May 1

  • You plan to enroll as a non-matriculated (not formally admitted) student on a space available basis.
  • You only plan to register for Summer Session.
  • You are applying to transfer into one of Western’s location programs.
  • You have withdrawn during the first two weeks of the quarter and plan to return the next quarter.

Location Programs

Most students applying to a Western-supported location program will need to submit a separate program application in addition to the university’s Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Location Program Admission. To learn more about specific program offerings and requirements, contact your intended program.


Fall & Summer Quarters March 1


Winter Quarter September 15


Spring Quarter January 1


 

As part of Western's commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning and working environment, we want to make you aware of our Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. This report is developed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and provides reported crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. To request a paper copy of this report, please contact the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Office: (360) 650-3839 or vpsa.office@wwu.edu.