COVID-19 Admissions Information

We know you can't visit us in person right now, and want to make it easy to navigate your way through Western's offerings and processes. In consideration of the disruptions and confusion caused by COVID-19, we've put this page together to help. If you can't find the information you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Undergraduate Admissions

In an effort to practice social distancing, a proactive and community-minded response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Admissions is unable to meet with in-person visitors at this time. However, Admissions staff are still available to answer your questions! Reach us Monday through Friday at 360-650-3440 and admissions@wwu.edu, or feel free to schedule a video chat with an Admissions Counselor at any time. We'd love to hear from you! We also encourage you to reach out to your territory admissions counselor directly.

The Office of Admissions will keep the Admissions visit website up to date with the latest scheduling information. Major impacts to campus operations are also posted on the Admissions website and the WWU home page.

Yes! Our staff are still available to help you with any questions or problems you may have. Staff may not be on site at this time, but are working remotely on a regular schedule. Reach us Monday through Friday at 360-650-3440 and admissions@wwu.edu, or feel free to schedule a video chat with an Admissions Counselor at any time. We'd love to hear from you! We also encourage you to reach out to your territory admissions counselor directly.

Admitted Students

We are moving our fall quarter enrollment confirmation priority date from May 1 to June 1. We are committed to working with every student and family that needs additional time.

Please note that the enrollment confirmation date is not a deadline at Western; it is a priority processing date for us to begin working with students and families on important next steps in the transition to college. If you were awarded a scholarship by the Office of Admissions, your scholarship will not be affected by confirming after May 1.

While Western's $280 confirmation fee is usually non-refundable at Western, it will be refundable through June 15. 

Western's University Residences priority application deadline for fall was moved back from May 1 to June 1.

Our Admitted Student Day program will be held virtually on April 17. Invitations will be sent out soon! In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our Virtual Tours and Connections page for currently available options, and check back often regarding resumption of our on-campus visit programs. Our hope is to resume campus visit programs by early to mid May, but this may shift based on guidance regarding COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our campus community healthy!

Yes. At this time, on-campus courses for incoming students are scheduled as planned. All impacted students will be notified immediately if this changes.

Campus Visits and College Fairs

All on-campus events are currently suspended. We encourage you to visit our Virtual Tours and Connections page for currently available options, and check back often regarding resumption of our on-campus visit programs. Our hope is to resume campus visit programs by early to mid May, but this may shift based on guidance regarding COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our campus community healthy!

Yes. Western has suspended all of our travel to college fairs and high schools through the spring.

Yes! You can explore our Virtual Tours and Connections page, and feel free to schedule a video chat with an Admissions Counselor at any time.

On-campus events have not been rescheduled at this time, but discussions are ongoing. Our Admitted Student Day program for admitted students has been moved to a virtual format.

You are strongly advised not to come to campus to help us ensure the safety of our campus community and of you. Please consider one of our virtual options instead. Western's campus is currently open to the public, however many buildings and offices are closed to the public in an effort to practice social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. You can view the latest campus updates, including building closures here.

Future or Current Applicants

Yes! We encourage all fall 2020 students to submit any previous test scores you have, though we understand many students may not have scores due to cancelled SAT/ACT testing. Please reach out to us if you do not have test scores to send or if you have questions as we are working to accommodate students according to the situation.

You can learn more about steps the university is taking and follow updates here.