Instructions

Application checklist

Please review the complete application instructions to ensure your application is complete. A complete application includes the following:

  • Extended Education Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended, even if you do not expect or desire to transfer credit. (Note: students applying for summer or fall quarters must send an official transcript that includes grades from the previous fall quarter before their application can be reviewed)
  • Most programs require a separate Program Application in addition to the university’s Extended Education Transfer & Post-baccalaureate​ Application for Admission. Visit the Extended Education programs website to learn more about program-specific offerings and application requirements.

Application fee

A non-refundable $60 application fee is required to process your application. When you apply online you will be asked to submit a credit or debit card, over a secure connection, to complete your application. If you use a paper application, your application fee must be in the form of a check or money order, payable to "Western Washington University". Please ensure your full name and birth date are included on the check.

You may request a fee waiver if you have extreme financial need, or a low expected family contribution (EFC) if receiving financial aid. When you apply online you will have the option to request a fee waiver at the time you submit your application. If you plan on using the paper application, please contact our office for a fee waiver request form and submit your form with your completed application. To prevent processing delays, students who plan to request an application fee waiver should submit their application well in advance of the application deadline.

Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. Do not omit or exclude any institution, even if you do not expect or desire to transfer credit. Only transcripts issued within the last year will be accepted.

Students who have attended a Washington State community college are encouraged to have their transcripts sent electronically. Electronic transcripts enable us to process your application more efficiently and expedite awarding your transfer credit if admitted. We can serve you better – and faster! – if your official transcripts arrive as soon as possible after submitting your application.

Applicants are responsible for requesting official transcripts. A transcript is considered official if it bears the official seal and authorizing signature of the issuing institution and is:

  • sent directly by the school to the Office of Admissions; or
  • sealed by the school and mailed or delivered to the Office of Admissions by you. If the envelope has been opened before it arrives in the Office of Admissions, the transcript is not official.

Submitting application materials

To help the Office of Admissions match your documents with your application, we recommend you include your full name and birth date on all materials mailed separately from your application.

Mail all application materials to:

    Western Washington University
    Office of Admissions
    Old Main 200, MS 9009
    516 High Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225-9009

Apply for financial aid

While not required as part of the admissions process, we encourage you to apply for financial aid.

  • Application: FAFSA
  • Financial Aid application priority deadline: January 31
  • Western's Federal School Code: 003802

Equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation

Western Washington University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Access Center (DAC), (360) 650-3083 (voice), (360) 650-7175 (VP), drs@wwu.edu. One week advance notice is appreciated. To request application materials in an alternate format, please contact the Associate Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions, (360) 650-3440, admissions@wwu.edu.