Once you've started your online International Student Application for Admission, you will be able to save your application and return to make changes at any time before final submission. When you are ready to submit your application, you will be asked to provide a credit or debit card, over a secure connection, to pay the $55 application fee.
What to expect after you apply
If you apply online, you can expect an email confirmation within an hour of successfully submitting the application and paying the application fee.
All applicants will receive an email within two weeks after we receive your application. This email will include your student number (Western ID) and instructions on how to check your application status online using the Application Status website. This website will list the items we've received, as well as any missing items needed to make your application complete. This website will not display your decision.
Students will be notified in writing of their admissions decision. While some students are notified earlier, the majority of applicants are notified within six weeks of the application deadline. We appreciate your patience in this process to ensure every application is carefully reviewed.
Applying by mail
Print out and complete the International Student Application for Admission [pdf] and mail it with a check or money order for the $55 application fee to:
Western Washington University
Office of Admissions
Old Main 200, MS 9009
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9009