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Applying online

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. 

Application checklist

Please review the international application instructions to ensure your application is complete. A complete application file consists of:

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $55 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

All documents submitted with the application become the property of the Office of Admissions and will not be released to the student. Notarized copies of international transcripts are acceptable for the admissions decision; however, if admitted, you must present the original upon request.

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
    USA