Admitted Guides: Summer Transfer Due Dates

Submit Your Financial Aid Application

January 31
Strongly encouraged
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Financial aid is available to help meet the costs of tuition, books, educational supplies, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. 

To be considered for financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) which become available each year on October 1. Your FAFSA or WASFA must be submitted by January 31 (Western’s priority filing date) to be considered for the most favorable financial aid. Washington state residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status may apply for state financial aid by completing the WASFA.

Sign Up for Advising & Registration

As soon as possible
Strongly encouraged
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Advising & Registration supports your transition to campus with a campus orientation, academic advising, and class registration support program.

Claim Your Universal Account

Before course registration
Required
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Please claim your WWU Universal Computer Account as soon as possible. All you need to do is set a password.

If you have any questions about your account please visit the ATUS Help Desk website. For assistance, contact the ATUS Help Desk at (360) 650-3333 or helpdesk@wwu.edu.

Note: Official University correspondence will be sent to your WWU email address which is activated after you confirm your intent to enroll at Western. University assigned student email accounts are one of the official means of communication the university uses with all students. Students are responsible for all information sent to their university-assigned email account.

Complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment

Before course registration
Required (with some exceptions)
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While not everyone needs to complete this assessment, most first-year students and many transfer students do. Scores from the online ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) are needed to register for the majority of math courses at Western and serve as prerequisites for some courses in other departments, such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Physics and Science Education. The assessment must be taken twice. We recommend you complete both assessments at least two weeks before you attend orientation. You must first claim your Universal Account in order to access the MPA.

Some students do not need to take the MPA. More information about the MPA, including exceptions, proctoring options and FAQs, can be found on the ALEKS website. You should thoroughly read the FAQs before seeking advising.

Contact Academic Departments

Before course registration
Strongly encouraged
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If you believe you’re ready to declare a major at Western (e.g. if you have completed prerequisites for your intended academic program), you are encouraged to make contact with academic departments prior to course registration. Departmental advisors can provide information about major requirements and prerequisites and can grant permission to register for courses you may need. You must have a copy of your most recent transcript available whenever meeting with advisors.

Submit Measles Documents

Before course registration
Required
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To ensure the health and safety of all students at Western, proof of measles (rubeola) immunity is required.

Please note that two doses of the MMR (measles-rubeola) vaccine are required and you must submit proof before you will be allowed to register for classes or live in Western's residence halls. Options for providing proof and additional information are available from the Student Health Center.

For questions, email student.health@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-4839 and leave a message (calls are returned daily on weekdays).

Confirm Your Enrollment

May 1
Required
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Once you finalize your decision to attend Western, a non-refundable $300 confirmation fee is required to secure your place in the incoming class. This one-time fee helps pay for new student orientation, advising, and academic support.

If you were admitted close to the confirmation deadline, you have three weeks from the date your offer letter was printed to confirm your enrollment.

Postpone Your Fee

If you have demonstrated significant financial need on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then you can postpone your fee until your first tuition bill. To request to have your fee postponed, email admissions@wwu.edu with an explanation of your circumstances, along with your name and Western ID number.

Declining Your Offer

If you do not intend to come to Western, please decline your offer so your enrollment space can be considered for another student.

Course Registration Begins

See registration schedule
Required
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Transfer and post-baccalaureate students register at the same time as continuing students, according to registration schedule provided by the Registrar’s Office

First-year students who begin winter or spring quarter register during Advising & Registration, which occurs the day before classes begin.

Attend Advising & Registration

Various dates
Strongly encouraged
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Advising & Registration supports your transition to campus with a campus orientation, academic advising, and class registration support program.

Submit a Housing Application

May 15
Optional
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Living on campus is optional, yet the majority of new students choose this option. All students are eligible to live in university residences. Residence halls are more than just places to sleep. They provide instant community, make it easy to familiarize yourself with campus, and are within minutes of classes. If you’re interested in living on campus, you’ll need to apply for housing by the housing deadline.

Residential communities include quiet, substance-free, gender-inclusive, gender-neutral, Honors Program, international options, and more. Check out the University Residences site for complete information about Western's residence halls, roommate options and housing rates, or apply for housing now. If you have questions, contact University Residences at (360) 650-6565 or housing@wwu.edu.

If you’re interested in living off-campus, the Office of Off Campus Living is a great resource for you.

Pay Your Housing Deposit (if you applied for campus housing)

June 1
Required
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Housing applicants who have confirmed admission will be prompted in to pay the $200 housing deposit in the MyHousing Portal. Do not pay your deposit until you receive notice of deposit due; early payments will be returned.

Check MyHousing for Your Roommate Assignment  (if you applied for campus housing)

When notified
Optional
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University Residences will post information about your room assignment in your MyHousing Portal. Be sure to touch base with your room/suite mates to get acquainted and discuss what each of you plans to bring for your room.

Submit Updated College Transcripts, and/or AP, IB or Cambridge International Test Scores

July 15
Required
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All college transcripts and test scores included with your application for admission will be processed in time for initial course registration.

If you earned any college credit after submitting your application for admission, you must request to have your official college transcripts, AP, IB and Cambridge exam results sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as they are available. If official final transcripts (with degree posted, if applicable) are not received by the deadline, a registration hold may be placed on your student account that prevents you from registering for courses in the future.