Admitted Guides: Fall Returning 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.

Submit a Housing Application

May 1
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.

Log into Web4U

Before course registration
Required
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If you have registration holds they will be listed in Web4U along with the contact information for the office you need to work with to resolve the hold. You will be unable to register for classes if there are any holds on your account.

You can also update your mailing and email address, check your financial aid status, update your personal pronouns and more in Web4U. 

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.

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

July 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.

Course Registration Begins

See registration schedule
Required
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Returning students register at the same time as continuing students, according to registration schedule provided by the Registrar’s Office.