Admissions

Outreach and Continuing Education

Degree options for your schedule

Western offers an array of flexible degree and certificate programs designed for working adults at a variety of locations throughout the Puget Sound as well as online. 

Which application should I use?

Most programs require a separate Program Application in addition to the university’s Outreach and Continuing Education Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission. Visit the Outreach and Continuing Education Programs website to learn more about specific program offerings and requirements.

International students applying to an Outreach and Continuing Education program in Bellingham must also complete the Outreach and Continuing Education International Supplement [pdf]. Note: Site locations other than Bellingham are not currently open to international students. 

Former Western Outreach and Continuing Education program students returning to the same Outreach and Continuing Education program must complete the Returning Student Application [pdf].

Admission requirements

Each Outreach and Continuing Education program will have specific admission requirements. In addition, Western’s general admission requirements apply to all Outreach and Continuing Education programs. Minimum requirements for transfer admission include a 2.00 cumulative transferable GPA and a 2.00 in the quarters prior to application review and enrollment, though most Outreach and Continuing Education programs have higher minimum GPA requirements. Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available enrollment spaces, meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Application deadlines

Fall & Summer Quarters
March 1
Winter Quarter
September 15
Spring Quarter
January 1