Apply to a Location Program

Applying online

Once you've started your online Outreach and Continuing Education Transfer & Post-baccalaureate 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 $60 application fee. If you are requesting a fee waiver you will have the opportunity to do so at that time.

Please note: The majority of Outreach and Continuing Education Program applicants apply for admission using our online application. When new programs are created after our online application has been published, applicants must apply by mail using the paper application.

Applying by mail

Print out and complete the Outreach and Continuing Education Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission [pdf] and mail it with a check or money order for the $60 application fee to:

    Western Washington University
    Office of Admissions
    Old Main 200, MS 9009
    516 High Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225-9009

Application checklist

Please review the complete application instructions to ensure your application is complete. A complete application includes the following:

  • Outreach and Continuing Education Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended, even if you do not expect or desire to transfer credit. (Note: students applying for summer or fall quarters must send an official transcript that includes grades from the previous fall quarter before their application can be reviewed)
  • 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 program-specific offerings and application requirements.

International students

International students who are applying to an Outreach and Continuing Education program in Bellingham must complete the Supplement for International Outreach and Continuing Education Applicants [pdf] in addition to the requirements listed above. Note: Site locations other than Bellingham are not currently open to international students. 

Returning Outreach and Continuing Education students

If you attended one of Western’s location programs in Bremerton, Distance/Online Learning (Human Services), Everett, Port Angeles, Poulsbo, or select programs on Bellingham’s main campus (Communication Sciences and Disorders, RN-to-BSN, or TESOL only) and want to return to your previous program, apply as a returning student.

If you want to change your academic program, you need to apply as a new transfer or post-baccalaureate student.

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.