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Applying online

Once you've started your online 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.

Application checklist

Please review the complete application instructions before you submit your application. A complete application includes:

  • Transfer and Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from every college and 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)
  • A Statement of Purpose that helps the admissions committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals

Note: if you are applying to an Outreach and Continuing Education program you should submit materials specific to your program’s requirements in lieu of a Statement of Purpose. Contact your intended Outreach and Continuing Education program for details.

What to expect after you apply

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 four to six weeks after the application deadline. In general, post-baccalaureate students whose Fall quarter application is completed on time should receive a decision no later than the first of May. We appreciate your patience in this process to ensure every application is carefully reviewed. 

Applying by mail

Print out and complete the Transfer and 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