Who should use this application?

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a second degree, obtain teacher certification, or meet other academic goals should use the Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission to apply for admission. Post-baccalaureate applicants interested in pursuing teaching certification must simultaneously apply to Woodring College of Education. For graduate studies, please visit the Graduate School website.

Application Deadlines

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

Application Checklist

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 
  • 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 supported location program you should submit materials specific to your program’s requirements in lieu of a Statement of Purpose. Contact your intended program for details.

Applying by mail

Print out and complete the Transfer Application for Admission & Scholarships [pdf] and mail it and 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

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 to eight weeks of the application deadline. We appreciate your patience in this process to ensure every on-time application is carefully reviewed. Students who need an earlier decision are welcome to request one in writing, though a favorable response cannot be guaranteed.

Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation

WWU is an equal opportunity institution. To request an accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Access Center (DAC), (360) 650-3083 (voice), (360) 255-7175 (VP), One week advance notice is appreciated. To request application materials in an alternate format, please contact the Office of Admissions, (360) 650-3440,