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Applying online

Over 98% of applicants apply online. Start your application today!

Once you've started your online Transfer & Postbaccalaureate 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 $55 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 transfer application instructions to ensure your application is complete. A complete application includes the following:

  • Transfer and Postbaccalaureate Application submitted by the application deadline

  • $55 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)

  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended, even if you do not expect or desire to transfer credit

  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals

  • If you have completed fewer than 45 transferable quarter (30 semester) credits, you will also need to submit official high school transcripts, and official SAT or ACT test scores (if under 21 years of age)


Note: if you are applying to an Extended Education program, visit the Extended Education site for details about your application.

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. 

Applying by mail

Print out and complete the Transfer and Postbaccalaureate Application for Admission [pdf] and mail it with a check or money order for the $55 application fee to:

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