General application information
If you need assistance with the application process
please contact the Admissions Office toll-free at 1-877-877-1593
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WOU utilizes a rolling admission policy, however students are enouraged to apply early to receive priority consideration for scholarships, awards, financial aid and university housing.
High school students can apply for admission after completing their junior year. Students must complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission form available from Western Oregon University Office of Admissions or apply online at www.wou.edu/apply. Grade point average and subject requirements will be verified on receipt of an official high school transcript. A decision regarding admission will be determined once this information and ACT or SAT test results are received by the Office of Admissions.
Freshmen are encouraged to apply beginning their senior year to receive priority consideration for scholarships, awards and financial aid. The application procedure for entering freshmen consists of the following steps:
WOU is committed to serving all students. Applications for admissions will be reviewed throughout the year. The Admissions Office reserves the right to rescind the admission of any student who fails to meet the conditions of their admission to WOU.
All Oregon University System institutions conduct more comprehensive reviews of applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements. Reviews include additional factors such as standardized test results, rigor of courses taken, review of writing sample or personal essays, non-cognitive factors, and other indicators that predict success in college. Academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to an OUS university. A university may evaluate a persons behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions.
A limited number of students who do not meet admission requirements, but can demonstrate a level of college preparation that will enable successful transition to college, may be admitted through action of the Comprehensive Admission Review Committee. The director of Admissions has the authority to refer students to the committee.
To be considered by the committee, you must submit the following:
Students who receive qualifying scores in College Board Advanced Placement exams may, upon admission to WOU, be granted credit and/or advanced placement in courses counting toward a bachelor’s degree. The amount of credit allowed will be determined by the program entered and the score received in the exam. A minimum score of a three is required and in some instances a four is the minimum score.
Copies of the test scores should be sent to the Office of the Registrar at WOU. Upon WOU’s receipt of the scores and enrollment of the student, the appropriate units will be credited toward the total hours required for graduation.
Please visit www.wou.edu/catalog for WOU’s Advanced Placement credit guidelines.
Western Oregon University recognizes and awards IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on higher level IB exams.
Please visit www.wou.edu/catalog for WOU’s IB program credit guidelines.
Students completing the full IB Diploma with a score of 30 or higher receive the following:
For more information
The Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: email@example.com