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Admissions counseling

For multicultural applicantsWestern Oregon University recognizes that individuals from ethnic and racially diverse backgrounds many times have questions and concerns related to the admissions process, campus life and financial aid. Western Oregon University admissions counselors will assist students from from underrepresented minority groups with understanding and overcoming potential obstacles in the admissions process.


My name is Norma Sanchez

Norma Sanchez

Education has been my passion for as long as I can remember and that has been my primary incentive to achieve my goals. I come from an underrepresented background like many students at WOU; I was the first one out of eight children to graduate from college, I was a low income student and I was a second language learner. Even though, a lot of people thought I was not going to make it and graduate from high school or college, I did. I graduated from Willamette High School located in Eugene, OR in 2005. I then went straight to college at Willamette University in Salem, OR and graduated from there in May 2009. I earned a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish and a minor in History. After graduation I worked for various community organizations in Salem. I decided to take some time off from school to figure out what career path I was going to take. I will return to school in the near future to obtain a masters degree and if hopefully my PhD.

In the mean while, I am here at WOU and I am enjoying every little thing of it. Aside from having fun at work, I like to spend time with my family and my boyfriend. I watch documentaries, and do some scrapbooking.

I have always enjoyed working with students and their families. I look forward to meeting you and having great conversations about education.

Norma Sanchez’s counties: serves every county, with a speciality in Washington county

Assists: Multicultural and first-generation applicants


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Admissions counseling may include

  • Gaining an overview of what to expect socially and academically from Western Oregon University
  • Assistance understanding and completing application materials
  • Identifying programs and materials that may help during the admissions process and while enrolled at the university
  • General information on how to proceed with financial aid and registration for classes after acceptance

Western Oregon University recognizes the key role that a diverse campus community plays in creating a broader learning environment and community for all students, faculty and staff. The university actively seeks individuals from different backgrounds which include socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, physical ability, academic and geographic (rural/urban, out of state and international).


The Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail:
Location: APSC room 408

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