The Western Transfer Advantage
Our long-established strong priority of student learning and development makes WOU a great choice for every student wanting to be challenged and supported in their academic development as a person who is afforded the respect of being known by their name, not an identification number or as just another student.
For students transferring to WOU a number of customized services and support mechanisms have been developed to facilitate a successful transition to our university. These complement our small classes, innovative services, and continual focus upon student success.
Admissions and registration
Transfer student admission requirements
Transfer student application procedure
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.
Transfer student advising
Potential and incoming transfer students can schedule an advising meeting with the Office of Academic Advising and Learning Center to map out the most effective and efficient pathway to a degree.
For Chemeketa Community College students, WOU has formal pathway agreements into the most popular majors for transfer students. These pathways guarantee that students are adequately prepared for majors on the WOU campus.
Dual enrollment agreements
WOU has formal dual enrollment agreements with Chemeketa Community College.
Oregon Transfer Days
During January and February WOU admission counselors visit many Oregon community college to meet with prospective students and answer questions about admissions, financial aid, majors, housing and other topics.
Transfer students are strongly encouraged to live on campus.
Students living on campus benefit in the following ways:
WOU provides transfer students with multiple housing options:
Apply for Housing (www.wou.edu/student/residences/apply.php)
Transfer Student Orientation Advising and Registration (T-SOAR)
For admitted transfer students
Transfer Student, Orientation, Advising and Registration is the first opportunity for admitted transfer students to register for fall term courses. In addition to registering for courses, students will attend academic advising with faculty, learn about valuable campus resources, receive ID cards and tour the residence halls.
Upcoming Transfer Student, Orientation, Advising and Registration: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - registration required:
For more information
Articulation of courses
Community college students from other states
In efficient addition to normal course articulation, students from several Western states can transfer to WOU through the use of their state’s transfer degrees. These transfer degrees enable students to transition to WOU having met our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC).
WOU New Student Week
incoming students spend a week on the campus before classes begin leaning about programs, services, and other key elements of the college experience. Learn about New Student Week
Scholarships and financial aid
WOU is one of the most affordable universities in the west. Students at WOU receive a small college experience at the price of a public university.
Financial aid is a normal part of college for most students
All students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Oregon residents should actively apply for these new funds by completing the FAFSA. For more information, go to www.getcollegefunds.org.
WOU offers many scholarships, some specifically for transfer students.
Other scholarships that are open to all incoming students: Diversity Commitment, Leadership and Service and David Brody Scholarship.
Western Tuition Choice
WOU is the only public university in the west to guarantee that its tuition for undergraduate students will not increase during the four years it takes to complete a degree. Transfer students receive a pro-rated guarantee period with 15 transfer credits equal to one-third of an academic year. The program is automatic and mandatory or Oregon residents and WUE program participants.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
WOU offers WUE awards to transfer students who are residents of one of the 13 western states that participate in the program. WUE students receive a tuition rate of only 50 percent above Oregon residents. This is a savings of nearly $9,000 per year. All majors are open to WUE students.
The Oregon Opportunity Grant
The Oregon Opportunity Grant provides financial support to low and middle-income families. Because the state of Oregon is committed to making college more afford-able to more families this grant is money that will not need to be paid back.
Academic support & development for enrolled transfer students
All students can use the Academic Advising and Learning Center for advising. Students with a declared major have a faculty adviser to support their progress towards a degree and success at WOU.
The Office of Service Learning and Career Development offers students assistance in securing internships, career development, preparing résumés and job searches.
The Academic Advising and Learning Center provides free tutoring—just ask!
Transfer students are eligible to apply for selection into the WOU Honors Program.
Student Enrichment Program (SEP)
The Student Enrichment Program provides services and a supportive environment to equip first generation, low income and students with disabilities with skills to be successful in college. The purpose of this program is to increase the retention and graduation rates of this student population.
Transfer students can participate in an educational experience through Study Abroad and International Exchanges at over 100 foreign universities.
Obtain assistance in becoming a better writer overall or on a particular paper or project. Writing Center assistance is available online or in person.
Transfer Admissions toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org