Additional US Government requirements per study at American universities
1. Official transcripts from previous school(s).
- Freshmen (students that have not attended college/university/technical school): must include an official high school transcript and verification of diploma. See note below regarding our policy on original documents.
- Transfer and second bachelor’s applicants must send official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools attended. Transcripts must show all grades/marks earned along with credits/hours earned. See note below regarding our policy on original documents.
- Students currently enrolled in a U.S. English language Program must submit a letter from a school official verifying enrollment status.
- Graduate applicants must have a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students that have completed his/her baccalaureate degree in a country that is a Signatory of the Bologna Declaration are considered to have a bachelor degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor degree. For a list of countries that are Signatories of the Bologna Declaration please see: http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/hogeronderwijs/bologna/pcao/index.htm
- Applicants must submit official transcripts from the university that granted you your bachelor’s degree and from all other institutions of higher education where you completed your coursework. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required from the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate or graduate coursework. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted with an MAT (Miller Analogies Test) score of 395 or higher or a GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score of 450 or higher on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a score of 3.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section. See note below regarding our policy on original documents.
- Academic Records Policy: Original documents are preferred, but certified copies are acceptable. Copies must be certified as official either by the institution or an official of the United States Embassy. Certified copies of exact English translations of these records are also required. Students within the United States may obtain a notarized copy of the original transcript from an Official Public Notary. Photocopies and/or faxed copies of records are not acceptable.
2. Financial documentation: Students must submit an official copy of personal or parent’s/sponsor’s bank statement of at least $30,400 and/or official award letters for any scholarships/grants.
- The current tuition at Western Oregon University is approximately $16,000 per academic year. The fee is subject to change at the beginning of each academic year. The cost of WOU housing and living expenses per academic year are estimated at $12,900 (with an additional estimate of $3,900 per academic year for a dependent spouse and $2,000 per dependent child).
- Original documents are preferred, but certified copies are acceptable. Copies must be certified as official either by the bank or an official of the United States Embassy. Students within the United States may obtain an official bank statement signed by a bank official.
3. Photocopy of current passport ID page