Non-admitted students

A non-admitted student (non-degree seeking student) must meet one of the following circumstances:

  1. High school students participating in an official WOU high school partnership program
  2. Students enrolled in courses through the Center for Academic Innovation
  3. Students approved to take undergraduate or graduate courses for use at another institution or life-long learning
  4. Members of the WOU staff

A non-admitted student is required to abide by all the rules and regulations of the university as listed in the catalog and schedule of classes.....Click Here

Post-Baccalaureate Application

Students who have already completed a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university may still need to take some undergraduate coursework to apply towards a graduate program requirements, a second degree, or just for personal benefit.  If you received your bachelors degree from Western Oregon University, there is no cost for this application.  If your degree is from another college or university the cost for this application is $60.00.  Click Here for the Post-Bacc Application.

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What is new regarding WOU's admission policy for freshmen and transfer students who wish to appply for Fall Term 2017?


3.00 cumulative GPA preferred

Completion of 15 subject requirements with a C- or better

Test optional: Students who have a 3.00 cumulative GPA are not required to provide ACT or SAT reasoning scores. Please note scores will be required for the purposes of athletic eligibility, admission to the Honors Program, and consideration for the Presidential Scholarship. Students who do not meet the 3.00 cumulative GPA requirement may submit ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam scores to receive consideration for admission to WOU.

One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor

A student's class rank may also serve as a factor regarding their admission to WOU

Transfer Students:

There are no changes regarding WOU's minimum GPA, math, and writing requirements for transfer applicants. If a transfer applicant is not eligible to return to a prior institution due to conduct/discipline issues, they are not eligible for admission to WOU.

If you have questions regarding the changes to WOU's admission policy, please contact the Office of Admissions at wolfgram@wou.edu or 503-838-8211.

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Remember that tomorrow (7/27) is our last Summer Heatwave concert with the special addition of a Slip 'n Slide, from 12-1pm in the Grove! There will be food for purchase, ice cream sandwiches for free, and entertainment by Charlie Horse!

Families and friends are welcome to join in the fun, but please dress in the appropriate attire if you plan to enjoy the Slip 'n Slide!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kelsey Elam-Geuting
Coordinator, Organizations & Activities

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  • Wolfie is hanging out with some of the Admissions staff at the Hobsons University Conference in Las Vegas! #howlaboutit #woutravel #HU2016 #westernoregonuniversity #admissions
  • Students are currently running around in small groups with WOU's PLUS Team. Are you in a group with one of these awesome PLUS Team members? @wouplusteamnsw #howlaboutit #wousaidyes #westernoregonuniversity #wousoar
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  • The new Education building is coming along nicely! #howlaboutit #wousoar #westernoregonuniversity #construction
  • The DeVolder Family Science Center sits next to the tennis courts and the Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center. #howlaboutit #westernoregonuniversity #tourwou
  • In case you're wondering, yes we have plenty of Pokestops on the Western campus. We also have a couple gyms for you to battle in! #howlaboutit #wou #pokemon #pokemongo #gowolves #teammystic #teamvalor #teaminstinct
  • Our newest companion in the Admissions Office! You can "adopt" his friends from the WOU Bookstore. #howlaboutit #wouwolfie #westernoregon #mascot #wouwolves
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