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The WOU faculty and administration fully support students who take rigorous courses in high school. AP, IB and honors programs are outstanding examples of a strong high school curriculum. WOU recognizes IB and AP achievement by awarding college credit to students who receive specific scores on IB or AP exams.


My name is Rob Findtner, Director of Admissions

Rob Findtner: admissions counselor for prospective college students at Western Oregon University

Thank you for your interest in Western Oregon University! I originally hail from the Willamette Valley, specifically Albany, and graduated from West Albany High School. As a student at WOU, I was actively involved in student leadership, including the Orientation PLUS Team and the Residence Hall Association. After earning a Bachelors Degree in History from WOU in 1995, I completed my graduate program in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University. After working for the Admissions Office at Northwest College in Wyoming, I returned to WOU in June of 1998.


Allow me to share two pieces of advice regarding the college search process. First, visit the colleges you are interested in and take advantage of weekend visitation programs. Visitation program are generally free to families and highlight all aspects of the institution. Second, pay attention to all deadlines concerning admissions, financial aid, scholarships and campus housing. Recognize that financial aid and scholarships are awarded to qualified students on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Rob Findtner’s counties: Multnomah

Out of State: specifically Hawaii, Wyoming and also general out of state information

Also assists: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), students with disabilities, Special Admission candidates


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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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