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The WOU 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.

 

Transfer student admission requirements

  1. Students with 36 or more transferable, college-level quarter hour credits (24 semester hours) must have a cumulative 2.25 grade point average or higher in all college-level work attempted and be in good standing at all prior institutions attended. Transfer applicants are required to have a writing course beginning with Writing 121 (or the equivalent) with a grade of C- or better; and college algebra or above with a grade of C- or better, or the equivalent of Math 105.
  2. Students who have earned less than 36 transferable, college-level quarter hour credits must meet both freshman and transfer admission requirements. ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam scores are not required for transfer applicants with less than 36 transferable, college-level quarter hours who graduated prior to 2012 with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Transfer applicants who obtain an Oregon Transfer Module (OTM), Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT), or Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree (ASOT) from an Oregon community college with at least a 2.00 GPA will be admitted.
  4. WOU requires two years of the same high school-level second language with a grade of C- or above, or two terms of a college-level second language with a grade of C- or above, or acceptable performance on proficiency-assessment options. Demonstrated proficiency in an American Indian language can meet all or part of the second language requirement, as certified by the governing body of any federally recognized tribe. American Sign Language meets the second language requirement. The second language requirement applies to students graduating from high school in 1997 and thereafter.
  5. A transfer student who does not meet the regular admission requirements may be considered for admission by the Director of Admissions or the Comprehensive Admission Review Committee (Special Admissions). Please contact the Office of Admissions toll free at 1-877-877-1593 or (503) 838-8211 for more information.

 

Transfer student application procedures

 

Dual enrollment agreements

WOU has a dual enrollment agreement with Chemeketa Community College. Please contact the WOU Financial Aid Office toll free at 1-877-877-1593 for more information.

 

Transfer students from other states

  1. Complete and return an application for admissions and the required $60 non-refundable application fee or Oregon Public University Request for Deferral of Application Fee for Admission. Students can apply online at WOU: Undergraduate Application.
  2. Have an official, complete transcript sent from each college or university attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution. Unofficial or student copies are not acceptable. Omitting an institutional record from your application may result in disciplinary action. The director of admissions reserves the right to rescind the admission of any student who falsifies information on their application for admission.
  3. Students with less than 36 transferable hours at the time of application are required to provide GED scores or an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam scores. Exception: ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam scores are not required for transfer applicants with less than 36 transferable, college-level quarter hours who graduated prior to 2012 with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Students who submit all required scholarship documents and have a complete admission file by the stated deadline will receive consideration for university transfer student scholarships. Contact the Office of Admissions or Financial Aid to confirm WOU's scholarship deadline for transfer students.
  5. Acceptable records from accredited post-secondary institutions are evaluated by the Admissions Office to determine the student's eligibility for admission to WOU. The amount of credit granted depends on the nature and quality of the applicant's previous work. A student's grade point average will be computed on the transfer credits attempted and will be used as the basis for admission. WOU does not recognize other institutions' academic forgiveness policies.

 

Students from the surrounding 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).

 

  • California: Cal State Transfer Degree and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Degree (IGETC)
  • Florida: General Education Associate of Arts from Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Hawaii: Articulated Associates of Arts from University of Hawaii
  • Washington: Direct Transfer Degree

 

University housing

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to live in university housing. Options include apartments with full kitchens, suite style rooms and family housing.  Learn more at WOU: Housing & Dining.

 

Transfer Student Orientation Advising and Registration (T-SOAR)

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 (TSOAR): Saturday, May 16, 2015 Students are required to register for TSOAR via their WOU Portal. More information about registration and the TSOAR program will be mailed to students in late April.

 

For more information

Contact the Office of Admissions at 503-838-8211 or toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 (ext. 1).

 

Tentative Transfer Student, Orientation, Advising and Registration Program Agenda
8:00 a.m.

Check-in; Teacher Education Majors, Pre-Nursing Majors, and Students Taking the Biology Placement Test (Werner University Center)

Student ID Card Photgraphs

8:30 a.m. Mandatory Advising Session - Teacher Education Majors and Pre-Nursing Majors
Biology Placement Test
8:45 a.m.

Check-in; All Other Majors (Werner University Center)

Student ID Card Photographs

9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Financial Aid Update

10:00 a.m.

General Advising Session

Transitioning to WOU Session for Family Members and Guests

10:30 a.m.

Academic Advising & Web Registration

Student Services Fair 

11:00 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m.

Tour of Campus and Residence Halls

Non-Traditional Student Lounge Open House

1:00 p.m.

Tour of Campus and Residence Halls

 

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Articulation of courses

  • Students from Oregon colleges and universities - The vast majority of courses and credits transfer to WOU without concern or difficulty.
  • Oregon community college students - Articulation of courses is supported through full acceptance of the Oregon Transfer Module, AAOT, ASOT and individual articulation agreements.

Community college students from other states

In efficient addition to normal course articulation, students can transfer to WOU through the use of their state’s or institution’s transfer degrees. These transfer degrees enable students to transition to WOU having met our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC).

  • California: Cal State Transfer Degree and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Degree (IGETC)
  • Florida State College Jacksonville AA General Education Degree
  • Hawaii: Articulated Associates of Arts from University of Hawaii
  • Washington: Direct Transfer Degree

Orientation

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

 

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Scholarships and financial aid

www.wou.edu/student/finaid

 

Overall affordability

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.

 

Scholarships

WOU offers many scholarships, some specifically for transfer students.

  • Provost Scholarship: For new transfer students with academic merit

Other scholarships that are open to all incoming students: Diversity Commitment, Leadership and Service and David Brody Scholarship.

 

Western Tuition Choice

Western Undergraduate Exchange Participating statesWOU 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.
Video clip symbol Video - The Western Tuition Choice | The Western Tuition Promise (FAQ)

 

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.

 

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Academic support & development for enrolled transfer students

Academic advising

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.

 

Career Services

The Office of Service Learning and Career Development offers students assistance in securing internships, career development, preparing résumés and job searches.

 

Free tutoring

The Academic Advising and Learning Center provides free tutoring—just ask!

 

Honors Program

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.

 

Study Abroad

Transfer students can participate in an educational experience through Study Abroad and International Exchanges at over 100 foreign universities.

 

Writing Center

Obtain assistance in becoming a better writer overall or on a particular paper or project. Writing Center assistance is available online or in person.

 

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Contact

Transfer Admissions toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: wolfgram@wou.edu

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