Transfer Admission Process

When to apply

Priority Deadline*: February 1

Scholarship Deadline: March 1

*WOU operates on a rolling admissions cycle and reviews applications throughout the year. Applicants can select a start term of fall (September), winter (January), spring (April), or summer (June). Students can apply for admission up to 12 months before their intended start term, and do not need to wait until they have completed all transferable coursework. Those hoping to enroll in the fall are encouraged to apply for admission by February 1st. Applicants must follow the procedures below and be admitted to WOU before they can access the scholarship application. Once a file is complete and all application materials are received, the Admissions Office strives to complete the review process with two weeks. Admissions decision letters are sent via USPS mail.

Comprehensive Review

Students who do not meet the regular admission requirements may be asked to submit additional items. Please review our Comprehensive Review page for details.

Change of Entry Term

The non-refundable $60 application fee is valid for one academic year (fall through summer). If you plan to begin attending WOU during a term within the same academic year other than the one for which you applied, you must request a change of entry term in writing. If approved, you will not need to send an additional $60. However, if you wish to enroll during a subsequent academic year, you must resubmit the application and a new application fee.

Application procedures for transfer students

  1. Complete and submit the application for undergraduate admission. Include the $60 non-refundable application fee or Request for Deferral of Application Fee Form.
  2. Request official transcripts sent from every college or university you have attended (whether credits were earned or not). Transcripts should be sent to: Admissions Office, Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave. N., Monmouth, OR 97361. Failure to report all prior institutions attended may result in the Admissions Office revoking a student’s admission to WOU.
  3. Applicants with less than 36 transferable, college-level quarter hours (24 semester hours) must also submit an official high school transcript or GED scores.
  4. High school graduates with college credit are required to follow freshman application procedures and meet freshman admission requirements within the academic year immediately following their high school graduation.

The Admissions Office reserves the right to rescind the admission of any student who fails to meet the conditions of their admission to WOU.


The Office of Admissions

toll-free at 1877-877-1593 | or e-mail: | Location: APSC 408