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WOU Said Yes! 

Welcome to our pack!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Western Oregon University! Whether you’re a freshman or a transfer student, this page will help you understand what happens now. It’s easy to get started on your successful transition to WOU.

Learn more about your next steps for enrolling at WOU by scrolling below.

Access WOU Portal & Email

  • Go to wou.edu/accountlookup to create your online student WOU Portal account. The WOU Portal is where you will find a variety of important university services and information, including your student e-mail and financial aid. Note: This login information is different from the username/password created for your online admissions application, WolfDen.
  • For step-by-step instructions on setting up your WOU Portal or WOU Email, visit our help page.

Complete Financial Aid

  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct 1st, but no later than Feb. 1 for our early filing date. WOU’s FAFSA school code is 003209.
  • Check your WOU email account often to see if Financial Aid needs any additional information to give you a formal aid packet.
  • Watch your mailbox between mid-March and mid-April for your formal offer of financial aid.
  • Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.

Apply for Scholarships

  • Apply for WOU scholarships through your Portal no later than March 1 at 5 p.m. A list of scholarships and eligibility criteria is available at wou.edu/scholarships.
  • Merit Awards are available to all admitted students with a 3.0+ GPA upon admission.
  • Review the terms and conditions of your scholarships, then accept or decline them on your financial aid packet.

Apply for Housing

  • We begin accepting Housing Reservation Forms for the following year beginning October 1st. We encourage you to apply for on-campus housing as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting into your preferred hall. Housing Options can be viewed online.
  • Students who graduate from high school within one year of starting at WOU, regardless of class standing, are required to live on campus for the full academic year. For exemptions see our First-Year Live-in Requirement Policy
  • University Housing will communicate with you through your WOU email leading up to your move-in date and throughout the academic year.

Transfer Pathways/Transfer Student Class Registration

If you are transferring credits from another college or university:

  • If you have earned previous college-level credits from another institution, be sure to send your official transcripts upon course completion.
  • Your previous course work will be available to view in your Degree Tracks approximately 3-4 weeks after transcripts are received.
  • For more information on transfer resources including registration, articulation and more, please visit our Transfer Pathways website.

New Student Class Registration

At Western Oregon University, we make registering for classes easy! Visit our New Student Registration webpage to learn more about how our faculty advisors, and our Student Success & Advising Office can help you register for courses.

Complete Required Documents

  • Final Official Transcripts: First-Year students must submit final official high school transcripts with senior year grades and graduation date posted by September 1st. They also should submit any college or university transcripts and AP/IB scores. The Sept. 1 deadline applies even for students who take summer courses.
  • Revolving Charge Account Contract: The revolving charge contract is a student’s promise to pay their charges, and required for all students. It also outlines the option to pay installments. The revolving charge contract is accessible in your WOU Portal in your Business Services channel. 
  • Health History Form and Immunization Information: WOU is required by law to ensure all students submit health history and immunization records. This form is available in your WOU Portal, by clicking the Medicat Patient Portal, then click “Forms”.

Contact us

admissions@wou.edu  |  503-838-8211  |  1-877-877-1593 (toll-free)  |  Location: Welcome Center

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