Freshmen (students that have not attended any college, university or technical school)must include official high school transcripts and verification that diploma was issued once graduated. Please see academic records policy below.
Transfer and second bachelor’s applicantsmust send official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools attended. Transcripts must show all grades/marks earned along with credits/hours earned. Please see academic records policy below.
Students currently enrolled in a U.S. English language Program must submit a letter from a school official verifying enrollment status.
Graduate applicants must have a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students that have completed their baccalaureate degree in a country that is a Signatory of the Bologna Declaration are considered to have a bachelor’s degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. For a list of countries that are Signatories of the Bologna Declaration please see: European Higher Education Area
Applicants must submit official transcripts from the university that granted the bachelor’s degree and from all other institutions of higher education where coursework was completed. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required from the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate or graduate coursework. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted with anMiller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. If the applicant’s GPA is 3.0 or higher, the test requirement is waived. If the GPA is less than 3.0 minimum required score for (a) MAT: 395 or higher; (b) GRE: minimum quantitative reasoning score: 147; minimum verbal reasoning score: 148, anda 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing section. See note below regarding our policy on original documents.
Academic Records Policy: Original documents are preferred, but certified copies are acceptable. Copies must be certified as official either by the institution or an official of the United States Embassy. Certified English translations of these records are also required. Students within the United States may obtain a notarized copy of the original transcript from an Official Public Notary. Photocopies and/or faxed copies of records are not acceptable.
Western Oregon University’s Land AcknowledgementWestern Oregon University in Monmouth, OR is located within the traditional homelands of the Luckiamute Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.
WOU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by WOU.