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If you have been considering applying for a graduate program, don’t delay! 

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Step 1: University Application

  • Bachelor’s Degree or pending bachelor’s degree completion before first term of admission
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative or higher GPA, or passing MAT/GRE
  • GPA requirement: A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 can be admitted conditionally for the first 9 credit hours. Students can petition for conditional graduate admission via the graduate student general petition. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.
  • Have $60 fee ready for processing
  • If you are applying as an International Student, please visit the Office of International Education and Development
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Step 2: Program Application

After your online university application is complete, this is the time to submit your program application. Please check out the application requirements by program by visiting their specific page. Although this is a two step process you may apply to both the program and university at the same time. Official admission letters will be sent from the Graduate Programs Office to your provided email.

Process: You will be notified via email regarding the status of your application throughout the process, including any missing components. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Submit Official Transcripts:

Official transcripts are required for GPA and degree conferral verification. Transcripts are not required for WOU graduates with an established permanent file.  You are required to submit transcripts from each degree granting institution. Transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university where credits were earned, to Western Oregon University. Paper transcripts must be unopened and bear the college or university seal. Electronic transcripts are accepted if sent from the registrar or institution’s secured electronic submission system (such as Parchment, EDI). You may provide the following address for electronic submissions:

By mail: WOU Graduate Admissions, 345 Monmouth Ave N, ADM 107, Monmouth, OR 97361

For more transcript information, please visit our website.


Once you create an account and start your application:

You will not be obligated to fill out every section in one sitting, but after two months of inactivity, your information will be deleted from the database. You can return to your account at any time to complete your application. After it is submitted, you will be unable to access your application and should contact to reset your application. If you need to update your residency information fill out the residency form and email

Important online payment information:

On the last page of the application, applicants should select one of the following options regarding the $60 application fee payment.

  • Credit/debit card: WOU accepts MasterCard, Discover, and Visa online. A 2% service fee is charged for credit/debit card payments.
  • Electronic check (E-Check): You can make an electronic payment from your checking or savings account. Enter your bank routing number and account number, along with the Login ID you used to create your application. No service fee is charged for E-Check payments.
  • Check: If you wish to pay with a check, please submit your application without payment. Checks should be made out to “Western Oregon University” and can be mailed to: Graduate Admissions Office, Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave. N., Monmouth, OR 97361. Please list the applicant’s name in the memo line.
  • Veterans and Active Military:  Western Oregon recognizes the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces by exempting them from paying the $60 admissions application fee. Provide a copy of your DD-214, or, for current military members, a copy of your most recent military orders, Enlisted Records Brief (ERB), or Officer Records Brief (ORB). Submit the online application without payment. Graduate Admissions Coordinator will email you to request further paperwork.


If you wish to receive a paper copy of the application please email Kristen Larson at

Graduate Admissions 503-838-8597 |
International Admissions 503-838-8425 |