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Now is the time to apply for graduate school! Applications received by priority review deadlines are provided the first opportunity for scholarships. August 30, 2024 is the final date to submit your fall 2024 application for graduate school.

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Required Graduate Application Materials

  • 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 online prompt within the application. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.
  • Transcipts unofficial transcripts can be used for application process, but you will be prompted to submit official prior to full admission.
  • Have $60 fee ready for processing
  • If you are applying as an International Student, please visit the Office of International Education and Development. We currently do not have any programs that support immigration requirements for International students.
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Program Application Materials

Each program has their own unique set of materials required for admission. Please view their application requirements prior to starting the online application.

Additional items may include:

  • Current Resume
  • Essays or Writing Samples
  • Recommendations
  • Test scores
  • Completion of Online Forms

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. Official 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 or make changes. 

University Requirements for Admission

Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree. Applicants who hold a master’s degree will have the 3.0 GPA requirement waived. 

Full Admission

To be considered for full admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Students with less than 3.0 can also provide passing MAT/GRE scores to be fully admitted.

Conditional Admission

A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 can be admitted conditionally for the first 9 credit hours. Applicants will be prompted to complete an online petition for conditional admission during their application process. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.

    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.

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