Academic Information


Main Campus

Individuals seeking admission to the Walla Walla College Summer Session must give evidence of necessary educational background for success in the courses desired and must apply for admission on forms supplied by the Admissions Office or online. An application form is enclosed in the centerfold of this bulletin. New students wishing regular admission as undergraduate students must supply the Admissions Office with complete official transcripts from high school showing a date of graduation and cumulative grade point average (or satisfactory GED results). New students must also supply the Admissions Office with official transcripts of all previous collegiate/university-level work completed, a $30 application fee, and character reference if requested. A physical examination, tuberculosis skin test, and proof of immunization will also be required.

Undergraduate students must meet the requirements for admission to the freshman class or advanced standing as outlined in the annual Bulletin of the College. Graduate students must meet admission requirements as outlined in the Graduate School Bulletin. North Pacific Union Conference K-12 teachers should apply through their conference educational superintendent.

Mature individuals who apply through the Admissions Office but who are ineligible for regular admission or are not working on a degree may register for any course for which they have sufficient background (nonmatriculating). Such students are not eligible for a degree; however, by completing requirements for regular admission they may become degree candidates.

Nursing Program - Portland

Qualified students planning to enroll in sophomore nursing courses on the Portland campus must submit both a Walla Walla College application and a School of Nursing application.

Marine Station - Rosario Beach

Students planning to enroll at the Marine Station should submit a Marine Station application and deposit.


Main Campus

Continuing/returning students may preregister for classes beginning April 21, either online through OASIS or in person at the Academic Records office. New students, including Summer Smart Start participants, will be given an opportunity to preregister at academy campuses or by phone (800-558-2132) after April 21. Financial clearance is also required and may be arranged at Student Financial Services after June 4. (Please note financial aid deadlines.)

North Pacific Union Conference K-12 teachers who have obtained approval for conference sponsorship will be mailed advance registration materials in May, which may be returned by mail until June 9. Early registration is encouraged.

Any students, including K-12 teachers, who have not completed registration in advance may register during regular office hours on the first day of classes. Registration is not official until all procedures have been completed and financial clearance has been arranged.

Nursing Program - Portland

Registration will be held in the Portland campus library on Monday, June 23. Rooms in Hansen Hall will be available after June 16 with prior arrangements.

Marine Station - Rosario Beach

Registration will be held at the Marine Station on Tuesday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m. Students should arrive on campus June 24. Financial arrangements must be made prior to arrival at the station.

Late Registration

Students who register after a class or workshop has begun may be charged a late registration fee of $75. Students may not register for eight-week classes after the first week of the summer term. Students enrolling for short-term courses must be in attendance the first day of classes.

Course Load

The maximum number of credits for which an undergraduate student may enroll is 6 credits per 4 weeks unless a request for an overload is approved by the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration. A course load of 9-12 credits for undergraduate students or 7-13 credits for graduate students will be considered a full load for the summer session.

Veterans Registration

Undergraduate students receiving veterans educational benefits need to register for a full course load of 9-12 credits. Questions regarding enrollment for summer school should be directed to the veterans adviser in the Academic Records office.


Students withdrawing from college or from individual courses must submit the appropriate official drop voucher to the Academic Records office before the deadline for class withdrawals. The withdrawal deadline is before 75% of a class is over (see schedule below). These deadlines are in accordance with the withdrawal policy specified in the College Bulletin.

Dates of Class Last Day To Drop
June 16-June 19 June 18
June 19-August 8 July 28
June 23-August 15 August 1
June 23-July 3 July 1
June 23-July 11 July 8
June 23-July 18 July 11
June 23-July 25 July 17
June 23-August 1 July 23
June 23-June 27 June 26
June 23-August 29 August 13
June 29-July 2 July 1
July 7-July 11 July 10
July 7-July 18 July 16
July 14-July 29 July 24
July 17-August 7 August 1
July 21-July 25 July 24
July 21-August 1 July 30
July 21-August 15 August 8
July 28-August 29 August 21
July 30-August 14 August 11
August 4-August 8 August 7
August 18-August 22 August 21
August 29-September 13 September 10

Academic Support Services

Academic Advisement
Administration Building, Room 112; relocating mid-summer to Canaday Technology Center, Room 310

The Academic Advisement office assigns each student an adviser; provides information about academic policy, procedures, resources, and programs; and monitors students' academic progress. The director of Academic Advisement is also available to assist students with changing majors, course selection, and preregistration for fall quarter.

Disability Support Services
Village Hall, Lower Level

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Disability Support Services provides access to students with either permanent or temporary disabilities through a variety of services and equipment. The Disability Support Services office is located in the Teaching Learning Center in the lower level of Village Hall; phone 527-2366 or 527-2313.

Teaching Learning Center
Village Hall, Lower Level

Special, free, drop-in tutorial help is available in the Teaching Learning Center for all students who wish to improve their basic skills or increase their understanding of content in lower-division classes. Trained upper-division students tutor individuals or small groups. Established tutorial services are available in mathematics, sciences, writing, business, and other subjects. The Writing Center is open to all students, including graduate students, who wish to learn how to improve or polish their papers.

2003 $ummer $mart $tart

"3-for-1 $ale"

Summer Smart Start is a special program designed for any undergraduate student who has not taken a class at Walla Walla College prior to the summer of 2003 (except as a high school or academy student). A student in this program who registers for three or more credit hours receives three credits for the price of one. The tuition charge for 3-12 credits is $141 per credit instead of $423, making the total tuition for a full summer load of 12 credits only $1,692—a savings of $3,384 off the regular price of $5,076.

If a Summer Smart Start student takes more than 12 hours (not normally permitted), tuition will be charged at the regular rate of $423 per credit for those hours that are in excess of 12. Students in this program should plan to pay their full tuition when they register; other charges are due when billed. (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.) The tuition is nonrefundable. Additional costs include:

  • Dormitory rent ($70-73 per week; Summer Smart Start students are expected to live in the dormitory if their permanent address is outside the Walla Walla Valley.)
  • Cafeteria (approximately $55-60 per week)
  • Textbooks (approximately $200)
  • Insurance ($188 or waiver)
  • Miscellaneous expenses (A few courses have additional fees.)

Summer Smart Start is open only to students on the College Place campus; students enrolled at the Rosario Beach Marine Station or Portland Campus School of Nursing are not eligible. Classes in aviation are normally limited to lecture classes.

Students interested in the Summer Smart Start program should follow the usual application procedure for admission to Walla Walla College and indicate their interest in the summer start program on the application. After the student has been accepted to the College, an opportunity will be given to reserve a place in Summer Smart Start by sending a $25 deposit. The student will then be notified of acceptance into Summer Smart Start, and the deposit will be credited toward the total tuition due at registration. The reservation and deposit should be sent by June 2 to be assured of a place in the program.

While the College cannot guarantee employment, job opportunities are available on campus for students who wish to work. The suggested maximum working hours per week for a student are:

  • 8 hours if taking 10-12 credit hours
  • 14 hours if taking 7-9 credit hours
  • 20 hours if taking 5-6 credit hours

In summary, a Summer Smart Start student must:

  1. Have earned zero college credit at Walla Walla College (except as a full-time academy or high school student).
  2. Meet the Walla Walla College admission requirements and be admitted to the College as a regular student on the College Place campus.
  3. Send in the Summer Smart Start reservation form with a $25 deposit.
  4. Pay the remaining tuition at registration, plus other charges when billed.
  5. Live in the dormitory, if the student's permanent address is outside the Walla Walla Valley.