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. An electronic application form is available at the Walla Walla College home page. 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 G.E.D. 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 references 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 (non-matriculating). Such students are not eligible for a degree; however, by completing requirements for regular admission they may become degree candidates.

Marine Station - Rosario Beach

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

Portland Campus

Qualified students planning to enroll in sophomore nursing courses on the Portland campus should submit both a regular college application and a School of Nursing application.


Main Campus

Registration will be held in the Academic Records Office on June 22, 1997, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. To register, students must make financial arrangements at the Student Financial Services Office and then pick up a registration packet and register in the Academic Records Office. Registration is not official until all procedures have been completed and all fees have been paid as outlined in the registration materials.

North Pacific Union Conference K-12 teachers who have obtained approval for conference sponsorship will be mailed registration materials in May. They may register by mail by returning the completed enrollment form by June 6, or on campus on registration day or before their classes begin.

Marine Station - Rosario Beach

The dates for the 1997 summer session are June 25 to August 14. Registration for classes will be held at the Marine Station on Tuesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. Students should arrive on campus June 24. Arrival prior to June 24 is discouraged, and permission to do so must be obtained from the Director of the Marine Station. Financial arrangements must be made prior to arrival at the station.

Portland Campus

The dates for the 1997 summer session are June 23 to August 29. Registration for classes will be held in the Portland campus library on Monday, June 23. Unmarried students under 22 years of age or with fewer than 136 quarter hours are required to reside in Hansen Hall and should contact the dormitory dean at (503) 251-6118. Rooms will be available after June 15 with prior arrangements.

Late Registration

Students who register after a class or workshop has begun may be charged a late registration fee of $50. 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.

Veterans Registration

Because of the present Veterans Administration policy for summer school, it would be advantageous for veterans to register for at least five hours for each of the four-week terms. Students who have any questions regarding enrollment for summer school should consult with the veterans' adviser in Academic Records before registering.

Course Load

The maximum number of credits for which a 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 will be considered a full load for the 8-week session.


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

Summer Bonus Program

Walla Walla College offers a Summer Bonus for students who are employed by Walla Walla College, ARAMARK Food Service, or Color Press. While the College cannot guarantee jobs for the summer, it will make every effort to find jobs for all students who want to work.

Students who work a minimum of 460 hours at one of the above locations during the summer of 1997 AND who register for at least 12 hours of classes fall quarter can choose one of the following bonuses:

  1. Refund of all dormitory room rent charged for the summer.
  2. Refund of college housing rent charged for the summer, not to exceed the cost of living in the dormitory.
  3. Refund of any tuition charge for summer classes, up to three hours. Classes in aviation are limited to lecture classes.

Employment during the summer is limited to students who are enrolled in summer classes and students who plan to attend and have been accepted for fall quarter.

The Summer Start Program

Modified for 1997

This program is designed for any undergraduate student who has not taken a class at Walla Walla College prior to the summer of 1997 except as a high school or academy student. A student in this program pays only $990 for tuition for 4-12 hours of regular undergraduate credit. (The tuition is nonrefundable.) Since regular tuition for a 12-hour load is $3,792, a Summer Start student can save up to 74% on tuition, or $2,802.

After a student is accepted to Walla Walla College, an opportunity is given to request admission into the Summer Start program and to reserve a place in Summer Start by sending a $25 deposit. The student will be notified when accepted into Summer Start, and the deposit will be credited toward the $990 tuition due at registration.

Summer Start students will be expected to select some courses from a core of general studies whenever possible. Summer Start students who take more than 12 hours will be charged tuition at the regular rate ($316 per credit) for those hours which are in excess of 12. Additional costs include dormitory rent ($59-62 per week); cafeteria (approximately $55-60 per week); textbooks (approximately $200); and other miscellaneous expenses. (Some music and physical education courses have additional fees.) Summer Start students should plan to pay for their tuition, dormitory rent, cafeteria, and books when they register.

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

To be eligible for the Summer Start program, the student must:

  1. Meet the WWC admissions requirements and be admitted to the College as a regular student.
  2. Have earned zero college credit at Walla Walla College (except as a full-time academy or high school student).
  3. Live in the dormitory if his/her permanent address is outside the Walla Walla Valley.

While we cannot guarantee jobs, we do all we can to find work for Summer Start students. The maximum working hours per week for a student are:

  1. 8 hours if carrying 10-12 credit hours.
  2. 14 hours if carrying 7-9 credit hours.
  3. 20 hours if carrying 4-6 credit hours.

Students interested in the Summer Start program should complete and mail the application in the centerfold of this bulletin.

Teaching Learning Center

Special free drop-in tutorial help is available in the Teaching Learning Center for all WWC 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. The Writing Center is open to all students, including graduate students, who wish to learn how to improve or polish their papers. Established tutorial services are available in mathematics, sciences, writing, business, and other subjects. Additional classes will be tutored upon sufficient demand. Personal computers for word processing are also available in the TLC to all students at no charge. There is a fee for long-term, intensive, private tutoring.