International transfer students
Steps to Enrollment
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As you go through the enrollment process we are here for you every step of the way. You can contact the Office of Enrollment with questions any time at (800) 541-8900.
1. Apply and be accepted.
For questions about the application process call (800) 541-8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to apply.wallawalla.edu to create your application account.
Pay the $40 application fee and submit your application. After you submit your application you will receive an email that acknowledges your submission and gives additional instructions.
If English is not your first language, send official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) scores. Ask the testing center where you took your TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP to send your results to Walla Walla University. For your convenience Walla Walla University now offers the iTEP on campus. So come visit us and take your iTEP!
International students must make a $3,000 deposit. The deposit is refundable upon graduation or departure from WWU, and is available for emergency situations. Contact the Admissions office at (800) 541-8900 to make financial arrangements.
Canadian students must complete and submit an I-20 Worksheet. Canadian students do not have to pay the international student deposit. Once your I-20 worksheet and proof of funding have been received, WWU will issue your I-20 visa form.
You must have a current student visa issued by the U.S. Embassy in your home country before you leave your home country. (You cannot study at a U.S. college or university on a tourist visa. Also, you may not change your tourist visa to a student visa after you arrive in the U.S.) Apply for a student visa at the nearest United States Embassy in your country. They will ask for:
- Your Walla Walla University acceptance letter
- Your passport
- The I-20 visa form issued by WWU
- Required financial information
Certified copies of your secondary-level certificate (with English translations, if necessary), and official copies of all university-level academic records (or transcript of marks) are required. Ask your preparatory school and/or university-level institutions to send certified and official documents to the address below.
Walla Walla University Admissions
204 S. College Ave
College Place, WA 99324
2. After you have been accepted.
For questions about getting access to myWWU call (509) 527-2317 or email email@example.com
MyWWU is the online entry portal for the apps you will use at WWU. Once you are admitted we will send you an email with details on how to activate your university email address and myWWU account.
Two commonly used apps at WWU are PeopleSoft and HighPoint. PeopleSoft has the most capabilities for managing your student information. It is designed for use on desktop computers.
HighPoint has fewer features, but is designed to use on mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. Financial Clearance and Registration Finalization can only be done in HighPoint.
- Follow the instructions in the acceptance email you received to access myWWU.
- Remember your myWWU account name and password. You will use this throughout your academic career at WWU.
For questions about financial aid call (800) 656-2315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WWU offers financial aid for Canadian students.
Submit a WWU Financial Aid Application
Complete the WWU financial aid application. Your myWWU account and password will be required.
WWU offers financial aid separate from federal programs. Canadian students are welcome to submit this application as well; WWU offers some financial aid to Canadian students.
Review your financial aid award packet from WWU
Once you have completed the above, you will receive a financial aid packet from WWU which shows your complete aid (loans, grants, work study, etc.) and your payment plan. Review your plan with a financial aid counselor. If there are extenuating circumstances in your family finances that are not reflected on the FAFSA, please call a financial aid counselor.
You must be accepted to WWU before a financial aid award packet can be sent to you.
Complete the paperwork to accept your student loans
You will be notified to complete the promissory notes and entrance interviews for your student loans.
International and Canadian students do not need to fill out the FAFSA.
For questions about the enrollment fee call (800) 541-8900 or email email@example.com
Pay your enrollment fee
If you are enrolling for six or more credit hours, a $200 non-refundable enrollment fee is required and will allow you to enroll in classes and reserve your housing.
Pay online (you'll need your myWWU account and password)
Or, send a $200 check to:
Walla Walla University Admissions
204 S. College Ave
College Place, WA 99324
Receive your rebate after school starts
A $100 rebate will be refunded to your account at the start of the first quarter if your fee is paid by the following deadline:
- For Fall enrollment, pay by April 30
- For Winter/Spring/Summer enrollment, pay two weeks before the first day of the quarter.
3. Before arriving on campus.
Starting in April
Please familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements for student housing. These include requirements for both on-campus, as well as off-campus housing.
Living in a residence hall
For questions about women's residence hall housing call (509) 527-2531, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about men's residence hall housing call (509) 527-2111, or email email@example.com.
Students planning to live in a residence hall must submit an online Residence Hall Housing Application (sign-in to myWWU is required).
For questions about off-campus housing options call (509) 527-2109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To live outside of the residence halls in university-owned housing, students must meet certain eligibility requirements or receive approval from the Director of Residential Life and Housing. After verifying your eligibility or receiving approval, you may arrange for housing outside of residence halls.
If you wish to rent housing from WWU, submit an Application for WWU Owned Housing.
Living at home
Students planning to live at home should email email@example.com and indicate your housing plans.
Questions about what it's like to live on campus?
Watch a Q&A presentation about living in the residence halls >
For questions about enrolling in classes contact the office of Academic Advisement at (800) 558-2132 or (509) 527-2132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a freshman and met with an academic advisor at your high school or academy, then you may already be enrolled in classes. If so, you can view your class schedule on myWWU.
After logging into myWWU use the Enter Student Center drop-down menu to select either HighPoint > Dashboard or PeopleSoft > Student Center Classic. (For tablets and smart phones, HighPoint is better.)
You can add, swap, or drop classes using HighPoint or PeopleSoft. If you need assistance enrolling in classes contact the office of Academic Advisement.
Starting in July
For questions about health information, call the University Health Clinic at (509) 527-2425 or email email@example.com.
Complete the immunization history form
If this step is required, it will be listed in your To Do’s in the Student Center in myWWU.
Visit the University Clinic webpage to download this form >
Review your health insurance
All undergraduate students and graduate international students taking more than 6 credits must be covered by a health insurance plan. Please make sure that you have coverage throughout your entire education at Walla Walla University.
Fill out the TB screening form
Address and Fax number
WWU Health Clinic
204 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324
Fax: (509) 525-9887
For questions about financial clearance call (800) 656-2815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete your financial clearance to-do items
If you want to sail smoothly through financial clearance, get your holds and to-do items done before starting financial clearance.
Complete any remaining items such as loan promissory notes, loan entrance interview or other financial aid forms.
Financial clearance for fall quarter normally opens in mid-August. For other quarters, financial clearance normally opens a few weeks before the start of the quarter. Watch for an email notification about the date for an opening of financial clearance.
Financial clearance can be done online through myWWU > HighPoint after you have completed your financial clearance holds. Use the Financial Clearance menu option in myWWU.
Need help going through the financial clearance process?
Watch a step-by-step presentation that walks you through it >
4. After arriving on campus.
Finish your holds and to-do items
The secret for getting through registration smoothly is to get your holds and to-do items done. Review your holds and to-do items in either myWWU > Student Center or myWWU > HighPoint. Use HighPoint if you are using a tablet or smartphone.
Make final housing arrangements
Meet with Admissions Director
Canadian and international students must meet in person with the Director of Admissions.
Attend orientation sessions
If your first quarter of attendance is in the summer or fall, attend orientation sessions during the week before classes start in the fall.
If required, get clearance from Academic Administration
Students who were admitted provisionally and returning students who are on academic probation from their previous quarter require clearance from Academic Administration. Make an appointment with the Office of the Associate Academic Dean at (509) 527-2395.
Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration
Administration Building, Room 336
204 S College Ave
College Place, WA 99324
See your academic advisor
Refer to your individual JumpStart schedule for the date and time of your appointment with your academic advisor.
You must meet with your academic adviser in order to complete the registration process.
Get your ID card
Get your ID card at the location and time mentioned in your JumpStart schedule. Your ID card will be activated for charging when you complete Registration Finalization — also known as Jumping Einstein.
Finalize your registration
In myWWU > HighPoint select Registration Finalization in the Enrollment menu to start the registration finalization process.
See Jumping Einstein
You know you are finished with registration when you see the graphic of Jumping Einstein™. Once you have seen Jumping Einstein, it takes about 60 minutes for your ID card to be activated for charging at The Express and the University Bookstore.
Register your vehicle
After you are on campus and have received registration finalization for the term, register your vehicle with Campus Security.
Purchase your books
After you have seen Jumping Einstein, purchase your books at the University Bookstore. Use the View quarter Textbooks link in myWWU > Student Center; the system will automatically populate the page with the textbooks that you need for the classes in which you are enrolled.
New students have a special time reserved for them to purchase textbooks from the University Bookstore during the week before fall quarter starts. Watch for announcements of the particular date.
Review the syllabus for each of your classes
Before the first day of classes, review the course syllabus for each of your classes. The course syllabus and homework information is available on Desire2Learn (D2L).
Attend the Welcome Back Bash
The Welcome Back Bash occurs on the Sunday evening before fall quarter classes start. You may check out all the various clubs and sign up online. You must have seen Jumping Einstein before you can sign up for clubs.
Students who have obtained 36 or more transferable quarter credits at the post-secondary level are considered transfer students.
Minimum requirements for admission include:
- A grade-point average of 2.0*.
- Graduation and official transcript from an accredited secondary school or the completion of the GED exam. Transfer students who have junior or senior status are not required to supply WWU with an official high school transcript.
- A student who transfers to Walla Walla University with 30 or more transferable quarter hours will not be required to write the ACT or SAT exam.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- One satisfactory personal reference. Transfer students who apply to the WWU School of Nursing--Portland campus must submit three personal references.
Applicants who have attended North American accredited institutions of higher education and who have official transcripts showing a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on all course work taken may be admitted at a level determined by the number of credits transferred.
Students transferring from non-accredited institutions may be required to take validating examinations should they wish credit to be transferred to Walla Walla University.
A minimum of 96 of the 192 quarter hours required for graduation must be taken at a four-year accredited college or university.
Senior Transfer Students
Transfer students with senior standing are required to be in residence three consecutive quarters and complete a minimum of 36 quarter hours (including nine quarter hours of upper-division work in the major and three upper-division quarter hours in the minor) and meet all degree requirements. See minimum residency requirements section of the bulletin.
Engineering Transfer Students
Students enrolled in the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering affiliation program will be allowed to graduate under any official Walla Walla University bulletin dated not more than three academic years prior to their first year on this campus. Students who withdraw from engineering studies for a continuous period of one year or more will forfeit the right to graduate under bulletins which were current prior to their withdrawal.
Engineering transfer students applying for admission to Walla Walla University must supply a letter of recommendation from one of their engineering professors at their most recent educational institution attended. Recommendation forms may be submitted online.
Nursing Transfer Students
All School of Nursing transfer students refer to the Nursing section of the Bulletin for additional requirements.
*Transcripts from the island territories of Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, Palau, and Puerto Rico need to have a grade-point average of 3.30 or higher.
**A total score of 640 or higher is required for admission by GED test with each of the four subject matter tests having a score of 150 or higher.