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Freshman FAQs

You have tons of questions. Here are the ones students ask most often.

Can I still apply for the fall quarter after the Feb. 15 priority deadline?

Yes! You can apply for admission until Eastern closes the application window in the summer.

What EWU school code should I enter when I complete my ACT, SAT or FAFSA?

EWU's SAT school code: 4301
EWU's ACT school code: 4454
EWU's FAFSA school code: 003775

Should I apply to more than one school?

This is a personal decision, but a good strategy can be to apply to your top three to five schools by their priority deadlines. A lot can change in a year, especially your career plan and financial situation, and it is always a good strategy to have a backup strategy in case you need a school that offers a particular major or a different overall tuition cost.

How many classes/credits should I take to be considered a full time student?

At EWU, you should take 12-18 credits per quarter to be considered a full-time student. This will typically mean three to four classes per quarter. Freshmen at EWU average 15 credits per quarter.

Do you consider AP, IB or honors classes in your admissions decisions?

That depends. If you have a high school GPA of 3.3 or above and have met your CADR requirements, we generally don't consider AP, IB or honors classes in our admissions decision. If you don't have a 3.3 GPA or you don't meet CADR requirements, your schedule and grade trends are considered in the admissions decision. Completing difficult courses is seen as a positive factor in admissions decisions.

Are there additional requirements for student athletes?

Student athletes have no additional admissions requirements, but you must be eligible to participate in NCAA athletics and must meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements. Your athletic program at EWU is responsible for making sure you meet NCAA requirements.

How do I get international academic credentials evaluated?

If you are a domestic student with international academic credentials (coursework from a non-English speaking country), you will need to have your credits translated and evaluated by one of the institutions approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Don't send your info to EWU before it's evaluated by one of the independent credit evaluation services. Once the credentials are evaluated, please send us the evaluation for review.

What should I say in my Insight Resume?

The Insight Resume helps the Office of Admissions better understand your contributions, qualifications and talents as a student beyond test scores and high school grades.  You should share your experience(s) in the following categories: leadership and group contributions, knowledge in a field/creativity, dealing with adversity, community service, handling systemic challenges, and goals/task commitment.  You should write what is most meaningful to you. Do not write what you assume we want to hear. We are interested in reading what is reflective of you as a person. 

Used with permission of Oregon State University. OSU Insight Resume copyrighted, trademark pending. July 2007.

How long does it take to review my application for admission?

The Office of Admissions will begin reviewing your application for admission when we recieve all of your application materials including the application fee, official high school transcripts and test scores.  Our review process takes 14 days on average.

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