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Undergraduate Admissions
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2397

How to Apply

If this is your first time attending college, let us be the first to tell you: you're going to love it.

Freshmen at EWU tend to fall into three types of student, and you'll want to scroll down to see which category best describes your situation. If you're an undocumented student, be sure to check out residency options as well as official 1079 information for Washington state university students.

Are you finishing high school, home school or your GED this year?

Submit These Materials to Apply

  • A New Student Application
  • A $50 Application Fee
  • A short essay that's part of the application
  • Your official high school transcripts or official GED passing scores
  • Your official SAT or ACT scores (we accept either test, and you don't need to submit the writing portion!)
  • Official college transcripts from any colleges or universities you attended

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

Mail Your Materials to This Address

Undergraduate Admissions
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

How You'll Get Admitted

Are you a Running Start student?

If you participated in the Running Start program while in high school, you still apply to Eastern as a Freshman applicant. Why? It's all about financial aid. To qualify for full financial aid, you need to be a "freshman" according to the government.

Submit These Materials to Apply

  • A New Student Application
  • A $50 Application Fee
  • A short essay that's part of the application
  • Your official high school transcripts
  • Your official SAT or ACT scores (we accept either test, and you don't need to submit the writing portion!)
  • Official college transcripts from any colleges or universities you attended (if you attended EWU, we've already got your transcript)

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

Mail Your Materials to This Address

Undergraduate Admissions
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

How You'll Get Admitted

After being admitted, your college transcripts will be evaluated to determine which classes transfer and what class you can take next. To gain a better understanding of what may transfer to EWU, you'll want to start using the Eastern Transfer Guide.

Are You an Adult Learner or Non-Traditional Student?

You're considered an adult student at EWU if you'll be 25 years or older on your first day of classes, and don't have any prior college credits.

Submit All of These Materials to Apply

Submit all of these materials:

Submit At Least Two of These Materials:

  • Your official high school transcripts or official GED passing scores
  • Your official SAT or ACT scores (we accept either test, and you don't need to submit the writing portion!)
  • Official college transcripts from any colleges or universities you attended
  • A letter of recommendation that can speak to evidence of your success outside the classroom and your strong motivation to succeed in college 

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

Mail Your Materials to This Address

Undergraduate Admissions
304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

How You'll Get Admitted

Adult learners and non-traditional students typically have unique experiences that don't fit well into formulas or categories. For that reason, your application will be comprehensively reviewed by a panel of EWU Admissions staff. We're happy to talk to about the process and to describe ways you can strengthen your application. Call us at 509.359.2397, email us at admissions@ewu.edu or talk to us via online chat.

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