How to Apply

How to Apply for Admission as a Freshman

This information is for high school students, homeschool students and students completing their GED. If you’re taking both high school and college classes at the same time, you’re considered a freshman student.


1

Apply Online

Complete the online admission application and pay the $60 application fee.

2

Submit Official Test Scores

EWU’s SAT school code is 4301 and ACT school code is 4454.

3

Submit Official High School Transcripts

If you attended EWU for Running Start, we’ve already got your college transcript.

4

Submit Official College Transcripts

Remember to include transcripts from any colleges or universities you attended.

5

Complete FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA form online. EWU’s FAFSA code is 003775.

6

Apply for Scholarships

Complete the EWU Scholarship Application

Already Started?

You can log in to your already-started application by visiting the EWU application system. Enter the username and password you created.

Freshman Deadlines for Fall 2019 to Summer 2020


Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Application Opens

Apply

Not yet available

Not yet available

Not yet available

Priority Application Deadline*

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

NA

Final Application Deadline

Sep. 1, 2019

Dec. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2019

2 weeks prior to start of term

FAFSA Available

Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

Priority FAFSA Date

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Scholarship Application Available

Nov. 1, 2018

Nov. 1, 2018

Nov. 1, 2018

Nov. 1, 2018

Scholarship Application Deadline

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

*When you complete an admissions application by the priority application deadline, you will be automatically considered for most new student scholarships.

Freshman Deadlines for Fall 2018 to Summer 2019


Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Application Opens

Application no longer available

Apply

Apply

Apply

Priority Application Deadline*

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

NA

Final Application Deadline

Varies

Dec. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2019

2 weeks prior to start of term

FAFSA Available

Oct. 1, 2017

Oct. 1, 2017

Oct. 1, 2017

Oct. 1, 2017

Priority FAFSA Date

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

Scholarship Application Opens

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017

Scholarship Application Deadline

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

*When you complete an admissions application by the priority application deadline, you will be automatically considered for most new student scholarships.

Freshman Student Admission Requirements

There are two paths to admission to EWU as a high school student.

  1. Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale
  2. Earn a minimum SAT score of 1100 or a minimum ACT composite score of 24
  3. Complete a series of required high school classes.

If this is you, you’ll be automatically admitted. (You still have to submit your application, official transcripts, and official ACT or SAT scores!) This is why working hard in high school pays off.

  1. We’ll look at your grades from high school and college, the difficulty of the classes you took, your senior year course schedule, and your ACT or SAT scores.
  2. To be admissible, students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in high school and any applicable college work.

Required High School Classes

The College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR) are a series of required high school classes that high school students have to take in order to attend a public university in Washington. If you're going to be a freshman or high school student at EWU, here's the list of classes you need to take in high school.


Credits Subject
4 English
3 Social sciences
2 Laboratory science (one credit algebra-based)
2 World language (ASL accepted)
1 Fine art (may be replaced by one credit from any other category)
3 Mathematics including algebra I, algebra II and geometry*

* Be sure to take a math-based quantitative course in your senior year. Acceptable courses include algebra I, algebra II, geometry, pre-calculus and above, math analysis, statistics, applied math, appropriate career and technical courses, or an algebra-based science course such as chemistry or physics. If you take and pass pre-calculus, math analysis or calculus prior to your senior year, you’re exempt from this requirement.

Running Start students have to meet CADR requirements, too.

ACT or SAT Test Scores


You can take either the ACT (without writing) or SAT test. Have your scores sent directly to EWU Admissions by the test company or your school’s college counselor. We can’t accept photocopies, digital scans or pictures of test scores.

We use these scores in the scholarship selection process and as a placement tool for English courses.

We also use test scores to better understand your academic capabilities and potential for success as a scholar, especially if your GPA is low or if you didn’t complete the CADRs.

Transferring College Credits


If you already have college credit, your college transcripts will be evaluated after you’re admitted. EWU will determine how your classes transfer and what classes you can take next.

If you were an EWU Running Start student, all of your EWU Running Start credits will transfer directly. To gain a better understanding of what college credits may transfer to EWU, you’ll want to explore the Eastern Transfer Guide.

EWU’s Non-discrimination Policy


Eastern Washington University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.