Transfer Students

Finish What You Started

If you've earned more than 40 transferable college credits after high school, you're a transfer student. If you've earned fewer credits, you should apply as a freshman.


Apply Online

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


Submit Official Test Scores (if you have fewer than 40 credits)

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


Submit College Transcripts

Remember to include transcripts from any college or university you’ve attended.


Complete FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA Form. EWU’s FAFSA code is 003775.


Apply for Scholarships

Complete the EWU Scholarship Application.

Transferring Credits

You can transfer a total of 90 lower-division quarter credits toward your EWU bachelor’s degree. If you plan to transfer more than 90 credits, please speak with an advisor.

Application Deadlines: Winter 2020-Fall 2020

 Winter 2020Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020 (starts Sep. 25, 2020)
Application OpensApplyApplyApplyApply
Priority Application Deadline*Feb. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 2020Feb. 1, 2020
Final Application DeadlineDec. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 20202 weeks prior to start of termVaries
FAFSA AvailableOct. 1, 2018Oct. 1, 2018Oct. 1, 2019Oct. 1, 2019
Priority FAFSA DateFeb. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 2020Feb. 1, 2020
Scholarship Application AvailableNov. 1, 2018Nov. 1, 2018Nov. 1, 2019Nov. 1, 2019
Scholarship Application DeadlineFeb. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 2019Feb. 1, 2020Feb. 1, 2020

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

Program Requirements

The BFA in studio art has a special application:

Applications for the business program must be submitted by the 10th day of the quarter.

The communication disorders program starts in mid-August and ends in early May because it runs on a semester schedule instead of a quarter schedule.

Contact the computer science department’s academic advisors for more information.

The program is highly competitive. Only 36 students are admitted each year.

  • Complete the special application by February 15.
  • Contact dental hygiene department’s academic advisers.
  • Meet GPA and course requirements.
  • Complete special practicum, volunteer or observation requirements.
  • Successfully complete the interview and testing processes.

You can review all admissions requirements for the education program at the education program application website. Admission is offered each quarter, but you must meet the education program deadline for that quarter.

  • Meet admissions requirements (including GPA and prerequisites) before the start of Education 200, a required course for education majors. It’s also a prerequisite to many education courses.
  • Meet with an education academic adviser before the start of Education 200.
  • Complete the special application by the quarterly deadline. The form is available from the education academic adviser.

Go to the music department’s page to complete the special application. Schedule an audition and submit applications for special music scholarships.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Complete an in-person interview.
  • To start in the spring, be sure to complete the special application by early July, approximately nine months before the program begins.
  • To start in the fall, be sure to complete the special application by mid-December, approximately nine months before the program begins.

The program starts in the summer (around the third week in June), not in the fall.

  • Complete the special application by December 15.
  • Submit all official documents by January 1.

  • Complete the special application by August 1.
  • Submit a personal statement.
  • Submit at least two letters of reference.

Some programs have special application deadlines or additional application forms.

If you’re applying to one of these programs, first apply to EWU via EWU Admissions. Then submit all the materials required for admission to EWU. After you’ve applied to the university, apply for admission to your program.

This is not a full list of requirements for admission to any program or major. Nearly all programs at EWU have GPA and course requirements. Not all programs that have special applications may be listed. Program requirements are subject to change. Academic programs have lots of small print, so please review your program’s webpage to find out what additional, official requirements you have to meet.

Fewer Than 40 Credits?

If you have fewer than 40 transfer credits, you are still considered a freshman. You must meet the freshman admission requirements and have a 2.0 GPA in college-level coursework.

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Destination Eastern

This program helps transfer students save time and money. Currently, it's only available
for students at the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Personal Attention

Receive special advising to help you pick classes that transfer to EWU.

Hassle-free Credit Transfers

Get free EWU transcript evaluations every quarter.


Stay on track with career and degree planning.

The Joy of Saving Money

Finish your degree faster with smart degree planning.

Classes That Count

Take just the classes you need and want to earn your degree.

How the Program Works

  1. Apply to Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, or the Institute for Extended Learning.
  2. Enroll in classes at the community college.
  3. Apply to EWU using a special and shorter application.
  4. Confirm your admission to EWU after you earn 45 credits.
  5. Complete your degree at your community college and finish all of your bachelor’s degree prerequisites at the same time.
  6. Transfer your credits to EWU automatically.
  7. Register for classes and start at EWU as a junior.
Talk to your community college admissions office to reserve your spot in Destination Eastern.

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.