Transferring to Eastern

Eastern Washington University is a top transfer location for community college students to further their academic dreams.

Transferring to EWU

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If you’ve earned any college credits after graduating high school, you’re a transfer student. Complete the online admission application and pay the $60 application fee.

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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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Program Requirements

The BFA in studio art has a special application:

  • Complete the special bachelor of fine arts in studio art application in the spring of your junior year.
  • Complete your portfolio by the time you apply to the program.

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. See the Dental Hygiene Program webpages for details and deadlines.
  • 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 programs at the School of Education 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 advisor before the start of Education 200.
  • Complete the special application by the quarterly deadline. The form is available from the education academic advisor.

Go to the music program’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 Aug. 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.

Application Deadlines

Winter 2024Spring 2024Fall 2024
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Priority Application Deadline*Feb. 1, 2023Feb. 1, 2023March 1, 2024
Final Application DeadlineDec. 26, 2023  March 18, 2024 Sept. 9, 2024       
FAFSA AvailableOct. 1, 2022Oct. 1, 2022Jan. 1, 2024
Priority FAFSA DateNANAJune 1, 2024
Scholarship Application AvailableNANANov. 1, 2023
Scholarship Application DeadlineNANAFeb. 1, 2024


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