Priority Application Deadline Extended for Undergrads

February 10, 2021 By David Meany
photo: summer campus flyover

With the understanding that students and families may need more time to consider their college options during the pandemic, Eastern Washington University is extending the undergraduate admissions priority deadline a full month.

Prospective students who have not yet completed the admissions application process will now have until March 1.

The move aligns with Eastern’s Max Flex approach to the pandemic, and allows incoming freshman to maximize EWU scholarship and financial aid options. The application window will benefit students in many ways:

  • Student who meet the March 1 deadline will be considered for automatic scholarships that are renewable and range from $1,000 -$14,000.
  • The extension gives students more time to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA or WASFA. Students who apply to the university and complete the FAFSA or WASFA by March 1 will receive priority consideration for EWU financial aid.
  • It also provides more time to complete the EWU Scholarship Application. Completing the scholarship application by March 1 will ensure students are maximizing their opportunities for EWU scholarships.

Jens Larson, associate vice president for Enrollment Management, points out the extension will ensure students experience less stress as they navigate the application process during this difficult time.

“We are responding in a way that best serves our students and our region,” says Larson. “Students, families, and counselors told us college planning was harder this year. It was harder to plan for college costs with all the employment, income and housing impacts of COVID. EWU doesn’t want deadlines to become another barrier to students.”

Please visit ewu.edu/apply for full details on the new deadline for priority admission.