Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Review the Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete the application requirements in time to apply for your preferred term of entry.

International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the requirements as outlined. Additionally, you will be required to pursue full-time studies. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 forms, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Step 2: Preparing and Submitting your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application, and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the instruction page and checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questionsto help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Completion of prerequisite courses as outlined

A Bachelors Degree – From a Regionally Accredited Institution (preferred)

  • Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis provided you have completed at least 90 semester hours at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college or university. Thirty (30) units must consist of upper division coursework (i.e., junior, senior level courses)
  • Advanced placement, CLEP examination or credit for experiential learning is not accepted

Submit Foreign Coursework to an Approved Evaluation Service – If Applicable

  • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation

Minimum Required GPA

  • Undergraduate: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Proof of Scholarly Writing Ability

  • Demonstrated through your Statement of Purpose. Your writing will be evaluated for content and conceptualization, logical organization of your thoughts and ideas, structure, spelling, and grammar.

Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation must be from academic or professional affiliates.

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – If Required 
The TOEFL or IELTS is required for all applicants submitting coursework from foreign schools.

TOEFL

  • Official scores must be submitted at the time of application
  • TOEFL scores are valid for two years

​IELTS

  • Official scores must be submitted at the time of application
  • IELTS scores are valid for two years

Exceptions:

The TOEFL/IELTS exam will be waived for permanent and temporary residents of the United States who have completed at least six semester units of College English/English Composition from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a foreign country whose native language is English (e.g., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the British West Indies).

Application Process

Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Review the Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete the application requirements in time to apply for your preferred term of entry.

International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the requirements as outlined. Additionally, you will be required to pursue full-time studies. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 forms, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Step 2: Preparing and Submitting your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application, and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the instruction page and checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questionsto help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Application Requirements
Completion of prerequisite courses as outlined

A Bachelors Degree – From a Regionally Accredited Institution (preferred)

  • Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis provided you have completed at least 90 semester hours at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college or university. Thirty (30) units must consist of upper division coursework (i.e., junior, senior level courses)
  • Advanced placement, CLEP examination or credit for experiential learning is not accepted

Submit Foreign Coursework to an Approved Evaluation Service – If Applicable

  • All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation

Minimum Required GPA

  • Undergraduate: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Proof of Scholarly Writing Ability

  • Demonstrated through your Statement of Purpose. Your writing will be evaluated for content and conceptualization, logical organization of your thoughts and ideas, structure, spelling, and grammar.

Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation must be from academic or professional affiliates.

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – If Required 
The TOEFL or IELTS is required for all applicants submitting coursework from foreign schools.

TOEFL

  • Official scores must be submitted at the time of application
  • TOEFL scores are valid for two years

​IELTS

  • Official scores must be submitted at the time of application
  • IELTS scores are valid for two years

Exceptions:

The TOEFL/IELTS exam will be waived for permanent and temporary residents of the United States who have completed at least six semester units of College English/English Composition from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a foreign country whose native language is English (e.g., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the British West Indies).