Western Oregon University has created a simple and advantageous process to help transfer students join the Wolves family.
The first step students interested in transferring to WOU should make is to attend WOU Transfer Student Day on Friday, Jan. 24. The free event for students and their guests begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. The schedule of events includes an Admissions presentation, application workshop, visits with admissions counselors, presentations by faculty and support services, and tours of campus.
WOU Director of Admissions Rob Findtner said the program includes an academic department resource fair, where students can meet with advisers and faculty from their intended major. Students who attend the program qualify for WOU’s $1,000 Campus Visit Award.
“Students will walk away from the program with a better understanding of WOU’s campus culture and how WOU supports transfer students,” Findtner said. The program include presentations that focus on students who are admitted to WOU as well as students who are planning to apply. The presentations will include next steps, how credits transfer to WOU and options for students holding an associate’s degree.
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of Transfer Day. To complete an application for admission, students are encouraged to submit an online application prior to the program; pay a $60 fee payment or deferral form and provide official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Findtner said the program also includes information sessions addressing topics such as financial aid, university housing, resources for veterans and the Student Enrichment Program (SEP). Students will be able to tour campus, have lunch and meet current students.
To learn more about transferring to WOU, visit Transfer Day.