Although the 2020-21 school year looks a little different than those of the past, prospective WOU students and their parents can still attend a plethora of great events hosted by WOU’s Admissions Office. All events will be held virtually over Zoom, and registration is required for the events. Here’s some great upcoming events to check out!
Application Workshop: November 6, 2020 and December 4, 2020, morning and afternoon sessions available
Prospective students are welcome to attend WOU’s virtual Application Workshop, where Admissions counselors will assist students with their fall 2021 application. There will be two sessions for students to choose from: morning (10-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30-3 p.m.) Here is the link for registering for this event.
Fall Preview Day: November 14, 2020
On November 14, prospective students and their families can attend Fall Preview Day, which will include presentations from academic departments and student services, a panel consisting of current WOU students, tours of campus, and an application workshop. If you’re interested in attending, here is the registration link.
Winter Preview Day will be held on February 6, 2021.
WOU also has several upcoming virtual Saturday visits, including October 24, November 7, and December 5, 2020. During these visits, there will be an admissions information session, a tour of campus, and an application workshop.
In addition, prospective students are eligible for the WOU award, which is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship available for both incoming freshmen and transfer students. There are a few requirements to ensure eligibility for the award. Here are the steps to meet:
- Apply for admission by February 1, 2021
- Submit FAFSA by February 1, 2021
- Submit General Scholarship Application by March 1, 2021
- Attend Fall Preview Day (November 14, 2020) or Winter Preview Day (February 6, 2021)
WOU does have a free remission cap of $6,000 for freshmen and transfer students, meaning students may not be eligible for the reward if they reach the $6,000 cap with other WOU fee remissions.
In-person tours have resumed on weekdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. One student and a total of four family members or guests are allowed to accompany the student on the tour. Admissions highly recommends that students schedule their tour a minimum of five days prior to their preferred tour date.
On Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., Admissions hosts a virtual tour through Facebook Live, and students can submit questions to be answered by the student Ambassador team during the live tour. Students and school groups can also reach out to the Campus Visitation Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-838-8227) to schedule a VIP tour (with advance notice).
If you’re interested in getting into contact with an admissions counselor, students can reach out to counselors “by telephone (838-8211), email (wolfgram@wou), text chat (Library chat), and text message Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.” As well, students can schedule a virtual appointment by visiting the counseling staff page. The counseling staff will also be scheduling virtual events with high schools, and WOU will also be present at upcoming fall college fairs.
In response to COVID-19, WOU’s admissions policy has been updated. There is no longer an application fee, and students can self-report their cumulative GPA: “Admission will be based upon a student’s self-reported cumulative grade point average and their high school courses.” Transfer students are asked to provide cumulative GPAs for each college or university attended. WOU does not require SAT/ACT scores for freshman admission. For more information about visiting and/or applying to WOU, feel free to check out the Admissions Office website.