Admission Procedures

(U.S. and Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents)

APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FEE. Applications must be completed entirely, to begin the admissions process. Applications may also be submitted on-line at A non-refundable $40 (U.S.) application fee is required and should be submitted at the time of application. School of Nursing transfer students are required to complete a general WWU application and a School of Nursing application as part of the admissions process

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Request official transcripts from each institution attended and have them sent directly to the Marketing and Enrollment Services Office of Walla Walla University. Failure to indicate at the time of application that work has been taken at other institutions invalidates the admission process. Undergraduate students must have on file with the University either high school transcripts, GED scores or a letter verifying date of graduation/GED scores from administering institution in order to enroll. Students who complete a GED are also required to submit official transcripts of all high school work completed. Transfer students who are entering WWU are not required to supply an official high school transcript if they have junior or senior level status. Students already holding a baccalaureate degree are not required to submit high school transcripts. Should transcripts not be received in the time-frame described under the section Registration Without Official Transcripts, student status and financial aid at Walla Walla University may be affected. International transcripts will be evaluated in conjunction with published guidelines for each country.

Academic records become the property of the University and may be released intra-campus for purposes of academic advisement/evaluation/administration as deemed necessary. Copies or originals of admission documents cannot be released to the applicant. Transcripts, applications and other credentials submitted for admission will be destroyed after two years if the applicant does not enroll.

UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION. ACT (American College Testing Program) and/or SAT test scores are required of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 quarter credits (unless they have been out of high school for five or more years). The ACT Test may be taken upon arrival at WWU. Students without these test scores will be provisionally registered (provided other criteria are met) until they have taken the ACT during a regularly scheduled on-campus test date the first quarter in residence. Please Note: To ensure academic success, English screening of all applicants is a part of the registration process unless the student has previous satisfactory ACT results.

All Seventh-day Adventist senior academies in the North Pacific Union Conference are non-Saturday testing centers for ACT. Students not enrolled at these high schools are invited to write or telephone the guidance counselor or principal at the academy of their choice to obtain information regarding participation in the ACT non-Saturday testing program.

PERSONAL REFERENCES. Request one individual, who knows your academic qualities well and is not related to you, to complete a reference form on your behalf. A possible reference may come from your academic adviser, guidance counselor, teacher/professor, or school administrator. The School of Nursing program requires three completed recommendation forms. Students who have been academically dismissed or have been on academic probation and students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony will be required to submit three completed recommendation forms. A person recommending you may submit an Online Reference at

Transfer students must be in good and regular standing from the institution most recently attended when transferring to Walla Walla University. A letter of reference is requested from the most recently attended institution. Additional forms are available online at

TOEFL TEST REQUIREMENT. If English is not their first language, students will demonstrate the ability to pursue studies in the English language by passing the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The following TOEFL scores are required for entry into Walla Walla University:

A score of 79 or higher on the internet-based exam.

A score of 213 or higher on the computer-based exam.

A score of 550 or higher on the written exam

In addition to the English proficiency test, students will be evaluated after arrival at Walla Walla University for appropriate placement in English.

Students who supply TOEFL scores and whose first language is not English who are transferring from an English medium secondary school, are required to take Walla Walla University's English Placement Test, which includes a writing sample. If students do not qualify for College Writing courses, they will be placed in an appropriate reading and/or writing class before entering ENGL 121.

LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE. After the applicants' transcripts and references have been received and approved by the Marketing and Enrollment Office, prompt notification of acceptance is sent. Applicants should not consider themselves accepted (and should not plan to reside or work on campus) until official notification of acceptance is received. Applicants may check on the status of their application by calling (509) 527-2327, (800) 541-8900.


  • If you are enrolling for six or more credit hours, a $200 non-refundable enrollment fee will hold your spot at WWU. Payment of this fee allows us to confirm your WWU housing arrangements and allows you to register and be placed in classes.
  • A $100 rebate will be applied to your school bill when you enroll at WWU if your fee is paid according to these deadlines:
    • Autumn enrollment - received by April 30th preceding the Autumn term.
    • Winter/Spring/Summer enrollment = received two weeks before the first day of classes for the respective quarter.
  • Students who do not pay the enrollment fee by the above deadlines will lose their placement in classes and will not be allowed to enroll until the fee is paid.

MEDICAL INFORMATION. The Campus Health and Wellness office is directed by a registered nurse practitioner. Students are required to complete an insurance form and a Personal Health Assessment record, inclusive of immunization status. Forms are available from Campus Health and Wellness or on-line at

Immunization documentation required for admission includes: (a) tetanus-diphtheria (DT or Td) booster within the past 9 years; and (b) two measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines. Also recommended are 4 or more oral polio vaccines (OPV). MMR and Td are available for a fee through Campus Health and Wellness.