Policies

Returning Students

Returning Student Application

This application is required to determine eligibility for registration and activate your student record if you were not enrolled the previous quarter. Early application allows timely access to registration information. We strongly encourage filing of the Returning Student Application at least one week before registration begins.

Leaves of Absence

Students who cannot register for consecutive quarters should apprise their program adviser or coordinator of their impending absence. Students do not need to officially notify the Graduate School of their absence.

Students should note that the quarter(s) they are not enrolled still count towards the five year limit on degree completion. Also, any outstanding K grades must still be cleared within a year or the K grade reverts to a Z.

Please contact the Financial Aid office for deadlines and procedures if you are applying for financial aid.

If you have questions, contact your graduate program adviser or the Graduate School.

Transfer Credit Request

Transfer Credit Request

Complete the form online, print, and submit to your adviser for signature.

Coursework taken prior to formal admission to a WWU master's degree program, whether at Western or another institution, can be considered for transfer credit if the criteria listed below are met.

Credit taken at another institution, concurrent with graduate status in a WWU master's degree program, can also be considered for transfer credit if the criteria listed below are met. (Such coursework should be approved in advance of registration to prevent any misunderstanding or false expectations.)

Criteria

  • A limit of nine quarter (six semester) credits
  • Graded with a B, 3.0, or better
  • Taken no more than three years prior to the student's quarter of admission
  • And meet all other stated program and Graduate School requirements
  • The Transfer Credit Request is submitted by the graduate program adviser and student for approval by the Graduate School

Only certain continuing education courses from WWU can be applied toward a WWU master's degree. Such courses must meet the requirements and conditions expected of regular, approved graduate courses offered by the University. Approval of the courses must be obtained from the program adviser and the Graduate School (properly signed off on the student's Plan of Study).

No credit is given for correspondence courses. No credit is allowed by challenge examination or performance.

If you have questions, contact your graduate program adviser or the Graduate School.

Page Updated 10.14.2013