Steps to Enrollment
For questions about the graduate application process call (509) 527-2421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to apply.wallawalla.edu to create your application account.
Complete the online application, pay the $50 application fee, and submit your application. After you submit your application you will receive an email that acknowledges your submission and gives additional instructions.
Download the application PDF file, print and fill out the application, and pay the $50 application fee by mailing a check along with the application to the address listed at the bottom of this step.
After we receive your application, you will receive an email that acknowledges your submission and reminds you of the additional documents needed.
Three professional references are required. These individuals should be a recent volunteer supervisor, employer, professor or advisor. Applicants for Social Work are required to submit one reference from a previous field instructor. Members of your own family or personal friends are NOT appropriate references.
Fill out the online Reference Request Form being sure to indicate if you wish to waive your right to review the reference. It is important for the person writing the reference and for the Admissions Committee to know the decision you have made regarding this right to review.
After submitting the form, a request will be emailed to the three individuals that you have selected as references using the email addresses you provided. Reference forms will be automatically emailed to the Office of Graduate Studies when the person(s) completing the reference submits their form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that references complete their forms in a timely manner.
All graduate program applicants must complete the Graduate Studies Admission Essay.
Request a copy of your GRE scores to be sent to the address below (GRE scores are not requred for the MSW, MAT and MA-Media Ministry programs or applicants with a previous masters degree). Subject scores are required for some Biology applicants.
International applicants should contact the Office of Graduate Studies for additional application instructions and requirements.
Applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL exam.
Ask your current and previously attended colleges and universities to send your transcripts to this address:Office of Graduate Studies
For questions about getting access to myWWU call (509) 527-2317 or email email@example.com
MyWWU is the online entry portal for the apps you will use at WWU. Once you are admitted we will send you an email with details on how to activate your university email address and myWWU account.
Two commonly used apps at WWU are PeopleSoft and HighPoint. PeopleSoft has the most capabilities for managing your student information. It is designed for use on desktop computers.
HighPoint has fewer features, but is designed to use on mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. Financial Clearance and Registration Finalization can only be done in HighPoint.
For questions about financial aid call (800) 656-2315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Free Application for Federal Student aid, or FAFSA, is a federal aid form for grants and loans. Use the school code for Walla Walla University: 003799. To sign the form electronically, set up your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). This step is open to all U.S. citizens, permanent residents and residents of U.S. territories.
The government selects about 30 percent of FAFSA applications for verification. You will be required to submit documentation (such as signed tax papers, W2 forms, and a verification worksheet).
Complete the WWU financial aid application. Your myWWU account and password will be required.
WWU offers financial aid separate from federal programs. Canadian students are welcome to submit this application as well; WWU offers some financial aid to Canadian students.
Once you have completed the above, you will receive a financial aid packet from WWU which shows your complete aid (loans, grants, work study, etc.) and your payment plan. Review your plan with a financial aid counselor. If there are extenuating circumstances in your family finances that are not reflected on the FAFSA, please call a financial aid counselor.
You must be accepted to WWU before a financial aid award packet can be sent to you.
You will be notified to complete the promissory notes and entrance interviews for your student loans.
International and Canadian students do not need to fill out the FAFSA.
For questions about university housing options call (509) 527-2109 or email email@example.com.
If you wish to rent housing from WWU, submit an Application for WWU Owned Housing.
If you are planning to live in a house or apartment not owned by the university, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your housing plans.
For questions about enrolling in classes contact your advisor.
After logging into myWWU use the Enter Student Center drop-down menu to select either HighPoint > Dashboard or PeopleSoft > Student Center Classic. (For tablets and smart phones, HighPoint is better.)
You can add, swap, or drop classes using HighPoint or PeopleSoft. If you need assistance enrolling in classes contact the office of Graduate Studies.
For questions about health information, call the Adventist Health University Clinic at (509) 527-2425 or email email@example.com
All graduate international students taking more than 6 credits must be covered by a health insurance plan. Please make sure that you have coverage throughout your entire education at Walla Walla University.
For questions about financial clearance call (800) 656-2815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to sail smoothly through financial clearance, get your holds and to-do items done before starting financial clearance.
Complete any remaining items such as loan promissory notes, loan entrance interview or other financial aid forms.
Financial clearance for fall quarter normally opens in mid-August. For other quarters, financial clearance normally opens a few weeks before the start of the quarter. Watch for an email notification about the date for an opening of financial clearance.
Financial clearance can be done online through myWWU > HighPoint after you have completed your financial clearance holds. Use the Financial Clearance menu option in myWWU.
In myWWU > HighPoint select Registration Finalization in the Enrollment menu to start the registration finalization process.
You know you are finished with registration when you see the graphic of Jumping Einstein™. Once you have seen Jumping Einstein, it takes about 60 minutes for your ID card to be activated for charging at The Express and the University Bookstore.
Get your ID card at the Records Office. Your ID card will be activated for charging when you complete Registration Finalization — also known as Jumping Einstein.
If you are living in university housing, make your final housing arrangements with Village Housing.
After you are on campus and have received registration finalization for the term, register your vehicle with Campus Security.
After you have seen Jumping Einstein, purchase your books at the University Bookstore. Use the View quarter Textbooks link in myWWU > Student Center; the system will automatically populate the page with the textbooks that you need for the classes in which you are enrolled.
New students have a special time reserved for them to purchase textbooks from the University Bookstore during the week before fall quarter starts. Watch for announcements of the particular date.
Before the first day of classes, review the course syllabus for each of your classes. The course syllabus and homework information is available on Desire2Learn (D2L).
The Welcome Back Bash occurs on the Sunday evening before fall quarter classes start. You may check out all the various clubs and sign up online. You must have seen Jumping Einstein before you can sign up for clubs.
Graduate students automatically receive a $25 credit on their account when they sign up for one or more clubs. Limit of $25 per quarter.