Admitted Additional Bachelors Student Checklist

Welcome to the next steps for admitted Additional Bachelors Students! Please go through the following checklist as you prepare to enroll at Western.

Activate Your MyWestern Account
  • You will receive an email with instructions on Activating your MyWestern account using your student ID as your username. 
  • Once activated, reset your password at www.western.edu/password.
  • MyWestern is where you view financial aid information, DegreeWorks, class registration dates and much more.
Credit Transferability
  • Transfer credit evaluations take place 1-2 weeks after you are accepted. You will receive an email notifying you that your evaluation has been completed and is now posted to your DegreeWorks profile. 
  • For questions on the Transfer Credit Evaluation process, contact the Registrar's Office at 970.943.7003 or registrar@western.edu.
 Apply for Financial Aid
  • Beginning October 1, 2017, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Western’s school code is 001372.
    • Priority deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is March 1, 2018
  • Check the status of your financial aid and scholarships and accept/modify/decline student loans through your MyWestern Account. Financial Aid awards will be available beginning:
    • Fall 2018 Admits: Mid-March, 2018
  • Visit Western's Financial Aid page for additional resources.
Confirm Your Enrollment
  • Once you’ve made your decision to attend Western, you may submit your $200 tuition deposit. You will need to submit your deposit before you can register for classes. You can submit your deposit through your MyWestern account. You can also pay your deposit by check or credit card with the Cashier's Office at 970.943.3003. 
    • ​​Note: Tuition deposits are non-refundable and only necessary for your first semester at Western. 
Register For Classes
  • Once your tuition deposit is received and your transfer credit evaluation is completed, new students are required to complete the New Student Registration survey at www.western.edu/registration.
    • Spring 2018 Admits: Survey available November 6, 2017
    • Fall 2018 Admits: Survey available May 1, 2018
  • For questions on class registration, contact the Academic Resource Center at 970.943.7056 or arc@western.edu.
 Send Immunization and Selective Service Records
  • Colorado law requires all students to show proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. At a minimum, students must have completed the first MMR immunization before classes begin. Medical and religious exemptions are allowed. Students who plan to reside in on-campus housing may also want to consider receiving the meningococcal vaccine. If you live on-campus, proof of meningococcal vaccine or waiver is required. 
  • These forms are sent to you in a Welcome email after you are registered for classes. You can also find the forms on the Student Affairs webpage. Forms can be faxed to 970.943.2254, emailed to lbecker@western.edu, or mailed to the address below with Attn: Student Affairs. 
  • For questions about these documents, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 970.943.2011 or student.vps@western.edu
Submit Your Final Official College Transcripts
  • You must send your final, official college transcript(s) to the Admissions Office so a final transfer credit evaluation can be completed.
Get Your Books
  • Sign up for the Books-To-Go Program at bookstore.western.edu or pick up all your books during your first week of classes at Western's Bookstore located in the University Center.
  • For questions on textbooks, contact the Bookstore at 970.943.2156.
Pay Your Tuition Bill
  • You will receive a paper billing statement by mail.
    • Adding or dropping classes may affect your account balance. Check your current account balance through your MyWestern Account one business day after making any changes.
  • Payment is due in full on or before the first day of classes, unless you set up a W-Pay Payment Plan.
  • For questions on your billing statement, contact the Cashier’s Office at 970.943.3003 or cashier@western.edu.

Important Phone Numbers

OfficePhone #
Academic Resource Center(970) 943-7056
Admissions Office(970) 943-2119
Cashier’s Office(970) 943-3003
Financial Aid(970) 943-3085
IT Services(970) 943-3333
Orientation Office(970) 943-2469
Residence Life Office(970) 943-2101
Student Affairs Office(970) 943-2011
Please direct all mailed items to the appropriate office at:
Western State Colorado University 
600 N. Adams St.
Gunnison, CO 81231