Transferring to Western

Western’s welcoming environment and close-knit community make transferring simple. If you have taken college courses after high school and have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale you are eligible to apply to Western as a transfer student.

Why Transfer to Western?

Finding the right place to start your future is vital. Western makes it easy to transfer from another college, university, or community college. Also, Western offers nearly 400 scholarships, tuition discount programs, and the third-lowest tuition in the state of Colorado. Take advantage of smaller class sizes, supportive and engaging faculty, and hands-on education in a beautiful environment. 


Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

  1. Complete and submit Western’s Online Application
  2. Submit the $30 application fee (can be paid online with the online application).
  3. Submit official transcripts from each college attended; send directly to Western
  4. Students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours* of college credit are required to submit official high school transcripts, and ACT/SAT test scores.

*Duel enrollment, concurrent enrollment, AP/IB credits taken during high school are not counted in this total.

Optional (If you feel your application may need extra support):

  • An admissions essay
  • A personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A resume
  • An interview (if required by department)

Send materials to:

Western State Colorado University
Admissions Office
600 N. Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231
Fax: (970) 943-2363

Application Deadlines 

Western is on a rolling admission cycle. We accept applications throughout the year until our class is full; however we recommend that high school seniors and transfer students apply before the following dates for maximum scholarship consideration.

  • June 1, 2016 for Fall 2016 applicants
  • December 1, 2015 for Spring 2016 applicants

How to Apply 

First-Time Applicants: You will need to register for a username and password.  A username and password will allow you to stop and resume completion of your application without losing any information already provided.  
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Returning Applicants: You can access your application if you already have a username and password. 
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Second-Time Applicants:  Students who have already submitted an application to Western will need to create a new username and password using a different email address than the email address used in the first application.
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Application Status

Typically, you will receive your admission decision three-four weeks after we have received all of your application materials.  Contact your admissions counselor for additional information. The transfer evaluation takes three-four weeks after being admitted to Western.

Confirming Your Enrollment 

Once you’ve made your decision to attend Western, you may confirm your enrollment and reserve your spot in the in-coming class by submitting your $200 tuition deposit. You will need to submit your deposit before you can register for classes.

You can submit your deposit by check or by credit card by contacting the cashier's office at (970) 943-3003.

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