Non-Degree-Seeking Applicants

The Non-Degree Seeking Application is for students that wish to take courses at Western without earning a degree. 

Items to Consider before Applying as Non-Degree

  1. NOLS, Outward Bound and any other outdoor/wilderness education program goes through the Extended Studies department. Please visit their website for details on these programs.
  2. Non-Degree students can not receive financial aid or merit scholarships
  3. If you wish to seek a degree at Western for a different academic term, you must re-apply as a degree-seeking student
  4. Only 12 credits earned as a Non-Degree can be used toward a degree at Western

Please call the Admissions Office if you have any questions about whether the Non-Degree application is right for you. 

Application Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students

  1. Complete Western’s Online Application 
  2. Submit the $30 application fee

Please submit any other application materials to:

Western State Colorado University
Admissions Office
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231
Fax: (970) 943-2363
Phone: (970) 943-2119

Application Deadlines 

Western is on a rolling admission cycle. We accept applications throughout the year until our class is full; however we recommend that Non-Degree students apply before the following dates for maximum class availability.

  • November 1, 2018 for spring 2019 applicants
  • March 1, 2019 for Summer 2019 applicants
  • June 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 applicants

Application Status

You may check the status of your application anytime by using your self-service application portal.  Typically, you will receive your admission decision 1-2 weeks after we have received your application.  

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 and sign up for on-campus housing. You can submit your deposit by check or by credit card by contacting the cashier's office at (970) 943-3003.