Project Opportunity: Access to Washington's Colleges'

“Each time I volunteer, I discover more about myself and what is important, the needs I can fill and the amazing people we have here in the Tacoma area.”

— Penny Beckwith
Pacific Luthern


Application Components

  • This matrix shows the materials you will need to apply to independent colleges in Washington.
  • Remember to turn your application in by the date suggested by the college.
  • Even though many schools continue to accept applications after their deadline, those applications risk less financial aid or not being accepted.
Gonzaga University Heritage University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin's University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound Walla Walla University Whitman College Whitworth University
SAT or ACT x x x x x x x x recommended
College assessment/exam x
HS Transcript x x x x x x x x x x
Resume x x
Essay x x x x x x x x
Number of Letters of Recommendation 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1
Counselor Report x x x x x x
Accepts Common App x x x x x x x
Common App. Supplement x x x x x
Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington