Project Opportunity: Access to Washington's Colleges'

“Majoring in engineering and playing basketball were my first two priorities when I was looking for a college to attend. Saint Martin's had everything I was looking for.”

— Whitney Lynn Golob
Saint Martin's University


 

Application Dates

  • Application dates are very important.
  • Keep ahead of them.
  • You don't want to rush through an application and turn in something that doesn't represent you well.
  • Plan out your application process, give yourself time to get all the work done in a relaxed and orderly fashion.

Admission to Private Colleges for Freshmen starting in Fall 2015

All require an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, and supplemental materials as indicated.

All requirements are provided as a reference and are subject to change.
Students must confirm application and admissions requirements prior to submission.

College/University

Application Fee, Freshman

Application  Deadline

Financial Aid Deadline and other information

Gonzaga University
E. 502 Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99858
509.328.4220 / 800.322.2584
www.gonzaga.edu

$50.00

February 1

Early Action: November 15

Common Application, essay, recommendations required. If applying for financial aid, FAFSA deadline is February 1.
admissions@gonzaga.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is February 1

Heritage University
3240 Fort Road
Toppenish, WA 98948
Admissions 509.865.8508
www.heritage.edu

No application fee

Rolling admissions

Priority: April 15

Test scores may be waived.
Financial Aid: CSS and FAFSA
admissions@heritage.edu
Financial Aid Deadline:Priority is February 1

Pacific Lutheran University
Office of Admission
Tacoma, WA 98447
800.274.6758 www.plu.edu

$40.00,
No application fee for online applications

Rolling Admissions
Priority Review Dates: Oct 15, Nov 15, Dec 15, Jan 15

Common Application/ PLU Online Application, essay and recommendation required. Application deadline for Presidential  Scholarship is December 1st
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is January 31

Saint Martin’s University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
360.438.4596 www.stmartin.edu

No application fee

Rolling Admissions Priority Review Dates: Nov 1, Dec 1, Feb 1, March 1.

Common Application, official and sealed transcript and test scores, essay, school report and recommendation required.
admissions@stmartin.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is March 1

Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
800.366.3344 www.spu.edu

$50.00

February 1

Early Action:
November 15

Common Application, essays, and recommendations required. Interview encouraged. admissions@spu.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is February 1 (January 1 to be considered for the SPU Scholar full tuition award)

Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
206.220-8040 www.seattleu.edu

$55.00

January 15

Early Action: November 15

Common Application, essay/personal statement, one teacher and counselor recommendations required. Admission after January 15 on space-available basis. November 15 deadline for Sullivan Leadership Award (U.S. citizens and AK,  AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV,  NM, OR, UT or WA resident). admissions@seattleu.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is February 1

University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
Admissions 253.879.3211
www.pugetsound.edu

$50.00

January 15

Early Decision I: November 15
Early Decision II: January 2

Common Application, secondary school report (counselor) and teacher recommendation(s).
Financial Aid: FAFSA (Early Decision I: FAFSA and CSS)
admission@pugetsound.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is February 1

Walla Walla University
204 S. College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324
509.527.2615
www.wallawalla.edu

$40.00

Rolling admissions

Online application. Letter of recommendation required. ACT or SAT scores are used for academic placement and administered during orientation if not taken before.  info@wallawalla.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is April 30

Whitman College
(use this address for all mailings)
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509.527.5176 / 877.462.9448
www.whitman.edu

$50.00

January 15

Early Decision I: November 15

Early Decision II: January 1

Common Application, essays, recommendations.
Financial Aid: CSS and FAFSA
admission@whitman.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is February 1

Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
509.777.4283 / 800.533.4668
www.whitworth.edu

None

March 1

Early Action:
November 30

SAT/ACT optional for admissions; SAT or ACT still needed for some academic scholarship consideration.
admissions@whitworth.edu
Financial Aid Deadline: Priority is March 1

Application Fee Waivers: Most schools have fee waivers, available through the admissions office.

Applicants with Disabilities: For accommodations in the application process, contact each institution or the Washington State
Relay Service TTY at 800.833.6388.

Test Scores (SAT or ACT): Test scores are official if they are sent directly from the testing agency to the institution or sent directly from the high school (handwritten scores are not acceptable).  To speed up processing of applications, applicants should, at the time they register for the SAT/ACT, request that their scores be sent directly to the institutions to which they plan to apply.

Transfer Applicants, Applicants Expecting to Participate in Athletic Programs, Running Start and College-in-the-High School Participants: Contact each institution for additional information.

Transcripts: The high school transcript must present the applicant’s record for grades 9-11 and may also reflect the 7th semester (first half of senior year). A transcript is official if it is sent directly by the high school to the college/university or sealed by the school and mailed or delivered by the applicant.  If the applicant opens the envelope, it is no longer official.

 

Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington