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 from the college.
  • Even though many schools continue to accept applications after their deadline, those applications risk less financial aid or not being accepted.
High School Transcript: (All or if transferring less than 45 quarter credits or 30 semester hours) Transcripts from every college attended Resume separate from application form Essays (may include Common App supplement) Sample of analytical writing Recommendation/
Professor report/
Registrar's clearance - good standing Placement assessment List of current courses enrolled in
Gonzaga University <45/quarter or 30 semester x x 1   x x x   x
Heritage University All applicants x             x  
Pacific Lutheran University All applicants x   x   x 2 x   x + midterm report
Saint Martin's University <45/quarter or 30 semester x   x           x
Seattle Pacific University <45/quarter or 30 semester x   1   x 1      
Seattle University <45/quarter or 30 semester x   2   x   x   x
University of Puget Sound <45/quarter or 30 semester x   2   x 1 x   x
Walla Walla University All applicants x       1 (3 for nursing) 2      
Whitman College All applicants x   2 1 marked paper from current school 1 - 3 1 x   x
Whitworth University <45 quarter or 30 semester x   2   1 reference or 1 professors eval or letter of reference x    
Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington