Carl Garner2020-11-02T17:12:42-08:00November 2nd, 2020|
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First, we have an application workshop on November 10th. Up until now, I have only had 5 students register for the event. In order for them to get the Zoom link that gets them into the meeting, they need to fill out the registration form. The link for that is: https://wou-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcO2sqjspHdFRTcC1zSx0bMLY41MAVaHqStudents will just be filling out the application and submitting it. We have changed our policy to allow for self reported GPA, so for now we don’t even need a transcript for most students. Students that are below a 3.0 will still need to submit their transcript for a decision. We are not requiring SAT/ACTs, so we might also have to ask some students for letters of recommendation or personal statements before they can get a decision.
Second, we have our Fall Preview Day coming up on November 14. This year, we have a scholarship that is linked to a student attending one of our Preview Days. Students can register online at https://network.wou.edu/portal/campus_visit. It is important to remember that this is a virtual event.
Finally, we have made some changes to our admissions policy. I mentioned it briefly above, but we are no longer requiring that most students submit a transcript with their application to get a decision. Students who are still below a 3.0 will need to submit one, and supporting documentation may be asked for, but we hope this will speed up the process for many. When the student fills out the application we are asking that they put their self-reported GPA in the High School section. We will eventually need to get a transcript from all students, but they have until February 1 to get one to us.
In addition to admitting students based on self-reported GPAs, we are also not requiring an application fee for this year. All students get the fee waived.
We will also not be requiring an SAT/ACT for any student to apply. Even if their GPA is below our requirement, we will ask for other items besides their test scores.