Bremerton Admission


Two Olympic College Pathways to the WWU Early Childhood Education program are:

  1. If you have, or are working towards, an Olympic College AAS-T in ECE, complete the remaining Olympic College requirements for the DTA.
  2. If you have, or a working towards, an Olympic College DTA, see the Olympic College Early Childhood Education Director, Gayle Julian, for advising (SBC103, 360.475.7289).

Application Requirements - Bremerton

Note: For safety reasons, particular courses in this program have received authorization to require that all students registered in the identified courses must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Unvaccinated students may need to arrange accommodations.

Admission to Western Washington University and the Woodring College of Education's Early Childhood Education program are both required before a student may begin taking courses in this program, unless prior arrangements have been made. Requirements include:

  • Completion of a transferable Associate of Arts Degree (DTA) or an AAS-T in ECE degree (plus approximately 20 more general education credits to satisfy DTA requirements) from a Washington State community college will satisfy all WWU's General University Requirements.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher overall or for the last 45 quarter credits or 30 semester credits.
  • Meeting the West-B basic skills requirement. P-3 option only. Students seeking a non-certification degree do not need to meet this requirement.
    This may be met by:
    • passing the West-B exam,
    • SAT minimum scores,
    • ACT minimum scores.


Retention also requires maintenance of a 2.75 quarterly GPA for each quarter. The State of Washington requires students to earn a "C" or better in all endorsement courses and WWU extends this requirement to all professional education courses.

How To Submit an Application​ - Bremerton

  1. Priority application due date: March 1, but applications accepted through June, for fall quarter admission. The program only admits once per year, in the fall.
  2. Submit your University and Program application. Instructions for submitting completed applications can be found on the application.  


Contact ECE Program Coordinator, Lilla Bodo.