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Admission Dates

Fall Quarter Program Admission Applications

  • The Priority application due date for Fall applications is March 1 for Bellingham, Everett, and Distance-Learning Programs. Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis. If you miss the deadline, please check with program staff about turning in an application.

Application Instructions:

  • To apply to Everett or Distance Learning Human Services, complete the Human Services application embedded in the online WWU application (look for Location Programs)
  • To apply to Bellingham Human Services, please complete and submit the Bellingham Human Services application,  If you are not a current WWU student, apply to the university simultaneously by submitting the WWU Application.  

For information about applying, please contact: 

Winter Quarter Program Admission Applications (Bellingham only*)

*The Everett and Online programs admit new students during fall quarter only.

Spring and Summer Quarters

  • There is no program admission for new students in spring or summer quarters.

Returning Human Services students may be accepted any quarter.  Please contact Human Services staff at the location you would like to attend before applying.  

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Incomplete applications are not considered!

  • Please follow all instructions thoroughly.
  • Attach all necessary documents and college transcripts.
  • You cannot edit or retrieve your application once you have submitted it!

Current WWU Students

  1. Submit a Human Services Program Application.
  2. After acceptance into the program, review prohibited convictions and complete a background check.

Returning (to WWU) Students

  1. Apply to Western Washington University 
    (Attach a personal statement explaining the reasons for leaving and returning to Western as well as an academic plan of study which outlines the courses to be taken).
  2. After acceptance into the program, review prohibited convictions and complete a background check.

Transfer Students (with a DTA from an accredited community college)

  1. Apply to the WWU campus you wish to attend: Bellingham, Distance, or Everett.
  2. Bellingham program applicants must also submit the Bellingham Human Services Application.
  3. After acceptance into the program, review prohibited convictions and complete a background check.