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Admission Dates - Applications for fall admission to the Human Services Program and Western Washington University must be submitted by July 6!

Fall Quarter Program Admission Applications:  Priority application due date is March 1 for Bellingham, Everett, and Distance-Learning Programs.  Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis, so if you miss the deadline, please check with program staff about turning in an application.
The Everett and Distance-Learning programs admit new students during fall quarter only.

Winter Quarter Program Admission Applications: Priority application due date is August 15 for the Bellingham Program ONLY.  Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis, so if you miss the deadline, please check with program staff about turning in an application.

Spring and Summer quarters there is no program admission.

** 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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Along with applying to the Human Services program, transfer students with a DTA from an accredited community college must also apply to Western Washington University.  Plan to apply to Human Services and WWU at the same time. Current WWU students need only submit the Human Services Program Application.

Apply to the WWU campus you want to attend

All Students must complete a Human Services Program Application

Bellingham - Use this WWU Application

Distance - Use this WWU Outreach & Continuing Education Application

Everett - Use this WWU Outreach & Continuing Education Application

Please follow the submission directions on your Western Washington University application.
You must apply to graduate at your Community College in order for your completed DTA to show on the transcript you send to WWU.

Returning to WWU and the Human Services Program?
Returning Students, any program site - Use this WWU Application.
All returning students should include 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.

Incomplete applications are not considered.
1. Human Services Program Application. Please read and follow all instructions thoroughly.  To complete your online application please make sure you have completed and attached your writing prompt document, and ALL of your unofficial college transcripts.  You will not be able to edit or retrieve your application once you have submitted it, so please make sure it is complete.

2. Once an applicant has been offered admission to the program he/she must initiate and successfully complete a background check.  Successful completion of the background check.   Applicants are responsible for this expense (approximately $55.00) and will be able to view their results online. In some rare instances, fingerprinting may be required ($0-$20).   Failure to successfully complete the background check process will result in the disruption, delay, and/or denial of the students' ability to continue in the major.  In the event questions arise about your background check results, you will be contacted by the program manager or department chair.

Applicants concerned about their personal history and whether or not it will disqualify them from being accepted to the program should review the Prohibited Convictions page and are encouraged to initiate a background check prior to applying to the program.