Preparing for WWU
Your Countdown to Western checklist helps you keep track of your status in important areas such as whether or not transcripts have been received, on-campus housing status, and measles clearance for class registration. After your Transitions reservation has been processed, confirmation information can be accessed via the Countdown to Western website.
2. REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION: Submit Proof of Measles Immunity
Student Health Center
All new students are required to have two valid measles vaccinations or proof of measles (rubeola) immunity prior to registering for classes. Options for providing proof and additional information are available from the Student Health Center.
The SHC’s regular hours for SUMMER 2016 are: Monday – Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
If you need to get an MMR shot or have your blood drawn for a rubeola titer test, please call 360.650.3400 to schedule an appointment. You may FAX your measles records 24/7 to 360.650.3883 or 360.650.4580. If you have any questions, contact the SHC at 360.650.3400 or Student.Health@wwu.edu.
IMPORTANT! You will not be allowed to register for classes during Transitions if your measles vaccinations/immunity documentation has not been received prior to your registration appointment.
Academic Technology & User Services
In order to make a reservation for Transitions and to register for classes, you must have activated your Universal Account in advance. If you need assistance or if you have forgotten your password, contact Academic Technology User Services Help Desk at 360.650.3333 or online at www.helpdesk.wwu.edu. Please keep track of your username and password, and bring these with you to campus. You also will need to know your Social Security Number during the registration process.
4. Review Your Credit Evaluation and Transfer Equivalency Report
To receive instructions for generating your Transfer Equivalency Report (TER), you must first confirm your enrollment and activate your Universal Account. Instructions for accessing this credit evaluation will be emailed to you. We will make every effort to send this to you prior to your Transitions appointment in July.
Please send us your updated transcripts! Recommended by June 1: Submit winter quarter transcripts.
Submitting an updated official transcript will:
Required by July 15: Submit updated transcripts
Your TER will be updated once final transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions and prior to winter quarter registration. If you are earning your degree, please make sure your degree is posted on your final transcript.
What to bring to Transitions
Having this information will assist you with meeting prerequisites for courses and ensuring that you are not repeating coursework unnecessarily. Please visit the transfer section of the Admissions website for transfer credit guidelines and a list of course equivalencies for in-state courses.
5. Placement Test Opportunities
During Transitions, a Math Placement Test is offered twice (7:30am and 1:30pm) and the Management Information Systems (MIS) 220 Equivalency Exam is offered once (7:30am). Please refer to the schedule section of the website for more information.
For the MIS 220 exam, you will need photo ID; there is no fee for this exam. For the Math Placement Test, you will need photo ID and a #2 pencil; there is a $35 fee that will be billed to the student’s account after the test.
Additionally, a Spanish Placement Test will be offered. If you are planning to take Spanish in fall quarter, you should take the exam. If you are planning to take Spanish, but not in the fall, do not take the exam during Transitions as you will be asked to retake it again later. The Spanish Placement Test is a 30-minute test. There is an anticipated fee for this test; the amount has not yet been confirmed. We will update the Schedule section, FAQ #17 about the SPT and other areas of the website as soon as it is confirmed.
6. Explore Online Academic Advising & Class Registration Tools
Get started with your academic planning by exploring online academic advising and registration tools. If you have any questions about using these resources, please call the Academic Advising Center at 360.650.3850. Please note that your first opportunity to meet in person with an advisor will be at Transitions in July.
Transfer Student Advising: We encourage you to also visit the Transfer Student Advising website on the Academic Advising Center’s website before registering for classes to review additional resources and information.
To determine the availability of a department at Transitions, contact the department before spring quarter classes end on June 10th. You will need to provide a copy of your current transcripts and any in-progress courses for departmental advising.
Extension Students: Please refer to your program/site to confirm registration and schedule details: Extension Student/Site Resources.
7. Visit the Online Transfer Resource Center
The Transfer Resource Center is an online resource center for students looking to transfer, or who recently have transferred, to Western to continue their educational experience and career. This site is designed to help you better understand Western's admission and transfer process, academic requirements and expectations, student resources and programs, campus environment and community involvement.
You may also want to visit the Transfer Student Advising section of the Academic Advising Center’s website before registering for classes to review additional resources and information.
8. Explore Housing Options
On Campus Housing: