Complete and submit the online application. (If you are a returning student, please make sure to check our Readmission Policy.) Pay the $65 application fee and submit official copies of all required transcripts.
The $65.00 application fee is non-refundable. Send transcripts and other application materials to:
Western Carolina University
Office of Admissions
110 H.F. Robinson
Cullowhee, NC 28723
If you are sending your transcript via secure electronic transcript service, please
send it to email@example.com.
Submit Supplemental Application to the program, if required. Some programs do not require a separate application but instead just review your
official transcripts after they have been submitted to admissions to determine program
- Criminal Justice: Applications are now open for spring 2022. Please have both University and program application completed and accepted by November
15, 2020 to be considered for spring 2021. Completion Deadlines are November 15
for spring 2021 and June 1 for fall 2021. This means you must have been accepted by
the University by this date and have your program application in for CJ as well.
We would recommend having your University application submitted and transcripts sent
by October 15 2020 for spring 2020 and May 1, 2021 for fall 2020 admission to ensure
enough time to be accepted by these dates. No summer admission.
- Emergency Medical Care: Fall 2022 will open in September 2021. Fall admit only. Due January 15. As long as you have a University application in and
a program application in by January 15, you will be able to be reviewed. You can still
be working through the admissions office for this process as long as you have a supplemental
application on file.
- RN-BSN: The spring 2022 program application is now open. Completion Deadlines are September 10 for spring 2021 and March 15 for fall 2021.
This means you must have been accepted by the University by this date and have your
program application in for RN to BSN as well. We would recommend having your University
application submitted and transcripts sent by August 20 for spring 2021 and February 10
for fall 2021 admission to ensure enough time to be accepted by these dates. No summer
admission. The program does not make admissions decisions until after the deadline.
No summer admission.
- Birth to Kindergarten degree seeking, AIG, RALC and Alternative Licensure students: Birth to Kindergarten and Alternative Licensure are now CLOSED for fall 2021. The BK Degree Seeking students for spring 2022 will receive a link to the program
application starting in September 2021. There is currently no supplemental application for licensure only (have a bachelor's
adlready) students. If you are a licensure only student (not degree) you will need
to send verifcation of your bachelor's degree and copies of your unofficial transcripts
to Greg McLamb - firstname.lastname@example.org once you complete the University application. The programs' priority deadline are
March 20th and October 20th. If you are fully accepted to the University by the 15th
you will receive notification by the 20th. If not, you will have to wait till the
next monthly 15th-20th review cycle. This continues till the program is full.
Once University Admissions has all of your materials (supplemental applications go
to the program, not Admissions) they will make a decision and send you a letter notifying
you of your university admission decision. This is the end of stage one.
If you are accepted by the university, then your application materials and supplemental
application (if required, see above programs requiring supplemental applications)
will be reviewed by the program. This can take several days to several weeks, depending
on the program and your university admission date. Once a decision is made, you will
be notified via email and provided with an Intent to Enroll form. Follow the instructions
on the form and return the form as directed.
After you return your ITE, you will get one final email with all the instructions
you need to contact your advisor and prepare to register.
The timeline for completion of the application process varies for most programs. EMC
and RN-BSN generally takes 8-10 weeks from the deadline to begin sending out decisions,
but it could take longer depending on the number of applicants and available seats.
Most other programs take 1-3 weeks from the completion of stage one to making an offer
of admission to stage two. Again, this could take longer during peak enrollment periods.