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Online Next Steps

Confirming the offer of Admissions (required) 

If you haven't already, you will be receiving your Acceptance Information booklet. This booklet will guide you through the next steps in the enrollment process, which includes information on financial aid, advising, and registration for classes.

We encourage you to pay your non-refundable confirmation deposit as soon as possible. This is not an additional fee. The non-refundable confirmation deposit will be credited toward your first term tuition.

  1. Go to www.cwu.edu and click on MyCWU (upper right hand side of the web page).
  2. On the MyCWU log in page, click on the sign in link in the upper right hand side.
  3. On the Single Sign on Services page click on forget your password? Click here for assistance.
  4. On the MyCWU Login Help page, click on the Student Account Management link.
  5. Enter your CWU following information: (your Student ID and PIN information were given to you in your letter acknowledging the submission of you application)

   Your CWU Identification number (Student ID)
   Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
   Create a password.

  1. Click the Agree and Submit button.
  2. You will receive a message certifying that your password change was successful. Below the message, you will be given your username. Be Sure to write down your username and password as these are the two items you will need to log back into MyCWU.
  3. Go back to the MyCWU login page and click the Sign in button (upper right hand side), enter your Username and Password.

MyCWU will display your Admissions Toolbox where you can accept your offer of admissions by clicking on Accept Admissions and following steps given.  To watch a video tutorial with login instructions and to learn more about MyCWU please visit www.cwu.edu/admissions/mycwu-video. Once you are done, please remember to click on the EXIT button (upper right hand side) and completely click out of your browser.

If you have questions, please call the Office of Admissions at 509-963-1211.

If you have not done so already, please send your final transcripts. If you are currently enrolled at a high school or college, please send a final transcript after you have finished your final courses. If you do not send a final transcript you will not be able to register for future courses at CWU.


Participate in the Online Orientation

Click here to watch the series of short tutorials provided so that your transition into online learning at Central can be a smooth one!

You must apply for you major

Admittance into CWU is separate from your admission to your major, so please link here to find major information and applications. The CWU online catalog will serve as the basis for major, minor and program requirements for the academic year.

Meet with your academic advisor

Once you declare your online major, you will be assigned a faculty advisor that can help you make:

  • The transition to the university 
  • Develop an academic plan to earn your degree 
  • Connect with appropriate resources on campus 

For a list of all the online major and minor advisors click here.

First Term Registration

After you have spoken to your advisor, you may register for your online classes with the CWU Campus Solutions. To learn more about the CWU Campus Solution, please view the orientation tutorial videos by clicking here.

Apply for financial aid and scholarships (if applicable)

Financial Aid--Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15 for priority consideration for all sources of funds (however, federal aid remains available during the academic year for those who apply after March 1). 

Scholarships (for Fall only). You will automatically be considered for CWU general Fall Scholarships if you applied to CWU online before February 1st. Additionally, all official documents such as transcripts and ACT or SAT scores (if required) must arrive at CWU prior to February 1st. 

Purchase your text books

Students may purchase the books ONLINE from the CWU University Bookstore, at
http://cwubookstore.collegestoreonline.com

Student E-mail Account 

Every student admitted to CWU has access to a free CWU GroupWise e-mail account. GroupWise is the main e-mail source for CWU students. It will be important for you to check your CWU e-mail every day. Link here to learn more about how to use your Groupwise email account.

MyCWU

The MyCWU is part of the CWU portal where you can access your personal and campus information. You can link up to it from the CWU homepage. Once logged on, the MyCWU dashboard is your source for personalized student information that includes your financial aid, class schedule, grades, CAPS report, and more. You will receive information on how to access this account with your acceptance letter.

Student Services

CWU accommodates physically and learning disabled students. Please visit the Disability Services website to learn more about their services and to begin the process to request services, http://www.cwu.edu/disability-support/.

Additional Contact Information: 

Ellensburg Campus
400 E. University Way/Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 963-1211
E-mail: admissions@cwu.edu
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/admissions

CWU-Des Moines
Co-Located at: Highline Community College, Higher Education Center
2400 South 240th St./Des Moines, WA 98198-1007
Phone: (206) 439-3800
E-mail: cwu_desmoines@cwu.edu
Web site: www.cwu.edu/des-moines

CWU-Lynnwood
Co-located at: Edmonds Community College, Snoqualmie Hall
20000 68th Avenue West/Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999
Phone: (425) 640-1574
E-mail: cwu_lynnwood@cwu.edu
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood

CWU-Pierce County
Co-located at: Pierce College
Phone: (253) 964-663
9401 Farwest Drive SW/Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
E-mail: cwu_piercecounty@cwu.edu
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/pierce-county

CWU-Moses Lake
Co-located at: Big Bend Community College, Grant County Advanced Technologies Education Center
Phone: (509) 793-2384 or 1-800-540-6537
7662 Chanute Street NE, Room 1846C/Moses Lake, WA 98837
E-mail: cwu_moseslake@cwu.edu
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/moses-lake

CWU-Wenatchee
Co-located at: Wenatchee Valley College, CWU-Wenatchee Higher Education Center
Phone: (509) 665-2600 or 1-800-540-6537
1300 Fifth Street/Wenatchee, WA 98801
E-mail: cwu_wenatchee@cwu.edu
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/wenatchee

CWU-Yakima
Co-located at: Yakima Valley Community College, Deccio Higher Education Center
Phone: (509) 574-6894
1000 South 12th Avenue, Room 107/Yakima, WA 98907-2520
E-mail: cwu-yakima@cwu.edu
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/yakima