Confirming the offer of Admissions (required)
If you haven't already, you will be receiving information on how to access your on-line 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.
You will need to confirm your intention to enroll by submitting the nonrefundable confirmation deposit. You can do this by logging on to your SAFARI account (instructions on how to access your account and your Student ID and PIN were given to you in your letter acknowledging the submission of your application). Once there, simply click on the Accept Admission button and follow the directions provided. You are encouraged to confirm your offer of admission within 15 days of your acceptance notification.
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 SAFARI system. To learn more about the CWU SAFARI system, 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
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.
The Wildcat Connection is part of the CWU intranet where you can access your personal and campus information. You can link up to it from the CWU homepage. Once logged on, the SAFARI link 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.
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:
400 E. University Way/Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 963-1211
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/admissions
Co-Located at: Highline Community College, Higher Education Center
2400 South 240th St./Des Moines, WA 98198-1007
Phone: (206) 439-3800
Web site: www.cwu.edu/des-moines
Co-located at: Edmonds Community College, Snoqualmie Hall
20000 68th Avenue West/Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999
Phone: (425) 640-1574
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood
Co-located at: Pierce College
Phone: (253) 964-663
9401 Farwest Drive SW/Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/pierce-county
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
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/moses-lake
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
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/wenatchee
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
Web site: http://www.cwu.edu/yakima