CWU Transfer Center
210 Bouillon Hall
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1390

Admitted and Getting Ready to Start?

We want to make your transfer as easy as possible. Please contact the Transfer Center at any point if you need help getting started or have questions along the way.

Next Steps

You've been admitted! Hurrah! The most important next steps for you to take are summarized on the Admissions Next Steps page. Make sure you do those, and then follow some additional tips below.

Request to Add Your Major/Minor

  • Login to MyCWU
  • Go to Student tab
  • In left hand menu, select Records
  • Then select Request to Apply/Drop Program
  • If you don't know the program code, use the search box to assist you

Begin Checking CWU Email

This is the official method of communicating with you, so begin to check it regularly, or forward it to your main email account.

For assistance regarding your email account, check with the CWU Service Desk.

Review Your Transfer Credit Report

Sign in to MyCWU, go to your Student Center (big red button in the upper left-hand corner), then from the dropdown menu, select Transfer Credit Report.

Accept Your Financial Aid Award

If you’ve applied for federal or state aid, make sure you accept your award in a timely fashion! Check with Financial Aid with questions.

Secure Housing (if needed)

The Admissions Next Steps link at the top of the page includes information for on-campus housing, which includes our Living Learning Community for Transfer Students in Stephens-Whitney Hall, where you can live with fellow transfer students and regularly be invited to events and programs aimed at transfer students (starting Fall 2022). If you plan to live off-campus in Ellensburg, please be aware that the vacancy rate in Ellensburg is quite low and you’ll want to begin looking for housing several months before your quarter of attendance.

If you're attending a Center and are looking for housing, please contact the Center for suggestions.

Connect with an Advisor

CWU students are advised by major, and each student will have both a faculty advisor and a professional staff advisor. If you are undecided, contact First Year & Exploratory Advising.

Submit Your Final Transcript

If you were in your final quarter(s) of attendance at your previous institution when you submitted your CWU application, you’ll need to send a final transcript to us once you've finished your final class there. Contact your previous institution’s registrar’s office to make that request. If you are earning an associate's degree there, please wait until that degree has actually posted on your transcript.

Attend Welcome Events

On the Ellensburg campus, Welcome Week is full of fun and helpful events prior to the start of classes in September, and helps students connect to campus and each other. Transfer Center peer ambassadors spearhead groups to attend certain events each day.

At the Centers, the Welcome events happen during the first week of classes and also offer fun and engaging ways for Center students to connect.