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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

Qualification is based on an assessment of all available information. We look for strength and consistency, especially in recent academic performance. It is expected that applicants make a logical and articulate connection between their employment, volunteer, academic and extracurricular experiences and the desire to pursue education at UWS. University of Western States admits students of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sex or age to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. Find out more about this policy.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 503-251-5734.

Submitting Official Transcripts

Part of the admissions process requires applicants to submit official transcripts from each and every institution attended for GPA and degree conferral verification.

Official transcripts can be sent to University of Western States in two ways:

1. Postal Service: The original sealed envelope as issued by the originating institution, with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelope flap.

Addressed to:
University of Western States
Office of Admissions
2900 NE 132nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97230

2. Electronic transcripts: Transcripts sent electronically must arrive from the registrar or recorder of records using the institution’s secured electronic submission system (such as Parchment). If the registrar requests an email address to send the secured electronic transcripts, you can provide the following email address: [email protected].

International Applicants

If you are an international student or have a degree from a school outside the U.S. or Canada, you will need to have your credentials evaluated by a NACES-affiliated international education evaluation service. A course-by-course evaluation is required. UWS recommends the WES iCAP for this service.

An official transcript is NOT:

  • A document that arrives at University of Western States without an envelope or in an open envelope.
  • A document that has been authorized by an official notary or government office.
  • A photocopy of a document.
  • A translation of a document which is not sent with the original official document.

Applying Online: What to Expect

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Entry Terms: MS: fall, spring; EdD: fall, spring

We are currently not accepting international applications for the clinical mental health counseling program.

Admission Deadlines:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and all supporting documents sixty days prior to their intended start date.* Listed below are the priority and final deadlines that may be helpful in planning your application submission.

Spring 2020                                                            Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline – February 21             Priority Application Deadline- August 21
Final Deadline – March 6                                               Final Application Deadline- September 4
Deposit Deadline- March 20                                         Deposit Deadline- September 18
Classes begin April 6, 2020                                           Classes begin October 5, 2020

If you are unable to submit your application and materials by the final deadline or have any further questions, please contact the admissions office at [email protected] or 800-641-5641.

*Applicants with in-progress coursework will still be considered for admission and are asked to submit final transcripts upon course completion.

Required for Application:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts from all prior college and universities. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.
  • Personal Statement: A well-written personal statement discussing experiences in and fit for the profession.
  • Interview: Complete a successful interview (video conference, phone, or face to face) with the director or designee (interview will only be scheduled after applicant has submitted a completed university application meeting the minimum requirements including fee payment).
  • $50 application fee

Additional Requirement for Full Acceptance:

  • Successful completion of a background check through our approved partner Certiphi. Instructions from UWS will be emailed to you after your offer of conditional acceptance.

Apply today and your $50 application fee will be waived!

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Diagnostic Imaging

Candidates must have earned a doctor of chiropractic degree from a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and be eligible for or hold an Oregon license to practice chiropractic.

Entry Term: fall
Deadline: Not accepting applications for the 2019/2020 application year.
Required for Application:

  • Essay: Please respond to each of the following questions. Be concise. The Committee is interested in your perspectives relating to this training program, not a lengthy dissertation of your life or philosophies.
    • What strengths do you bring to this program and how will they advance the program during your time with us?
    • What are the most important goals you intend to fulfill while in this program?
    • How will you use your specialty training after you finish the program?
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Original, official transcripts from the applicant’s DC program
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Contact information for three professional references: radiology department chairperson or equivalent from alma mater; a DACBR; and a faculty member from a department other than radiology.
  • Please note: We do not offer visas for this program. Applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

For more information, download the Radiology Residency Handbook.

Doctor of Chiropractic

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Entry Terms: fall, winter

Admissions Deadlines:

To ensure an admission decision prior to the desired start term (fall and winter for doctor of chiropractic), applicants are encouraged to submit their application, all application documents and supporting documents six months to a year before their intended start date. Listed below are the priority and final deadlines.*

Winter 2020                                                       Fall 2020                                                    

Priority Deadline- November 8                             Priority Deadline- August 7
Final Deadline- November 22                                Final Deadline- August 21
Deposit Deadline  – December 6                            Deposit Deadline – September 4
Classes begin January 6, 2020                               Classes begin October 5, 2020

We understand that some DC applicants may be waiting on final grades from prerequisite coursework to submit final official transcripts after the final deposit deadline.

If you are unable to submit your application and materials by the final deadline, please contact the admissions office at [email protected] or 800-641-5641.

*Applicants with in-progress coursework will still be considered for admission and are asked to submit final transcripts upon course completion.

**Starting with Fall Quarter 2019, we are requiring that students submit their entire application, supporting documentation and be successfully interviewed and deposited by the final deadline.

Required for Application:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts from all prior college and universities. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants are encouraged to use professional or academic references whom are most familiar with your former studies, academic interest and work.
  • Interview: A personal interview is required of all applicants. The interview generally will be conducted only after a review of your transcripts. The UWS office of admissions will contact you to schedule a time.
  • $50 application fee

Additional Requirement for Full Acceptance:

  • Successful completion of a background check through our approved partner Certiphi. Instructions from UWS will be emailed to you after your offer of conditional acceptance.

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Graduate Non-Degree

Entry Terms: fall, winter, spring, summer

Non-degree enrollment is designed for students who wish to take courses for enrichment or lifelong learning but do not plan to pursue a degree. Non-degree students do not qualify for financial aid.

If you later decide to seek admission to a degree program credits taken as a non-degree seeking student may not apply toward that degree program. Please contact the office of admissions for more information.

Required for Application:

  • Degree: A bachelor’s degree or a first-professional degree (e.g., DC, ND, MD, etc.) from an accredited institution is required.
  • Transcripts: A student must submit a copy of their official or unofficial transcripts prior to registering for graduate studies courses. Applicants are advised to review program entry requirements, course prerequisites and course descriptions to consider whether their academic background would support successful completion of graduate level coursework. Transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.
  • $50 application fee

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Human Biology

Entry Terms: fall, winter, spring, summer

Eligibility is restricted to currently-enrolled UWS doctor of chiropractic students and alumni. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above in the DC program to qualify.

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Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Entry Terms: fall, spring

Admission Deadlines:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and all supporting documents sixty days prior to their intended start date.* Listed below are the priority and final deadlines that may be helpful in planning your application submission.

Spring 2020                                                            Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline – February 21             Priority Application Deadline- August 21
Final Deadline – March 6                                               Final Application Deadline- September 4
Deposit Deadline- March 20                                         Deposit Deadline- September 18
Classes begin April 6, 2020                                           Classes begin October 5, 2020

If you are unable to submit your application and materials by the final deadline or have any further questions, please contact the admissions office at [email protected] or 800-641-5641.

*Applicants with in-progress coursework will still be considered for admission and are asked to submit final transcripts upon course completion.

Required for Application:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts from all prior college and universities. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants are encouraged to use professional or academic references whom are most familiar with your former studies, academic interest and work.
  • Interview: A personal interview is required of all applicants. The interview generally will be conducted only after a review of your transcripts. The UWS office of admissions will contact you to schedule a time.
  • $50 application fee

Additional Requirement for Full Acceptance:

  • Successful completion of a background check through our approved partner Certiphi. Instructions from UWS will be emailed to you after your offer of conditional acceptance.

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Pre-professional Sciences

Entry Terms: fall, winter, spring, summer

Required for Application:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts confirming eligibility for our pre-professional sciences courses. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.

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Sport and Performance Psychology

Entry Terms:
MS: fall, spring
EdD: fall, spring, summer
Graduate certificates: fall, winter, spring, summer

Admission Deadlines:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and all supporting documents sixty days prior to their intended start date.* Listed below are the priority and final deadlines that may be helpful in planning your application submission.

Spring 2020                                                            Summer 2020 (EdD start)                                    Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline – February 21           Priority Application Deadline- May 22                       Priority Application Deadline- August 21
Final Deadline – March 6                                             Final Application Deadline- June 5                            Final Application Deadline- September 4
Deposit Deadline- March 20                                      Deposit Deadline- June 19                                            Deposit Deadline- September 18
Classes begin April 6, 2020                                        Classes begin July 6, 2020                                           Classes begin October 5, 2020

If you are unable to submit your application and materials by the final deadline or have any further questions, please contact the admissions office at [email protected] or 800-641-5641.

*Applicants with in-progress coursework will still be considered for admission and are asked to submit final transcripts upon course completion.

Required for Application:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts from all prior college and universities. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants are encouraged to use professional or academic references whom are most familiar with your former studies, academic interest and work.
  • Interview: A personal interview is required of all applicants. The interview generally will be conducted only after a review of your transcripts. The UWS office of admissions will contact you to schedule a time.
  • $50 application fee

Additional Requirement for Full Acceptance:

  • Successful completion of a background check through our approved partner Certiphi. Instructions from UWS will be emailed to you after your offer of conditional acceptance.

Apply today and your $50 application fee will be waived!

apply now

Sports Medicine

Entry Terms: winter, spring

Candidates must have earned a doctor of chiropractic degree from a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) or be current doctor of chiropractic students to enter into the sports medicine program.

Required for Application:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts from all prior college and university placements. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from those institutions to the UWS office of admissions. Our mailing address is: 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230. UWS also accepts electronic transcripts from EScript-Safe and Parchment. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded and attached to your application.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants are encouraged to uaw professional or academic references whom are most familiar with your former studies, academic interest, and work.
  • Interview: A personal interview is required of all applicants.* The UWS office of admissions will contact you to schedule a time. *Concurrent UWS DC students may substitute the interview with attendance at a sports medicine information session.
  • $50 application fee

Additional Requirement for Full Acceptance:

  • Successful completion of a background check through our approved partner Certiphi. Instructions from UWS will be emailed to you after your offer of conditional acceptance.

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