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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 admissions@uws.edu 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: admissions@uws.edu.

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

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: June 30
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.

For more information, download the Radiology Residency Handbook.

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Doctor of Chiropractic

Entry Terms: fall, winter

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once all necessary documents have been received. The application review process typically takes two weeks.

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

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Exercise and Sport Science

Entry Terms: fall, spring

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when the necessary documents have been received. The application review process typically takes two weeks.

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

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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:

  • Transcripts: UWS requires official transcripts confirming a bachelor degree. 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.
  • $50 application fee

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Human Biology

Entry Terms: fall, winter, spring, summer
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when the necessary documents have been received. There is a $50 application fee.

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

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when the necessary documents have been received. The application review process typically takes two weeks.

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

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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

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when the necessary documents have been received. The application review process typically takes two weeks.

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

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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. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis when the necessary documents have been received. The application review process typically takes two weeks.

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

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