We’re so happy you found us and we’re excited for your unique personality and perspective to join our UWest community. We assume you found us because you were looking for a high quality education at an affordable price, but if not—that’s what you’ll get anyway!

Before you get here, though, we just need a few things from you.

  1. Application – Complete the UWest online application or the Common Application.
  2. Transcripts – Copies of your high school transcript and transcripts from all universities you’ve attended. Transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school(s) to the Enrollment Office.
  3. Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation submitted directly from the references in a sealed envelope or from an e-mail with a professional domain. Academic letters of recommendation are highly encouraged. References may not be a relative of the applicant.
  4. Personal Statement – A 400-500 word essay answering the question, “What skills and attitudes do you believe are necessary for a successful life?”
  5. $50 Application Fee – This is non-refundable and may be made by check or credit card. Please make checks out to University of the West.
  6. Diploma – A copy of official high school diploma, or its equivalent.
  7. Identification – Copies of two forms of legal identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: driver license, identification card, US passport, and social security card.

Introducing ZeeMee (Optional)

At University of the West, we want to get to know our applicants better. That’s why we’ve partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that lets you easily add short videos and photos to your college application. Through ZeeMee, you can tell us more about your interests, accomplishments, and challenges you’ve overcome, both inside and outside the classroom.

Just create your free profile at and paste your link into the University of the West application. Please note that submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional, but it’s also a fun way to set yourself apart and share your story with us. We’re
excited to learn more about you!