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UWest welcomes a diverse student body and offers inclusive learning. The university does not discriminate based upon sex, gender, race, color, religion, status as a veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or national and ethnic origin in its educational programs, student activities, employment, or admission policies. UWest invites student applicants to contribute to and benefit from the university experience, involvement with the community, academic success, and personalized attention.

The admission and application requirements for freshman, transfer, international, and graduate students vary. Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee admission but does ensure that applicants will be given full consideration.

Please contact an Enrollment Counselor at (866) GO-UWEST—(866) 468-9378 for more information or schedule an appointment by emailing:

Minimum Admissions Standards

To ensure each of our incoming students is prepared to succeed at UWest, we seek applicants who meet the following minimum prior grade point average (GPA) requirements:

Freshman Minimum Standard

  • Cumulative High School GPA: 2.50

Transfer Minimum Standard

  • Cumulative College GPA: 2.00

Graduate minimum standard

Graduate Minimum GPA
  • MBA, Professional MBA: 2.50
  • MA Religious Studies: 3.00
  • MA Psychology: 3.00
  • MDiv Buddhist Chaplaincy: 3.00
  • DBMin Buddhist Ministry: 3.00
  • Ph.D. Religious Studies: 3.00


The following deadlines for application apply to all applicants:

Undergraduate Programs
Type of Application Fall Semester 22 Spring Semester 23 Summer Semester 23
All Department June 15 November 15 April 1
Graduate Programs  
Type of Application Fall Semester 22 Spring Semester 23 Summer Semester 23
MA Religious Studies June 15 November 15 April 1
MBA, Professional MBA June 15 November 15 April 1
MA Psychology March 15 Not Applicable Not Applicable
MDiv Buddhist Chaplaincy March 15 Not Applicable Not Applicable
DBMin Buddhist Ministry March 15 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Ph.D. Religious Studies March 15 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Non-Degree Programs 
Type of Application Fall Semester 22 Spring Semester 23 Summer Semester 23
Intensive English June 15 December 1 June 1
Open Enrollment Prior to First Day of Each Term

*Note: When space is available, programs may accept applications after the official deadline. For late application questions, contact

Early Admission (freshmen only)

By applying through Early Admission, you have the possibility to receive an admission decision before you graduate from high school. This means more time to spend on identifying your financial aid package, planning campus visits, meeting with your academic advisors, and getting ready to make a strong start in your first college semester.

High School Seniors are eligible to apply for early admission; conditional admission may be granted to those who qualify based on the applicant’s transcript date. An official high school transcript copy showing graduation and cumulative GPA must be submitted prior to the first day of class at UWest.

Notification of Admission Status

Students applying for Early Admission usually will be notified of their admission status within two weeks of submitting the completed application. All other applicants can expect to receive their admission notification within three weeks of completing their application. Applications are reviewed and decisions are mailed out on a rolling basis. We highly recommend that you complete the application requirements as early as possible.