Office of Admission

After-Admission Checklist:
Beginning Freshman

Congratulations! You have been admitted to University of the West. We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you succeed at UWest. Please read the steps to take next as you prepare for your first year.

But wait! First, please show us your UWest pride by taking a selfie with your acceptance letter and tagging it with #uwestbound on Facebook or Instagram. Just tag us!

Accept your offer

After you receive your acceptance package, there are several steps you need to take to officially secure your place by emailing your Intent to Enroll form to Admissions Specialist, Ms. Henna Hung, at hennah@uwest.edu. If you have any additional documents that require your signature, fill those out as well. An enrollment deposit is not required.

Apply for financial aid and scholarships

We extend financial aid through merit- and need-based scholarships, federal and state grants, federal work-study, and student loans. Please use the following links to start your application:

Apply for housing

Do you plan to live on campus? If so, please visit the following link to start your application and reserve your space now!

Before your arrival, email Residential Hall Coordinator, Mr. Eduardo Bernal, at Eddieb@uwest.edu with your arrival day and a rough estimate of what time you will be arriving on campus. Once you arrive on campus, you will have to call the Resident Assistant on duty (626) 673-0339 to check-in, receive your key, etc. If you do not have a phone, you will need to let Mr. Bernal know, and he will make other arrangements for you.

Mark your calendar for Bridge2U (Fall starts only)

Are you interested in taking a college level class over summer? Would you like to get acquainted with UWest’s people and resources and make friends? Bridge2U is a great way to kick start your college journey over the summer.

Your UWest email and Moodle accounts

Your UWest email and Moodle accounts (UWest’s learning management system) will be created once you have submitted your Intent to Enroll. We will email you the further details on how to activate your school email and Moodle accounts once we receive your Intent to Enroll.

Mark your calendar for UDays!

New student orientation, also known as UDays at UWest, is designed to give our new students an introduction to the campus culture and resources and to help you with the transition to college life. All new students are Required to attend UDays. We will email you the further details once we receive your Intent to Enroll.

Complete placement tests

Incoming undergraduate students need to take UWest’s Math Placement Test (MPT) and the Writing Placement Test (WPT). These tests are not admission tests; they are used by UWest to place students in the appropriate General Education math and writing courses. You will receive instructions on how to complete the placement tests once you submit your Intent to Enroll.

Submit final transcript

Send us your final transcript as well as any AP, college, or dual credit documentation after you graduate. Future class registration may be impacted if your final transcripts are not received prior to the start of your first term at UWest.

Your school administrator may send your transcript through Parchment electronically. Or, mail your official transcripts to this address:

University of the West
Office of Admissions
1409 Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770

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Schedule campus tour

If you’ve never been to our beautiful 11-acre campus, you should check it out! We can schedule a tour for you, your family, and friends.