Online Application Instructions
Students who are interested in applying for full-time, undergraduate admissions have five choices:
- Apply online via the website. This is the preferred method. It enables you to monitor the receipt of all application materials.
- Download a copy of the application.
- Apply via the Common Application.
Please read the following prior to beginning your online application.
1. Create your account.
- It is necessary to first create your personal account. The information that you include in your account profile will be used in your application - you will not need to reenter it on your application.
- You will be prompted for a username and a password. Be certain to create a password that you will remember, or write it down in a secure place.
2. Complete the application.
- The online application will automatically progress through the questions and sections. There are many items that you are required to complete. You will receive a red message if you skipped one of these items.
- At the end of each section, you will be prompted to save your information. If you cannot complete the application at one time, you can return to it at a later time to finish it.
- Once you start your application, the "Apply Online" box will provide you with a checklist identifying the sections you have completed.
- Prior to submitting your application, you will have the ability to update any of the application sections.
3. Print your application.
At any time, you can click on the print button to obtain a copy of the data that you have entered.
4. Pay the application fee.
There are several options for paying the application fee.
- The preferred method for paying the application fee is to pay online. Western New England University uses EDS*PAY for credit card transmissions and electronic checks. Personal information is encrypted during transmission, and it is not stored in any database associated with the application. If you select this option, you will be prompted for information regarding the credit card number or bank codes. Once Western New England University receives confirmation that the payment has been accepted and processed, we will consider your fee as paid.
- You can pay the $40 application fee by sending a check or money order to the Admissions Office at the address at the bottom of this page. The student's name must clearly appear on the check.
- If your family's income qualifies you for the University Board's fee waiver, we will waive your application fee. Consult your Guidance Counselor for additional information and to obtain the "Request for Waiver of the University Application Fee" form.
- If you have a parent or grandparent who is a Western New England University alumnus/a, he/she can waive your application fee. The alumnus/a must complete a form that must then be mailed to the Admissions Office. Click here to print a copy of the form.
- Other alumni can waive the fee if they submit a brief statement in support of your candidacy. The letter must include their name, address, class year, and email address (if applicable). It should be mailed to the Admissions Office within two weeks of applying electronically.
- The Admissions Office waives the application fee for any Veteran of the United States Armed Services.
5. Submit the application.
- Once you have completed the application, click on the submit button that is located at the end of the application. You will not be able to make any further changes to the application once it has been submitted.
Submit a personal statement, essay, or untimed writing sample of your choice (at least 250 words). Essays, personal statements, and résumés can be submitted by sending an electronic version (Word or PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list "Application information" in the subject line of your email. Paper copies can be mailed to the Admissions Office.
7. Submitting required documents.
High School Students
- Applicants who are still in high school must have an official copy of their high school transcript and senior year grades for at least one marking period (typically first quarter or trimester) sent to the address below.
- Applicants must submit an academic letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor (preferable) or teacher.
- SAT I or ACT scores must be submitted. These can be taken from the high school transcript, or an official copy can be requested from the testing agency. Western New England University's SAT code is 3962 and the ACT code is 1930. Test scores are not required for students who will have successfully completed at least 24 college credits before entering Western New England University or who have been out of high school for more than 5 years.
- Transfer applicants must have an official copy of their final high school transcript or GED sent to the Admissions Office.
- An official transcript(s) for all college work attempted must be submitted.
- Applicants must submit an academic letter of recommendation from a professor or teacher.
- SAT I and ACT scores are not required for students who will have successfully completed at least 24 college credits before entering Western New England University or who have been out of high school for more than 5 years.
- Forward official secondary school transcript(s) accompanied by an English translation of the document(s) as well as an official transcript of the in-progress grades when available. Transfer students should submit official copies of their final secondary school transcript and their college/university study. These should be accompanied by an English translation. Any available information regarding the comparability of the secondary school or college courses to the U.S. system should also be provided.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the English language. This can be accomplished by submitting results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), STEPEIKEN, or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). Students can also submit proof of completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center, completion of the level 7 at the International Language Institute in Northampton, MA, or completion of level 6 at Embassy CES. SAT I or ACT scores can be substituted for any of these scores as well.
- Submit an Affidavit of Support form. Click here to download.
- Submit an official letter from your bank (on the bank's stationery) declaring that the financial sponsor has sufficient funding to support the student's education at Western New England University. Click here to see an example.
- Provide a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher. Engineering applicants should submit a letter from a math or science teacher.
8. Check the status of your application.
- Each time you visit this website, you should login to receive personalized and customized information. Once logged in, you can also check the receipt of your application materials by clicking on the "Application Status" button that is located on the left. A date next to an application item indicates that the item has been received. A "Not Yet Received" message indicates that the item has not yet been received or processed. Application materials (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) are normally entered into the computer within 24 hours of receipt, and the information is refreshed on this website each night. However, backlogs do occur, especially during December and January.
- Applications are normally reviewed and decisions sent to students within two or three weeks of the application becoming complete (when a date appears next to each item). We begin reviewing applications for the fall semester in November. Due to the volume of applications received during the November to mid-January period, responses to applications submitted before the end of January often take longer.
- If you have questions regarding the receipt of your application items, do not hesitate to call the Admissions Office.