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Take the next step towards achieving your goals.

Western Colorado University is known for fostering academic excellence, inclusive community, experiential learning and world-class Rocky Mountain adventures. If you’ve decided that Western is the university for you, the next step is to apply. We know the admissions process can seem overwhelming — that’s why we’re here to guide you throughout your journey to becoming a part of the Mountaineer family.

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Undergraduate Application

First-Time Freshman, Transfer, Additional Bachelor’s Degree, Non-Degree Seeking and Adult Degree Completion. Already started an application? Click here to login.

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Common App

For first-time freshmen at Western, use your Common Application to streamline your application process.

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Graduate Application

I have earned a bachelor’s degree and am interested in pursuing a master’s degree. Already started an application? Click here to login.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Maximize your potential with an undergraduate education from Western.

We know the transition to college can be daunting. We’re here to guide you throughout the process—from answering your questions about admissions—to filling out your application, selecting your program of choice and beyond! You can count on us to make your admissions process seamless and transparent, so that you feel confident about beginning your journey as a Mountaineer.

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A solid foundation

At Western, we provide the knowledge and tools you need to make an impact in any field you can choose, creating a solid foundation for your future success.

Graduate Admissions

Accelerate your career with an advanced degree.

Westerns’ School of Graduate Studies is committed to your professional success. Not only can you choose from eight degree programs and 18 specialized degree concentrations, but you can work with faculty to customize your educational experience to meet your professional goals. Our graduate programs provide the essential knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to help you become a leader in your field. Upon joining our graduate community, you’ll become part of an expansive network of graduate professionals who are eager to learn, interact and explore together.

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Preparing the leaders of tomorrow

Western’s School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of cutting-edge programs that position you for a successful and meaningful career.

Department Information



Meagan Tracey

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Assistant Director

Alissa Bevan

Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Contact Information




8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall L1
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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Apply to Western

Apply to Western

We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.

Visit Western

Visit Western

The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.

Alumni Community

Alumni Community

We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.