Catalog 2013-2014


Western International University (West) welcomes applications from all students who have a high school diploma or equivalent, who are qualified to achieve the University’s educational goals, without regard to gender, race, creed, age, disability, national origin, or religious belief.

Because coursework at West begins monthly, applications and registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis. International students should begin the process well in advance of their intended start date. A minimum of three (3) months is recommended. Students must complete all applications requirements before being considered for admission. All students applying for admission must submit a complete and accurate application package including all required academic and professional credentials.

Applications to the University are considered current for twelve (12) months from the date of submission of the Student Enrollment Agreement, including enrollment in coursework, must be met within twelve (12) months of this date. Special consideration is given to applicants who are active service members or reservists called to active duty. Applicants who have been expelled from other institutions are not eligible for admission to Western International University (West).

West begins all degree coursework with two introductory courses, called StartSmartSM. StartSmartSM are the first two required courses and apply toward degree requirements for each degree program. Each course is three credits. For Undergraduate programs the courses are CUL100, BUS230, and for Graduate programs CUL623, BUS620. To qualify for admission, a student needs to earn a 2.0 GPA or better (for undergraduate programs) or a 3.0 GPA or better (for graduate programs) upon completion of their two StartSmartSM courses. Introductory course credits may also be eligible for transfer to other colleges and universities (please refer to Transfer of Credit section for more information on credit transfer eligibility). To apply for admissions, potential students need to comply with their desired program’s admission requirements. 

Western International University reserves the right to cancel admission or registration of an individual to the institution. During the application process, and during the first two Start SmartSM courses, students are obligated to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. West reserves the right to cancel admission or registration should a student violate the Code of Conduct.