A COVID-19 message from the President: For over 135 years, our students come first.

Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, Woodbury University is conducting all interactions with current and prospective students via phone/text/webinar, etc. Please be aware of the admissions process for the Fall 2020 incoming class.

  • Importantly, we have a rolling admission policy and prospective students may apply at any time.
  • The enrollment deposit deadline has been extended from May 1 to June 1.
  • We are a test-optional institution and will work closely with prospective students and their institutions on documents that we need.
  • Specifically, we will be flexible working with teachers and counselors for submissions of school profiles, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.

Woodbury is proud of its closely-knit community that focuses on Enhancing the Woodbury Experience. We wish you and your families and friends inner peace and good health during this difficult time of national emergency.


President David M. Steele-Figueredo, Ph.D.


General FAQs

Contact the Office of Admission at info@woodbury.edu or text us at (818) 532-5392 and we will connect you with a counselor or staff member.

While we aren’t currently accepting visitors on campus, you can watch our virtual tour here or find your counselor and contact them with any questions you have! We will continue to monitor our campus tour schedule to accommodate as many visitors as possible once campus re-opens. Check your email or texts (if you have opted in) for communication as decisions are made.

Yes. As of now, all admissions functions are continuing as normal.

Woodbury has a rolling admission policy and prospective students may apply at any time.

We’re glad you asked! We will have select Virtual Events listed on our Admissions Events page. Check-in there to see our latest offerings.

Admissions Events

While it is difficult to chart a course given all the uncertainties, our base plan is to start in-person classes in Fall 2020, assuming the virus is mainly contained. Clearly, if we implement in-person classes, the procedures will depend on what federal, state and local governments will dictate in terms of social distancing, and/or student and employee testing constraints. Thus, a team is examining ways we could increase the separation of our students in labs, classrooms, studios, dorms, etc.


You can use NACAC’s online tools to check and see if your high school or college is currently sending transcripts. If they are not, please reach out to your admissions counselor and we will find a way to move forward with your application.

Woodbury University is test optional and will not need your SAT or ACT test score to complete your file.

Yes, there have been a few changes in Housing. Please read the latest update below:

Dear Housing Applicants,

We thank you for your continued patience as we continue to navigate these uncertain times.

We know that for many of you, housing is an integral part of your college experience. We want to continue providing you with an option for on-campus housing while also ensuring that we keep the safety and wellbeing of our resident’s priority.

The university has decided that all housing spaces will be converted to singles for the Fall 2020 term to maintain physical distancing. All rooms, regardless of size, will be priced at $5,613 per semester (the single room rate).

We know that for many students, this change in price may be difficult. To that end, we want to make sure that students are aware of this change in the process before assigning students, so we are asking that every student confirm that they are still interested in housing given these changes. Please confirm your interest in housing by 8 am May 26th by using the following linkInterest Link

We will also be instituting the following additional changes:

  • Residents will not be allowed to have any guests (overnight or visiting)
  • North Hall lobby will be closed to resident access

Housing will also be:

  • Increasing cleaning of community bathrooms and kitchens
  • Three times per day on weekdays and two times per day on weekends
  • Providing residents with access to additional personal protective equipment such as hand sanitizer stations, hand washing, masks, etc.

Our housing team is working hard to continue to provide opportunities for residents to engage and interact with each other. Please make sure that you are checking your email for additional information as it becomes available.

Thank you,
Woodbury University Student Housing

Admitted Students FAQs

You can text Financial Aid at (818) 600-6593 or email them at finaid@woodbury.edu.

You can text Housing at (818) 900-0893 or email them at housing@woodbury.edu.

There are many things we still don’t know about how the current COVID-19 pandemic will impact our daily lives. Unfortunately, that uncertainty also includes the potential impact to on-campus housing. Therefore, we are deciding to wait until at least May 15th to provide an update on housing assignments. We ask that you be patient with us while we work to provide a safe and positive environment for our residential students.

No. As of now, this does not change our plans for any decisions coming from our office.

Please note that in response to evolving events surrounding the coronavirus, our previously scheduled in-person placement exams, SOARs (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), and Graduate Orientation will instead be held online. This is a precautionary measure we are taking to ensure the safety of our community; to date, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Woodbury.

You will receive additional details in the coming weeks from your admissions counselor.

Yes. We have extended the enrollment deposit deadline from May 1 to June 1.

We will be flexible and work closely with students and institutions to ensure we have the documents we need without creating additional stress. You can use NACAC’s online tools to check and see if your high school or college is currently sending transcripts.

International Students FAQs

Woodbury University will continue to process I-20’s for all qualifying students.  You will receive an email from your admissions counselor outlining the next steps once you have submitted all required documents for I-20 processing.  If you have questions regarding this process, please contact your admissions counselor.

Woodbury University continues to welcome students from around the world.  We are closely monitoring the situation and will adhere to any decisions made by the US government.

In all circumstances, such students should avoid travel to China or Iran at this time.

Additionally, it is essential that such individuals maintain valid student status while waiting in the U.S. for their Woodbury program to begin and they become eligible to transfer to Woodbury for study here. Since this group would already be in the U.S., no new visa stamp would be needed from the U.S. consulate since a valid visa stamp is only needed at the time of entry into the U.S.

After admission to the program, Woodbury will advise this population upon receipt of a request for immigration documentation.