Admitted Students


What's next?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Woodbury University! We’re excited to welcome you into our community. On this page you’ll find the information that you need to enroll in your new program.

Please note that all Placement Exams will be held online. You will receive additional details in the coming weeks from your admissions counselor.

Step 1. Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid by choosing the category that best describes you (A or B)  and follow those instructions:

(U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders, or U.S. Asylees or Refugees):
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 to receive maximum state and federal awards. (Woodbury’s FAFSA code: 001343.)

The FAFSA application deadline is March 2.

2. California Residents ONLY may apply for the appropriate California State Scholarship Programs (CAL Grant A, B) no later than March 2. The FAFSA and GPA verification forms must be filed by this deadline.

B. CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT STUDENTS/AB 540 (dream.csac.ca.gov/) :

• To qualify for AB 540, students must have attended a California high school for at least 3 years OR have graduated early from a California high school with the equivalent of at least 3 years of credit.


Step 2. Complete Your Housing Application

If you wish to live on campus, please use the link below to submit your housing application. Please note that the housing deposit is separate from the Commitment Deposit.

Housing Application

If you wish/need to live off-campus, the off-campus housing program is a resource for students searching for accommodations in the surrounding community.

Off-Campus Housing

Step 3. Attend Future Owl Day!

Whether you just received your acceptance or you’ve gone ahead and submitted your commitment for the fall, we want to invite you to Future Owl Day! We hope you can join us!

Saturday, May 4th | 2:00PM – 5:00PM

RSVP for future owl day: May 4

Wednesday, May 15th | 4:00PM -7:00PM

RSVP for future owl day: May 15


Step 4. Submit your Statement of Intent and Commitment Deposit

Submit your non-refundable Commitment Deposit to confirm your enrollment at Woodbury. The Commitment Deposit is $500 for both Domestic and International students.

Statement of Intent Form

Step 5. Register for Placement Exams (if applicable)

Please note that all Placement Exams will be held online. You will receive additional details in the coming weeks from your admissions counselor.

Step 6. Register for Orientation

Please note that our placement exams, SOARs (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), and Graduate Orientation will be held online. You will receive additional details in the coming weeks from your admissions counselor.

Step 7. Submit all Final Transcripts and Test Scores

If you are a first-year freshman student, submit final official high school transcripts with graduation date listed. All official AP score reports must also be submitted, if applicable.

College/university transfer students: Submit updated college transcripts reflecting completion of your most recent semester attended, proof of your senior high school graduation, and if applicable, completed associate degree.

Additional Information

For traditional undergraduate students, this Frequently Asked Questions document below will provide guidance on when tuition is due, the different methods of payment accepted, deferment options, and much more. More information will be covered about tuition due date and payment plans during orientation.


Get lots of useful information in our International Pre-Arrival Handbook:

International Pre-Arrival Handbook

Form I-20 Documentation

A Form I-20 is generated after applicant has accepted the offer of admission by submitting their non-refundable commitment deposit along with the following documentation:

  • Passport – Submit a copy of applicants’ passport, along with that of any dependents who will apply for an F-2 visa.
  • Financial Guarantee – Submit proof of financial support in the form of a bank statement dated within the last six months. Financial support must be sufficient to cover student expenses for one full academic year. Bank statements must be original, and on letterhead from a checking, savings, or time deposit account. Brokerage (stock funds), real estate, or any other non-liquid assets are not acceptable. All bank statements must be in English and in U.S. dollar currency or its foreign equivalence. An I-20 Sponsor Form is required for any document which is not in the name of the applicant .

I-20 International Student Sponsor Form

  • Transfer I-20 Form – The Transfer I-20 Form is only required for applicants who are currently in the United States with an F-1 visa granted by another institution.

Transfer I-20 Form

Submission of falsified documentation will result in university admission denial or termination after enrollment.

International Resources and Support

  • Woodbury has developed a truly vibrant environment that promotes cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication throughout the university. International students will experience opportunities to connect with the campus community and experience the culture of the United States and Southern California. Specialized resources are available for students throughout their education involving individual attention, advisement, academic support and student life support.

For more information on travel and immigration, financial services and living in the United States:

More Information

In order to protect our students from contracting vaccine-preventable illnesses, Woodbury has implemented a plan that will require housing and International students to provide proof of vaccination and/or immunity to vaccine preventable diseases and undergo tuberculosis screening test. Read more by clicking the button below.

Note to check back often as this policy may be updated throughout the year.

Immunization policy

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