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Admitted Students

Undergraduate programs

Now that you’ve been admitted to Woodbury, here’s what you need to do:

What's next?

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

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

If you wish to live on campus (Burbank campus only), 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. Click the button below for more information.

Off-Campus Housing

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.

All undergraduate students are required to register and take English and math placement exams. For students who are transferring coursework in order to be waived out of exams, a transfer evaluation will be completed by Woodbury and the student will be notified if they have been waived out of placement exams.

For Spring 2020 Admitted Students

Freshmen Students

  • All incoming freshmen must register for the Writing Placement Exam, unless they have transfer credit or have received a score of 3 or higher on the AP English, Language and Composition Exam.
  • Bachelor of Architecture and Applied Computer Science majors must also register for the Math Placement Exam.

Transfer Students

  • Once you have received your transcript evaluation from the Office of the Registrar, your Admissions Counselor will contact you with next steps.


Writing Placement Exam Guide

For Fall 2020 Admitted Students

  1. Effective starting with the incoming class of Fall 2020, the Writing Placement Exam is no longer required.  To understand the Writing courses you will need to take and have the opportunity to transfer out of, see the Writing Placement & Sequence of Courses document
  2. To understand if you need to register for the Math Placement Exam, please see the Mathematics Placement document

Placement Exam Registration

After registering for placement exams (if needed), students need to register for Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR). During SOAR, you will register for classes, obtain your Woodbury student ID, and get to know the campus resources, staff and faculty.

International Orientation:
In addition to registering for SOAR, international students must also register for International Orientation. You will learn about the required legal and institutional responsibilities to maintain your status.

Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all new students.

Orientation Registration – Burbank Campus

Orientation Registration – San Diego Campus

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.

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 lot 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:

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