Admission Process

How to Apply

The First Step to a Brighter Future

At East-West University, our number one priority is to provide the high-quality education you need to achieve your goals and create a better life for you and your family.

And it all begins with admissions.

The first step is reaching out. You’ll talk with our admissions staff to discuss your goals, our programs, transfer credit opportunities and scholarship options. It’s our pleasure to help you navigate the process toward fulfilling your academic dreams.

Step-by-step, you will:

1. Meet with your Admissions Counselor

2. Take placement tests, as needed, in English and Math – free of charge
Note: Transfer credit may be individually assessed in lieu of placement tests

3. Provide necessary application documents:

  • High school diploma (or GED)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official transcripts from all accredited colleges attended
  • ACT or SAT results
  • TOEFL results (Foreign students)
  • Application for Admissions (with non-refundable applications fee)

4. Interview with the Director of Admissions or designee


When you’re ready, click here to start the application process. You can check your application progress by contacting the Office of Admissions at or (312) 939-0111.

Academic Calendar

At East-West University, our academic calendar consists of three quarters – Fall, Winter and Spring. We accept admissions and enrollments on a rolling basis every quarter.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Get an idea of your costs on the Tuition page. It’s also a good place to learn about scholarships and grants. Then fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid to check out opportunities for financing your East-West University education.

Career-Building Programs

East-West University only offers undergraduate degrees: 11 career-building associate and bachelor’s degree programs

On-Campus Housing

East-West offers ten floors of on-campus residences. Learn more about The Flats Student Housing here.

Public Transportation

Centrally positioned in Chicago, East-West University is locally – and easily – accessible via CTA trains and buses. We also have a parking garage on 1E 8th Street. Students are offered Ventra cards for an easier commute.

Have More Questions?

We have answers. Contact us with your questions at or at 312-939-0111.

July 22, 2022
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