Application to Phase II

Phase II Applications are due twice per year.

Applications should be submitted once a student has completed all of their Phase I courses for their intended major.

Applications are due:


1. The first day of Spring quarter classes for Fall admission into Phase II 

2. The first Friday of Fall quarter for Winter admission into Phase II. 


This webform requires students to answer short response questions and it will not save your work or perform any spelling or grammar checks. We recommend working on the Phase II application questions in a separate document before beginning/submitting this application. The webform will not save your responses if you exit the window.

Please see our Phase II Information page if you have questions about the new semi-annual phase II process.

Please indicate by clicking below that you would like to begin your Phase II application. You will be prompted with additional information and must certify that you have read all instructions before you can work on your application. Good Luck!

  • 1 Current: Instructions and Certification
  • 2 Applicant Information
  • 3 Phase II Application
  • 4 Short Answer Responses
  • 5 Review Submission
  • 6 Complete
Please check this box if you are ready to begin the application. Please expand instructions and certify that you have read them before continuing.
Instructions

Phase II Applications are accepted on a semi-annual basis.
Applications are due the first day of spring quarter classes at 11:55PM and the first Friday of Fall quarter classes at 11:55PM. 

  • Late applications will not be considered until the following application cycle


Please complete the form below to apply for Phase II of your major; after carefully reviewing the below information - which you will attest you have read and understand.

  1. Admission to programs is limited by space in upper-division labs. 
    • Neither completion of the prerequisites nor attainment of any specific GPA guarantees admission.
  2. In order to apply for full-major (Phase II) status, students must have successfully (with an EP or a C- or better) completed all pre-major (Phase I) courses
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) scores are converted to letter grades as follows:  5=A, 4=B, 3=C
  4. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement may repeat one of the Phase I (Pre-Major) courses for the purpose of increasing their GPA. 
    • If a student repeats a course, the new grade replaces the existing grade.  
      • Therefore the most recent grade received in a course will be used, regardless of which instance of the course has a higher grade.
  5. All applicants will be cross-evaluated for eligibility in the other chemistry department majors, should they not be admitted to their desired major.
    • Students may be offered the BA in Chemistry if limited space does not allow for all applicants to pursue a BS. 
    • Students admitted to a BA may waitlist for the BS and should pursue the appropriate coursework (under advisement) to graduate in a timely fashion, should they later be admitted to a BS program.
  6. Submit your completed online application via this webform by either the first day of courses of the Spring quarter for planned fall enrollment or the first Friday of Fall quarter for planned winter enrollment.
    • ​​​Late applications will not be considered until the following application cycle
    • Phase II admission decisions will be announced in May prior to Fall quarter registration and October-November, prior to winter quarter registration.
      • All accepted applicants must attend Phase II orientation or meet with Program Coordinator to fill out your Phase II declaration form and plan of study.
      • Your major status will not reflect Phase II until the form is completed.
        • Failure to have your records updated will cause registration issues
  7. You are responsible for providing accurate information.  
    • If you need to review your grades, you may view your unofficial transcript and Transfer Equivalency Report by logging into Web4U. 

Please see the Chemistry portion of the Catalog for more information about BS Biochem, BS Chem, or BA Chem.

Other Prerequisite Requirements: 

BA and BS Chemistry students planning to enroll in CHEM 461 must complete MATH 224 and PHYS 163 prior to enrolling in Phase II coursework. 
CHEM 333 must be completed for students planning to enroll in CHEM 434/436.

BS Biochemistry students must complete (or be concurrently enrolled) in CHEM 353 before taking CHEM 471.
 
Certification
Please certify that you have read and understand the above policies and procedures regarding this webform.
Do you intend to begin major coursework the subsequent quarter after applying to Phase II?
If you are submitting this application in spring quarter, it should be your intent to begin Phase II coursework in fall quarter (i.e. you plan to be enrolled at WWU and will have completed any necessary prerequisites by that time.)

If you are submitting this application in fall quarter, it should be your intent to begin Phase II coursework in winter quarter (i.e. you plan to be enrolled at WWU and will have completed any necessary prerequisites by that time.)
Please note: priority will be given to applicants who apply one quarter before they intend on enrolling in Phase II classes and have met the prerequisites.