Current WWU Student


Applying to Fairhaven College

Are you a current Western student interested in pursuing an Interdisciplinary Concentration at Fairhaven College? Are you interested in completing the Fairhaven College Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum in lieu of  Western's General Undergraduate Requirements? All Current Western students interested in transitioning into the Fairhaven College curriculum must apply for admission to Fairhaven College. 

Fairhaven College Deadlines

Fairhaven College accepts applications on a quarterly basis, with preference given to applications received by the following dates:

Required Application Materials

  • Fairhaven College Online Admissions Application Form 
    • Application Essay
      • Essay prompt: describe your educational goals, academic interests, and the reason you are applying to Fairhaven College. The best length for the essay is whatever length it takes you to respond to the prompt in its entirety. If the essay you used for your   Western application addresses these components, you can upload the same essay.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation/Reference 
    • Send our Letter of Recommendation Form to your recommenders to complete.
    • We accept Letters of Recommendation from teachers, counselors, faculty members, internship or employment supervisors. No personal references are accepted. At least one of your recommenders should be a teacher or faculty member who has interacted with you in a classroom environment. Letters must be written within the past year.

Interviews & Decisions

Interviews will be scheduled upon receipt of all application materials and can be done in person at Fairhaven College or by phone. Please specify your interview preference in your application. Interviews are usually no more than 30 minutes and give us an opportunity to learn more about your interests and why you would like to be a Fairhaven College student. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about Fairhaven College. 


If your questions can't be answered in our Frequently Asked Questions, please contact our Admissions Office at (360) 650-2123 or e-mail questions to