Transferring to the UW

Welcome! Transfer students are an important part of the University of Washington community. Whether you are a prospective applicant, in the process of applying, or a current transfer student, this portal site will connect you to the resources and information you need to be successful.

The Transfer Timeline

Apply to UW

Your research has led you to a place of navigating time lines and managing details.


Accept your offer

Congratulations! Welcome to the UW! Success at the UW comes from active engagement in and out of the classroom.


UW Transfer News

Information and opportunities for prospective transfer students.

Exploring ChemE Careers

January 9, 2023, 4:43 pm

Learn about the many exciting career paths our alumni are pursuing. Each panel focuses on a different field, and all are open to the public. Feel free to join in on the UW campus HRC 155 from 8:30–9:20 a.m. or virtually via Zoom.  Jan 17 Energy & Environmental Engineering Jan 24 Biotech & Biopharm Jan 31 Manufacturing Feb 7 Regulatory & Policy Feb 21 Entrepreneurship Feb 28 Finance & Consulting March 7 Air & Space Learn more and get the zoom link: 

University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center Summer Research Opportunity

December 16, 2022, 1:57 pm

If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM·C labs for 9 weeks.  You will work with a graduate student and faculty to develop a research project, gain training in relevant techniques and instrumentation, collect data, and finally produce a poster and research abstract. Students participate in a weekly seminar on undergraduate research covering research ethics, writing a research abstract, making a scientific poster. Students participate in a weekly Materials Science special interest group in which they read...

Visit the UW

Every week, people who want to transfer to the UW are invited to attend Transfer Thursday. GetĀ familiar with campus, learn about the admission process and other topics such as financial aid and housing, and meet with general academic advisers.

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Student Stories

Lauren Golshan

The UW is amazing and has resources that my community college did not have. I would definitely recommend getting involved and making the most of resources on campus. Joining the Elm Hall Council helped me to feel connected to my residence hall and going to office hours helped to build relationships with my teachers. I also took advantage of the resources at the Career and Internship Center: attending Career Fairs, going through mock interviews and receiving resume critiques. Transferring into the UW is hard at first but totally worth it!

—Lauren Golshan, Shoreline Community College