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

Plan your application

Are you considering attending the University of Washington as the next step on your educational journey?


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.

GEODUC Scholars Program Application Now Open!

June 5, 2024, 2:30 pm

The GEODUC Scholars Program is seeking its third cohort of scholars – applications are due Friday, July 12, 2024 by 11:59pm. Students join an immersive, place-based learning community in the San Juan Islands and receive hands-on training to create a novel, independent marine research project. This program supports: The application is short and takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. A letter of recommendation is not required. Program eligibility: If you have any questions, check out their FAQs page or connect with Jane at to answer...

Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship – Now Open!

February 7, 2024, 3:00 pm


Visit the UW on Transfer Thursday

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

Harry Furey-Soper

As a Martin Honors Scholarship recipient, one thing I believe is that it is important for transfer students to be aware of transfer-specific scholarship opportunities, such as the Martin Scholarships or the Washington NASA Space Grant transfer student scholarship. My biggest resource in finding scholarships was just browsing the university website and our Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards. They make opportunities very easy to find!

—Harry Furey-Soper, Pierce College, Aeronautics and Astronautics Major, Autumn 2021 Transfer