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.

Building Networks Foster School Opportunity

October 20, 2023, 8:35 am

Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

October 16, 2023, 1:10 pm

The UW Medicine Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program provides “Bench to Bedside” exposure to students seeking summer lab placements to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. Our hope is that students will be so excited by their work that they will desire to pursue an academic career in research and/or medicine. Our mission is to recruit and educate a wide spectrum of students from diverse backgrounds, including those under-represented in STEM field. We aim to broaden their knowledge base in the...

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

Nick Wolf

"Regular discussions with professors and advisors really helped me to hone in on a path that has purpose and meaning at the end of the day. Talking to general and departmental advisors early and often is one of the best ways to ensure that you will be able to reach a hopeful goal since they have very useful information and resources for you that can increase the likelihood of future success! Having back up plans and exploring different avenues with my advisor helped me to create a path that worked for me."

—Nick Wolf, Shoreline Community College, Earth and Space Science Major, Autumn 2020 Transfer