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

Hergy Mpaande

UW has several resources that all students must know, but I think every first-year student should be aware of resources such as the undergraduate advising office. When I was about to apply for my major, I was advised that I needed to retake a class that I took in college because it didn't transfer as the same class. I talked to my department adviser and he helped me to choose another that filled the requirement and I didn't have to pay for one class twice.

—Hergy Mpaande, Highline College Des Moines, WA