Are you considering attending the University of Washington as the next step on your educational journey? The UW has a lot to offer. Here's how to get started.
Start by reviewing the List of Undergraduate Majors at the UW. Some majors admit students in good academic standing at any time (open), while others have requirements before admission (minimum) or limited capacity for applicants (capacity-constrained).
Some UW majors are capacity-constrained, meaning not all students interested in that major can end up studying it. Many must find an alternative. This tool is designed to help you explore related majors with similar coursework, career opportunities, and topics of interest.
Share your goals of transferring with your academic adviser early on. Work together to identify how you can reach your goals and what will need to be accomplished at your current institution to do so. Download the Transfer Roadmap Worksheet and make sure you don't miss any steps.
Transfer Student Preview Day on Dec 16, 2021 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. is a program for those interested in transferring to the UW for autumn 2022. Registration will open in November, learn more on the admissions website.
Every prospective transfer student should attend a Transfer Thursday session before applying for admission. Find out about the admission process, meet with an adviser, and learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, as well as other topics such as financial aid and housing. Transfer Thursday is also available as a webinar for those unable to attend in person.
Browse the UW's various academic programs. Most departments offer regular information sessions introducing the major and its required courses. Get in touch with departmental advisers to find out when sessions will be offered and to learn more about the program. UAA Advising also has some great general suggestions on how to choose a major.
Print a worksheet for any major(s) you are considering and fill it out as you progress through your college work. Understand how your credits will transfer to the UW. Also check to see how your credits will transfer if you are currently enrolled at a Washington State Community and Technology College using the equivalency guide. For Washington State Community and Technology College students (CTC), use MyPlan to track how your CTC credits will transfer to the UW as well as measure your progress towards a UW degree.
Make sure your intended major offers admission for the quarter you intend to begin attending the UW by consulting MyMajor, an interactive tool for transfer students provided by the Office of Admissions. Then consult this list of application dates and deadlines.
You can use MyMajor, an interactive tool for transfer students, to check the admission policy, curricular options and quarters of application for every UW major.
Stay informed by connecting with your counselor if you have any questions about the application process.
The UW’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is now January 15, rather than February 28. Your FAFSA should be received at the federal processor by January 15, 2020 for priority consideration of all of our aid programs. It is not too late to submit your FAFSA. If your application is submitted after January 15, you will still be considered for federal aid, including Pell Grant and student loans.
UW undergraduates receive about $400 million in financial aid per year. Over 60% of our undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. We know that many families are concerned about their ability to pay for college. This estimator service will give you an estimate of the type and amount of aid undergraduate students in similar financial situations as yours have received to attend the UW.
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Attend an undergraduate class and experience the passion of our faculty, the engagement of our students, and the incredible depth of course offerings you'll find as a UW student. The Admissions Office provides a list of classes that you are welcome to sit in on.