Congratulations! Welcome to the UW! We realize it is a big decision. Here are some next steps.
The new student fee is a mandatory, one-time fee that all entering undergraduates pay to confirm their enrollment and reserve a space at the UW. This fee — paid by all new undergraduates —supports many transition programs. Pell eligible U.S. students are able to request a NSEOF deferral.
The official transcripts you send to UW's Office of Admissions will be evaluated and the courses and credits translated into their UW equivalents. The evaluation is generally completed just before your Advising and Registration date, but once it is you can review the evaluation by looking at your Unofficial Transcript in MyUW. Courses that are transferrable but don't have an exact UW equivalent will be posted as "XX" credit. XX-credit courses can be counted toward requirements. In some departments (but not all) this is done automatically.
All students must prove that you are immune to measles before you can attend the UW. Learn more about immunization process and the paperwork required here.
Academic advisers will be available during your A&O session. They are there to help you understand the UW's academic systems, choose a major, and discover campus resources. Depending on your needs, you may see an general, department or program-specific adviser.
Your Advising & Orientation (A&O) session is your official introduction to the University. Because it is critical to getting started at the UW successfully, you can't register for courses until you have attended a session. Visit the First Year Programs website to learn more about your A&O options.
Work Study is a great way to help pay for your education while working part-time. The Federal Work Study and state sponsored Washington State Work Study Programs give you the opportunity to work part-time while going to school. To qualify for Work Study jobs you must demonstrate financial need and have a Work Study award as part of your overall financial aid award.
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. Scholarships, like the Martin Family Foundation Scholarships, are also available specifically for transfer students.
You will want to start checking your UW email regularly as that is the main form of communications. The UW offers two email and calendaring systems available to all students, UW Google Apps and Exchange Online both include email, calendaring, group calendaring capabilities, and contacts.
If you prefer to use are another different email address/account for your communications. You can set up email forwarding so that all your university communications go to that account.
Now that you are officially a husky, you can access Handshake - the UW’s online job and internship database. You can search for internships, part-time and full-time jobs, from your computer or mobile device. Start applying today!
Your time here is short so take advantage of what is available to you. Study abroad is possible if you plan ahead, funding and scholarships are also open to you to pay for your expenses abroad. Research is available to all majors and leadership opportunities are abundant here at the UW.
UW housing application is not available until after you have been accepted. Once you are accepted, be sure to submit your application before the priority date. Dates vary based on admission quarter so check the Housing & Food Services website to learn more.
There are two types of housing options available, 9 month and 12 month housing. 12 month housing provides more apartment style and family housing options. Please note there are different applications and deadlines.