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Due to COVID-19, many University representatives are presenting remotely via Zoom or working on a hybrid schedule during our regular Transfer Thursday hours. Please check the calendar below for details.

For University-wide updates on the coronavirus, please visit Visit Seattle also has resources about COVID-19 for anyone traveling to the city.

Every week, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to attend Transfer Thursday. Held in various locations on the Seattle campus, programming for the day includes information about the admission process and other topics such as financial aid and housing. It also includes one-on-one time with general academic advisers.

In addition to these regular sessions, information sessions are offered on Thursdays by different academic programs and departments. These vary from week to week, as do departmental advising drop-in hours. Consult the schedules below to choose a Thursday that's best for you.

We encourage you to register. This will ensure that space is available on the day you want to attend, and allow us to communicate with you.

Transfer Thursday is not held on state holidays.

Because Running Start students use the freshman application, Transfer Thursday is not relevant to them; instead, they should consult directly with the Office of Admissions. Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation session rather than attending Transfer Thursday.

The Admission Process

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

HUB 106 / Sign up here: Transfer Thursday

A representative of the Office of Admissions will discuss core subject requirements, the personal statement, academic planning worksheets, and the comprehensive review process.

Can't attend this in-person? See the calendar for the Tuesday Admissions Webinar here

Drop-In General Advising

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

In-Person: 141 Mary Gates Hall / Virtual: Please join via our virtual Zoom Meeting Room here.
*Thursday, March 23rd drop-in advising will be held virtually only (Physical office closed).

Due to risks due to COVID-19, Advisers are available to meet remotely via Zoom and in person during our regular Transfer Thursday hours. For University-wide updates on the coronavirus, please visit

Academic advisers will work with you to compare and contrast different majors, assess their admission requirements, and evaluate your interests in various areas. Bring your transcripts to help facilitate these discussions.

Departmental Information Sessions

Times and locations vary

Before and after the presentation by the Office of Admissions, you can find out more about the majors and minors you're interested in by attending departmental information sessions. If the major or program you're interested in does not offer an information session (or drop-in advising), you're encouraged to schedule an appointment with the department adviser.

Departmental Drop-In Advising

Times and locations vary

If you are certain of your intended major, we encourage you to work directly with your academic department rather than a general adviser. The departments listed offer drop-in hours for transfer students on most Thursdays. If the major or program you're interested in does not offer drop-in advising (or a departmental information session), you're encouraged to schedule an appointment with the department adviser.

Connect with other UW offices

Times and locations vary

These are other UW offices that offer information sessions and/or drop-in hours on Thursdays.