Transfer Students

Every transfer applicant is reviewed thoroughly and holistically. Begin your journey with a look at the factors we use in comprehensive review. Good preparation for your intended major is the best preparation for admission. Many students complete their first two years at a community college and then transfer to the UW to complete a bachelor’s degree. More

Our Goals & Priorities

Learn who has priority in transfer admission, how we view those with <1 year of college. More

Plan for a Major

How to work on a major, general requirements, and perhaps also an associate degree before you transfer. More

Academic Planning Worksheets

There's a worksheet for every major. Complete yours before applying for admission. More

Equivalency Guide

The essential resource for students transferring from Washington community colleges. More

Transfer Credit Policies

What counts? What doesn't? "Will I be a junior?" It's all here. More

College Academic Distribution Requirements

Yes, all transfer applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of preparation in six subject areas, called CADRMore


We welcome applications from homeschooled students. Please review our guidelines. More


We have info and tips for veterans, active duty military, and military dependent students. Let us help. More

Key Dates & Deadlines

Admission for autumn and summer 2015 is now closed. More


The online application for summer and autumn 2015 is closed. More

Application Fee

It's $60. And for students with a confirmed financial hardship, waivers are available. More

Applying for a Competitive Major?

These majors have additional admission requirements and a selective screening process. More

Write a Great Personal Statement

Your goal: a comprehensive narrative essay outlining significant aspects of your academic and personal history. More

Send Test Scores?

SAT or ACT scores required only for applicants with fewer than 40 college credits. More

Send Transcripts

Official high school and college transcripts are required as part of your application file. More

Financial Aid?

February 28, 2015, is the deadline to submit the FAFSA for all quarters of academic year 2015-16. More

The Transfer GPA

We tell you exactly what we count and what we don't — and give you the real story on repeats. More

English Language Proficiency

Look ahead: You may want to satisfy this requirement with a test score. More

Top 10 Questions

What exercise and fitness opportunities are available to students?

Free to students, the UW has an amazing Intramural Activities (IMA) building located north of Husky Stadium.

In additional to magnificent views of Lake Washington and the mountains, the IMA includes:

  • Six tons of workout machines
  • Indoor jogging track
  • Swimming Pool
  • Squash, tennis, & racquetball courts
  • Climbing facility with 5,800 sq ft. of climbing surfaces
  • Students can also participate in more than 50 club (including tae kwon do, lacrosse, sailing, and Ultimate Frisbee) and intramural (including bowling, badminton, and flag football) sports at the IMA.

How safe is the UW campus?

For a small city of 60,000 -- 40,000 students and 20,000 faculty and staff -- within the larger city of Seattle, the UW campus is an extremely safe place to be. The UW compares favorably with other urban universities.

The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) is one of only 47 university or college police departments nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. It employs 53 police officers who are fully commissioned by the State of Washington and have the same authority as other law enforcement officers. UWPD has primary responsibility for law enforcement on the campus and works closely with the Seattle Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State.

Officers patrol the campus on a 24-hour basis and staff a detective division, a traffic unit, the Residence Hall Patrol, a unit specifically assigned to the residence halls, and a Crime Prevention Unit which offers a variety of programs and services on personal and property protection to the campus community.

The UW is committed to Safe Campus principles.

I am interested in studying abroad. What opportunities are available at the UW?

Truly a life-altering experience, the UW offers the largest study abroad program on the West Coast, with more than 1,200 undergraduates choosing among 350 program options to 60 different countries every year.

No longer just for language majors, students in just about any academic program can participate. Programs last anywhere from a few weeks to an entire academic year. Financial aid, scholarships, insurance, etc. often remain intact for those students who desire to go abroad.