The Freshman Viewbook is the essential publication for high school junior and seniors — or those who guide them. It begins by answering two key questions about the admissions journey, why here? and why you? It also introduces the UW's unique approach to admission and includes brief sections on majors, money, housing, and visiting our stunning campus and the surrounding region.
This page presents all major Admissions publications in print-friendly, screen-readable Portable Document file (PDF) format. Click on the links below to open, save, or print the file of your choice.
Directions – introduces the UW’s endless variety of majors and opportunities
Explore, analyze, and understand all parts of the planet.
Includes the Foster School of Business as well as economics and construction management.
For pre-med students as well as those interested in professional degree programs in the health sciences, such as nursing and prosthetics and orthotics.
Just like it sounds. And no, there isn't one major for computer geeks at the UW.
Matter that matters. From the farthest reaches of unknown galaxies to the cells that form our bodies, these are the physical sciences.
From anthropology to women studies, this booklet contains one of the largest array of majors, as well as helpful hints on how to "be" pre-law.
Fine, visual, and performing arts, as well as architecture.
The TAP is the essential publication for prospective transfer students. This 32-page booklet offers sections on majors and academic planning, UW admission policies and requirements, application timelines and procedures, transfer credit policies, financial aid, and campus visits. It also includes a resource guide to academic and student services and workbook items to keep you focused.
For International Freshmen
An essential tool for counselors and advisers who work with international students, this document provides the facts and figures you need in one handy two-page pdf. One page offers Quick Facts about the UW: rankings, the university, students, Seattle, and academic programs. The other page summarizes Admisson — requirements, application checklist, recent statistics — and lists the total cost of attendance.
This 16-page booklet is the essential starting place for prospective international freshmen and their families. It introduces the amazing opportunities available at the UW, explains admission policies, and provides the latest information about academic majors, housing options, cost of attendance, and the UW's rankings and status as a premiere research university.
For International Transfer Students
The essential publication for applicants who will need a visa to study in the U.S. Also for those who are already in the U.S. under an F, B, H, J, L, or M visa.
International Application for Freshman and Transfer Students