College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs)
All freshman and transfer applicants are required to meet minimum academic distribution requirements as set by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the faculty of the University of Washington.Learn more about CADRs
Scores from SAT or ACT are required and will also serve to validate English and mathematics CADRs.
SAT or ACT scores are required if English and math CADRs have not been met through college coursework.How to submit scores from SAT or ACT
Do not send high school or college transcripts until you receive a request from the Office of Admissions. The application asks you to provide a detailed account of your academic coursework, and that's all we need to review your application.
Applicants who are admitted and who confirm their intention to enroll at the UW will be required to send a final high school transcript. At that time, the admissions staff will verify that all admission requirements have been satisfied, and the offer of admission will be withdrawn if important discrepancies are discovered.
Final college transcripts are also required for applicants who attended college.
Official homeschool transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline. Official transcripts are also required for any coursework completed at other high schools or regionally accredited colleges.