Veterans & military families

Our Mission

The University of Washington seeks students who can benefit from its wealth of academic and cultural opportunities and who can contribute to its dynamic energy and rich diversity of experiences. The UW desires to admit students who display qualities that predict academic success and enhance the intellectual and cultural vitality of the university community. The UW considers applicants through a holistic assessment of an applicant’s academic performance and personal qualities and achievements.

Veterans and military personnel bring unique qualities to the UW, and we welcome your interest. The Office of Admissions provides these guidelines to help veterans and military personnel become eligible for admission consideration.

Will My Status as a Veteran Increase My Chances for Admission?

Admission consideration for veterans and other persons eligible to receive VA education benefits is the same as those for other students. However, military service is valuable community service and work experience, both of which are considered in holistic review.

How Do I Enroll at the University of Washington?

Admission to the UW is competitive. To enroll at the UW, prospective students must:

  • Apply for admission by the appropriate application deadline (Of you miss the deadline, you may contact Admissions directly to request a late application review.)
  • Satisfy minimum College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR)
  • Be competitive through holistic review
  • Receive and accept an offer of admission

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