Academic Planning Worksheet: English

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of pre-requisites does not guarantee admission.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all English coursework taken is required for this major.

Transfer students must be enrolled at the UW before applying. Students apply to the English Advising Office in A2B Padelford during the first three weeks of autumn, winter and spring quarters.


Courses required for admission to the major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
Completion of ENGL 202
ENGL 283 OR transfer equivalents (Creative Writing Option)
ENGL 284 OR transfer equivalents (Creative Writing Option)

Additional information

ENGL 202 is usually taken after transfer to the UW. Spaces are reserved for new transfer students in autumn, winter and spring in this pair of courses.

Additional requirements for admission to the creative writing option

  • Admission to the English major and completion of ENGL 283 (beginning verse) and ENGL 284 (beginning short story) or transfer equivalents.
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript and a writing sample of 3–5 poems and 5–10 pages of fiction (preferably a complete story) to the Creative Writing office (B-25 Padelford) during the first three weeks of autumn and spring quarters.
  • Admission is competitive. Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • English 283 and 284 or transfer equivalents.

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 399

Total from Washington community colleges: 69

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 21
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 19
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 16
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 7
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 4
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below1

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