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Postbaccalaureate

Fall leaves

Postbaccalaureate (postbac) is a matriculated status reserved for students who are working toward a second bachelor’s degree or preparing for entrance to graduate or professional school. Only a small number of applicants are admitted every quarter as postbacs because the UW’s primary commitment is to undergraduates who are completing a first bachelor’s degree. Key dates…


English proficency

English proficiency for international postbaccalaureate applicants International students are required to submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the UW’s minimum English proficiency requirement. Strong applicants will demonstrate a higher level of English proficiency and will have attained the recommended score (see the table below) to be exempt from the UW’s Academic English…


How to apply

Postbaccalaureate application Select a major Statement of purpose Application fee Sending transcripts English proficiency (international students only) Apply now Select a major As a postbaccalaureate applicant, you must indicate your intended major or goal for postbaccalaureate study on the application for admission (examples: History, pre-med, preparation for graduate school in psychology). Your application will not…


Dates & Deadlines

Freshman Transfer Postbaccalaureate Freshman September 1: UW section of the Coalition Application opens The Profile is always open. October 1: FAFSA + WASFA opens November 15: application deadline for summer and autumn quarters December 31: test score deadline for summer and autumn quarters January 15: FAFSA + WASFA priority date March 1-15: admission decision notification…


What’s My Application Type

What’s my application type? Not sure if you’re a freshman, transfer or postbaccalaureate applicant? Maybe you’re not sure if you’re an international student. The video and descriptions below should help. Freshman I am a freshman because I can answer “yes” to at least one of the following statements: I plan to enter the UW in…