International Students

The University of Washington is proud to attract a global student body. About 10% of undergraduates come from outside the United States. Review the sections below to to learn more about minimum admission requirements, admission policies, how to apply, and how the UW makes admission decisions.

English Proficiency (Test Scores)

All international freshmen and transfer students are required to submit English Proficiency test scores. More

SAT and ACT (Optional)

SAT and ACT are not required for international students; however, we encourage freshmen applicants to submit test scores. More

Academic Preparation

Freshmen and transfer applicants must show a minimum level of academic preparation in six subject areas called CADRMore

Academic Performance

Many factors are considered in assessing an applicant's academic background. More

Plan Your Transfer

Transfer credit policies, preparation guides, and specific information for students with previous college coursework. More

Advanced-Level Credit

Policies about AP, IB, A-Level, and other advanced-level credit programs More


We welcome applications from homeschooled students. Please review our guidelines so you're ready to go. More

Money Matters

Review expenses before deciding whether to apply for admission More

Application Review Process

Admission to the UW is competitive. Learn more about how we review applications and the important factors we consider. More

Key Dates + Deadlines

February 15, 2016, was the deadline for international transfer applicants. More


The 2016 application for international students is closed.  More

Application Fee - 80 USD

The application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you submit an application to the UW. More

Writing Section

This is your chance to tell us about yourself through a thoughtful, well-written Personal Statement. More

Apply for the Honors Program?

The University Honors program is a highly competitive interdiscipinary option for undergraduates. More

Letters of Recommendation?

We do not consider letters of recommendation or any other supplementary materials. More


Review how to submit high school transcripts online with your application and where to send official college transcripts. More