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We value the wide lens of our students’ experiences, cultures, talents and sheer brainpower. You aren’t just a GPA and a set of numbers. We want to know more.

What’s my application type?

Freshman, transfer or postbac — what’s the difference? What about Running Start? Let us help.

Freshman Running Start
Transfer Postbac

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Pride points

54 %
WA freshman 3-year average admit rate

76 %
WA community college transfer 3-year average admit rate

Important dates & deadlines

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Autumn application opens Autumn application deadline Autumn notification period
(including Running Start and veterans)
September 1 November 15 March 1–15
(including veterans)
December 15 February 15 May–July
Postbac December 15 February 15 June + July

Admission to majors

Your admission to a major at the UW depends on the major you’re interested in and on your application type.

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Preparing for college

What can you do now to set yourself up for success?

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  • How to submit the strongest application
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