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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 Veteran

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Admissions Statistics

WA freshman 3 year average admit rate
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 1 – June 30
Postbac December 15 February 15 June 1 – July 31

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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The UW strives to enroll undergraduate classes rich in intellectual abilities, academic commitments, and diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and talents—all of which contribute to a stimulating educational environment.
Paul Seegert Director of Admissions —