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Application instructions

Self-reported coursework

Running Start

College in the High School / Dual Enrollment

International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum

British-style exams and curriculum

Chinese national curriculum

Indian national curriculum

General instructions for first-year international applicants

Running Start

As long as you have not taken any college-level courses after graduating from high school, Running Start students and students with other dual enrollment credits should apply to the University of Washington with the freshman admission application. Running Start, UW in the High School or other dual enrollment classes should be entered in the high school coursework section (9th – 11th Grade Coursework and/or 12th Grade Coursework, as applicable). Be sure to select the box “I took this course at a college and/or I received college credit for this course” to let us know the course is part of Running Start.

Note:

  • Changes to your senior year schedule If you anticipate your senior year schedule might change or you haven’t met with an adviser to make your plans, please let us know in the “additional space” section of the application.
  • Transcripts Transcripts are not required for admission consideration, and we ask that you do not send them unless requested. However, having an unofficial copy in hand may help you complete the application.

Step 1: Add high school & college information

Before you begin entering your coursework, you will need to add your high school information. If you took any classes that allowed you to earn college credit, you will also need to add your college information.

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Note: You do not need to self-report your coursework in the “College Coursework” section. Only report coursework in the “9th-11th Grade Coursework” or “12th Grade Coursework” sections as applicable.

Step 2: High school coursework

Once you have completed the High School Information section of your Coalition Profile, you will be able to start entering high school coursework.

Select the generic course name in the Subject Area drop down menu that best fits your course, then enter the course name as it appears on your transcript. For any class that was part of Running Start or other dual enrollment program, be sure to check the box next to “I took this at a college and/or I received college credit for this course.”

Select “Running Start” in the Type of Course drop-down menu. If you participated in a different program that allowed you to earn college credit, select that program, or select “Other” and type the name of the program in the box below.

College in the High School courses

As long as you have not taken any college-level courses after graduating from high school, students who have earned college credits while in high school should apply to the UW with the freshman admission application. UW in the High School, College in the High School or other dual enrollment classes should be entered in the high school coursework section (9th – 11th Grade Coursework and/or 12th Grade Coursework, as applicable). Be sure to select the box “I took this course at a college and/or I received college credit for this course” to let us know the course is a college in the high school course.

Note:

  • Changes to your senior year schedule If you anticipate your senior year schedule might change or you haven’t met with an adviser to make your plans, please let us know in the “additional space” section of the application.
  • Transcripts Transcripts are not required for admission consideration, and we ask that you do not send them unless requested. However, having an unofficial copy in hand may help you complete the application.

Step 1: Add high school & college information

Before you begin entering your coursework, you will need to add your high school information. If you took any classes that allowed you to earn college credit, you will also need to add your college information.

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Note: You do not need to self-report your coursework in the “College Coursework” section. Only report coursework in the “9th-11th Grade Coursework” or “12th Grade Coursework” sections as applicable.

Step 2: High school coursework

Once you have completed the High School Information section of the Coalition Profile, you will be able to start entering high school coursework.

Select the subject area, then select the class from the closest matching option or choose ‘Other’ if your class is not on the lsit. For any class that was part of College in the High School or other dual enrollment program, be sure to check the box next to “I took this at a college and/or I received college credit for this course.”

Then, in the Type of Class drop-down menu select ‘Other’ and ‘College in the High School’ of the type of course box below.

International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum

Applicants studying International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum will self-report their yearly coursework for grades 9 -12. If you have graduated high school, you will self-report your coursework for grades 10-12.

STEP 1: HIGH SCHOOL COURSEWORK

Once you have completed the High School Information section of the Coalition Profile, you will be able to start entering your high school coursework.

Report your coursework and grades listed on your high school transcript by selecting the appropriate grade level.

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For Type of Class select IB HL or IB SL

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Select the appropriate Subject Area.

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Select the appropriate Class.

 

If your Class title/name is not listed in the drop-down menu select course title with other as an option, for example Math-Other, and write out the course name listed on your transcript.

Select the appropriate Grading Scale. List the lowest and highest possible grade you can receive for a course completed.

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Report your final grades exactly how they listed on your high school transcript. Do not convert your original grades. Check Regular school year for courses completed during the regular academic calendar.

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Review the self-reported information that you have provided.

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British-style exams and curriculum

Applicants studying a British style curriculum, for example, GCSE, IGCSE, SPM, Singapore-Cambridge (O-level), will self-report their yearly coursework for grades 9 -12. If you have graduated high school, you will self-report your coursework for grades 10-12. If you completed (I)GCSE exams, SPM, Singapore-Cambridge (O-level), then enroll in an A-level program, list your in-progress A-level coursework information.

Note:

  • UNOFFICIAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED Scanned unofficial copies of your exam certificate and high school transcripts are required to complete your application.

STEP 1: HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

If your school is outside of the U.S., you will be able to report if the school is an exam-based school. In the Coalition profile, go to High School Information and add your Non-Us Secondary / High School.

After adding your high school name and dates of attendance, select This is an exam-based school.

Then, after filling out all necessary fields, at the bottom of the page, you will see International Exams.

Report all your completed exams.

STEP 2: HIGH SCHOOL COURSEWORK

Report your coursework and grades listed on your high school transcript by selecting the appropriate grade level.

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Select the appropriate Type of Class, Subject Area, and Class

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If your Class title/name is not listed in the drop-down menu select course title with other as an option, for example Language Other Than English-Other, and write out the course name listed on your transcript.

Select Other to provide your Grading Scale. List the lowest and highest possible grade you can receive.

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Select Full Year, then for Final Grade select Other to list your earned grade. Report your final grades exactly how they listed on your international document. Do not convert your original grades.

Review the self-reported information that you have provided.

STEP 3: UPLOAD

After you have finished entering all of your high school coursework, you will need to upload your high school documents in the Upload section of the UW application. Scanned unofficial copies of your exam certificate and high school transcripts are required to complete your application.

Chinese national curriculum

Applicants studying Chinese national compulsory curriculum will self-report their yearly coursework for grade 9 -12. If you have graduated high school, you will self-report your coursework for grades 10-12.

Note: 

  • Unofficial documents are required.
    • Scanned unofficial copies of your high school transcripts are required for grades 9-11.
    • If you have graduated high school, you will provide scanned unofficial copies of transcripts for grades 10-12.

STEP 1: HIGH SCHOOL COURSEWORK

Once you have completed the High School Information section of the Coalition Profile, you will be able to start entering your high school coursework.

Report your coursework and grades listed on your high school transcript by selecting the appropriate grade level.

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Select the appropriate Type of Class, Subject Area, and Class

If your Class title/name is not listed in the drop-down menu select course title with other as an option, for example Language Other Than English-Other, and write out the course name listed on your transcript.

Select the appropriate Grading Scale. List the lowest and highest possible grade you can receive for a course completed.

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Click Semesters if your school has two terms per academic year. If you received a final grade in both terms (term 1 and term 2) check both boxes. If you earned a final grade per term, select One grade per term.

Report your final grades exactly how they listed on your high school transcript. Do not convert your original grades. Click Regular school year for courses completed during the regular academic calendar.

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Review the self-reported information that you have provided.

STEP 2: UPLOAD

After you have finished entering all of your high school coursework, you will need to upload your high school documents in the Upload section of the UW application.

  • Scanned unofficial copies of your high school transcripts are required for grades 9-11.
  • If you have graduated high school, you will provide scanned unofficial copies of transcripts for grades 10-12.

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Indian national curriculum

Applicants studying national compulsory curriculum in India will self-report their yearly coursework for grades 9 -12. If you have graduated high school, you will self-report your coursework for grades 10-12.

Note:

  • UNOFFICIAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
    • Scanned unofficial copies of your 10th year exam certificate and grade 11 transcripts are required to complete your application.
    • If you have graduated, we will require scanned unofficial copies of your 10th year and 12th year exam certificates to complete your application.

STEP 1: HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

If your school is outside of the U.S., you will be able to report if the school is an exam-based school. In the Coalition profile, go to High School Information and add your Non-US Secondary / High School.

After adding your high school name and dates of attendance, select This is an exam-based school.

Then, after filling out all necessary fields, at the bottom of the page, you will see International Exams.

Report all your completed exams.

STEP 1: HIGH SCHOOL COURSEWORK

Report your coursework and grades listed on your high school transcript by selecting the appropriate grade level.

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Select the appropriate Type of Class, Subject Area, and Class

If your Class title/name is not listed in the drop-down menu select course title with other as an option, for example Language Other Than English-Other, and write out the course name listed on your transcript.

Select Other to provide your Grading Scale. List the lowest and highest possible grade you can receive.

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Select Full Year, then for Final Grade select Other to list your overall earned grade. Report your final grades exactly how they listed on your international document. Do not convert your original grades.

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Review the self-reported information that you have provided.

STEP 2: UPLOAD

After you have finished entering all of your high school coursework, you will need to upload your high school documents in the Upload section of the UW application.

  • Scanned unofficial copies of your 10th year exam certificate and grade 11 transcripts are required to complete your application.
  • If you have graduated, we will require scanned unofficial copies of your 10th year and 12th year exam certificates to complete your application.

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General instructions for first-year international applicants

You are an international student if you need an F-1 student visa or have another type of temporary, non-immigrant visa to study in the U.S.

Step 1: Complete your Coalition Profile.

You must complete your Coalition Profile and add the UW to your list of colleges before you can start the UW questions.

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Step 2: UW questions

Select “An International First Year Student” to start the UW international application.

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As you move through the application, you will only be able to complete one section at a time.

 

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Note:  UW essay questions are listed under the Application Questions section.

If you have attended a school outside of the U.S. that follows a national compulsory curriculum, you are required to upload a scanned, unofficial copy of your transcript(s) for grade levels 9 and higher.

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Note: If applicable, submit your academic transcripts in the Uploads section of the UW Application.  If you have your transcripts stored in the Coalition Locker, you must attach them to your UW application. The UW cannot access them from your Coalition Locker.

As you complete a section, they are noted as “Complete,” and the button will be outlined in blue.

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Step 3: Submit

Once you have completed all the section, submit your application, pay the application fee, and you’re done!

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