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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.

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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 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 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.”

Select “College in the High School” 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 course in the box below.
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International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum

If you are studying International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, you should self-report your yearly coursework for grades 9 -12. Include grades/marks for only the years already completed. Do not include predicted grades for courses you are currently studying. If you have graduated high school, you should 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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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 the IB curriculum, select “IB (International Baccalaureate)” as the Type of Course.

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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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Be sure to review the self-reported information that you have provided.

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After you have finished entering all of your high school coursework, you are done.

British-style exams and curriculum

If you studied a British style curriculum — for example, GCSE, IGCSE, SPM, Singapore-Cambridge (O-level) — you should self-report your secondary exam certificate grades as well as any additional coursework completed or projected after these exams.

Note:

  • Reporting coursework non-traditional pathway If you did not study under the traditional British style curriculum pathway, you will also need to self-report all your high school coursework, in addition to your exam grades. For example, if you studied a standard national curriculum for grade 9, transferred to a British style curriculum for grade 10 and completed exams, and then transitioned to A-levels, you will need to self-report your 9th grade courses, your 10th grade exam grades and you’re A-level grades.
  • Reporting coursework If you studied traditional British style curriculum, self-report your exam grades the year you sat for your exam(s). For example, if you studied British style curriculum for grades 9 – 11 and sat for exams at the end of 11th grade, you will list your exam scores only for 11th grade. Do not self-report your yearly coursework information. If you completed these exams then enrolled in an A Level program, you should list your A Level coursework information in addition to your British-style exam grades.
  • Unofficial documents required Scanned, unofficial copies of your exam certificate and/or high school transcripts are required to complete your application.

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 exam certificate(s) and/or high school transcript(s) by selecting the appropriate year.

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If your curriculum has a unique grading scale, select Other to provide the native grading scale.

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For any course you completed on your exam certificate(s) and/or any additional coursework completed or projected after these exams, 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.

Select “Other” in the Type of Course drop down menu, then enter the type of course in the box below.

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Provide your grading scale and list the lowest and highest possible grade you can receive.

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Select “Full Year” to indicate how the class was scheduled.

To report your final grade, select “Other” from the drop down menu, then enter your final grade exactly as it is listed on your exam certificate or transcript. Do not convert your original grades.

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Be sure to review the self-reported information that you have provided.

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Step 2: Upload your transcript

If you participated in a British-style curriculum, you are required to upload scanned, unofficial copies of your high school transcripts in the Upload section of the UW questions portion of your application. The Uploads section will not be available to you until you have started the UW questions.

 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. You will be required to upload scanned unofficial copies of your high school transcripts.

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 exam certificate(s) and/or high school transcript(s) by selecting the appropriate year.

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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.

If you are studying the Chinese national compulsory curriculum, select “Not Applicable” for Type of Course.

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

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Select “Semesters” if your school has two terms per academic year. If you received a final grade in both terms (term 1 and term 2) select “Two” to indicate the length of the class. If you earned a grade per term, select “One grade per term” to indicate how the course is reported on your transcript.

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Report your final grades exactly as they are listed on your high school transcript. Do not convert your original grades. Select “Regular school year” for courses completed during the regular academic calendar.

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Be sure to review the self-reported information that you have provided.

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Step 2: Upload your high school documents

If you studied Chinese national curriculum, you are required to upload scanned, unofficial copies of your high school transcripts in the Upload section of the UW questions portion of your application. The Uploads section will not be available to you until you have started the UW questions.

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Indian national curriculum

If you studied national compulsory curriculum in India, you should self-report your 10th year exam certificate and your grade 11 transcript information. If you have graduated, self-report your 10th year and 12th year exam coursework and grades.

Note:

  • Reporting coursework Self-report your 10th year exam certificate and grade 11 coursework. If you completed CBSE exams, list your overall grades for Class IX (9th Grade), Class X (10th Grade) and high school coursework for 11th grade. If you completed CISCE exams, list your final exam grades for 10th Grade and high school coursework for 11th grade. If you have graduated, self-report your 10th year and 12th year exam coursework and grades.
  • 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 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 exam certificate and high school transcript by selecting the appropriate grade level.

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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.  Next, select “Other” from the Type of Course drop down menu, and write the type of exam you completed in the box below.

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Select “Other” to provide your Grading Scale, and list the lowest and highest possible grade you can receive.

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Select “Full Year” to indicate how your class was scheduled, and select “Other” from the Final Grade drop down menu. Report your final grades exactly as they are listed on your exam certificate or transcript. Do not convert your original grades.

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Be sure to review the coursework information that you’ve provided.

Step 2: Upload transcripts

If you studied national compulsory curriculum in India, you are required to upload scanned, unofficial copies of your high school transcripts in the Upload section of the UW questions portion of your application. The Uploads section will not be available to you until you have started the UW questions.

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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. Still unsure about your status as an international student? Please take our International Applicant Helper Test to find out your status.

Step 1: Complete your Coalition Profile.

You must complete your Coalition Profile 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 Upload 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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