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Thank you for your service to our country. At the UW we recognize that veterans and military personnel bring unique qualities to campus, and we welcome your interest in joining our diverse community. Admission consideration for veterans and other persons eligible to receive VA education benefits is the same as those for other students. However, military service is a valuable community service and work experience, both of which are considered in the holistic review.

Not sure if you’re a freshman or transfer student? Let us help.

Admission to the UW is competitive. To enroll at the UW, prospective students must:

  • Apply for admission by the appropriate application deadline. If you miss the deadline, you may contact the Office of Admissions directly to request a late application review.
  • Satisfy minimum College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs) if applying with less than 40 transferrable college quarter credits or more at the time of application.
  • Be competitive through holistic review
  • Receive and accept an offer of admission

Veterans education benefits

As a veteran, active duty member or a military dependent, you may be entitled to VA benefits, tuition reductions or tuition assistance programs while enrolled at the UW.

The VA’s website is also a great starting point and resource for determining what VA educational benefit is best for you.

Questions about the admission process and being a strong applicant? Contact Carlos Williams, Assistant Director of Admissions, at