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Transfer application

Follow this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to submit a complete application for transfer admission.

  1. Review major requirements
  2. Personal statement
  3. Send transcripts
  4. Application fee
  5. Sending test scores
  6. Apply now

Are you interested in applying as a transfer applicant for spring quarter? Be sure to review these guidelines.

Make sure you also know what’s not considered.

1. Review major requirements

The process of applying to a major can be complex. Some UW programs require that you enroll at the UW before applying to the major, while others require a separate application in addition to the UW application. Use the MyMajor tool to determine what your major requires.

2. Personal statement

Your personal statement should be a comprehensive narrative essay outlining significant aspects of your academic and personal history, particularly those that provide context for your academic achievements and educational choices. Learn more about format, required and optional elements and tips for writing your personal statement.

3. Send transcripts

A high school transcript and official college transcripts are required components of your application file. Learn more about sending your transcripts, including what makes them official.

4. Application fee

U.S. transfer students

The application fee is nonrefundable, and must be submitted each time you apply. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, to another campus of the UW or to another student.

  • Application fee: $80
  • Fee waivers are available for U.S. applicants (citizen, permanent resident or refugee) with confirmed financial hardship. 

Learn more about the application fee and applying for a fee waiver.

International transfer students

The application fee is nonrefundable, and must be submitted each time you apply. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, to another campus of the UW or to another student.

  • Application fee: $90
  • Fee waivers are not granted to international applicants.

Learn more about the application fee.

5. Sending test scores

U.S. transfer students — SAT/ACT

If you are a U.S. transfer applicant with fewer than 40 transferable credits completed at the time of application, you are required to submit test scores from ACT or SAT. If you have 40 or more transferable credits, submitting your test scores is optional. Learn more about test scores and how to request them.

International transfer students — English proficiency

International students must submit English proficiency test scores that meet the minimum requirement for admission to the Seattle campus of the UW. SAT and ACT exams are not required for international students. Learn more about English proficiency.

6. Apply now

The summer/autumn 2019 application opens December 15. Review the dates and deadlines for additional quarters.

Things we do not consider

No interviews/demonstrated interest

The UW does not conduct formal interviews or consider demonstrated interest in the admission decision.

No letters of recommendation

We ask that you not to send letters of recommendation or other supplemental materials such as drawings, CDs, DVDs, books or other portfolio type items. We will learn everything we need to know about you through your application and essay responses.