Office of Admissions

Admission policies

Read about holistic review, minimum subject requirements, and other essential policies affecting transfer admission.

Holistic review

Holistic review is an assessment of every transfer applicant’s academic performance and personal qualities and achievements. More

College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR)

Transfer applicants must show a minimum level of preparation in six academic subject areas, completed through high school or college coursework. More

The Transfer GPA

You’ll learn what we count and omit in computing your GPA, and you’ll get the real story on repeats. More

Advanced Placement (AP) policies

AP scores may be submitted only for courses taken while in high school and for tests taken during or within six months after leaving high school. More

International Baccalaureate (IB) policies

The UW encourages and applauds students who have chosen International Baccalaureate (IB) courses as part of their high school curriculum. These courses are challenging and demanding, and we believe they provide excellent preparation for university study. More

A-Level & AS-Level exam policies

The UW encourages and applauds students who have pursued Advanced Level or Advanced Level Subsidiary exams as part of their high school curriculum or through the Cambridge AICE Diploma Program. These courses are challenging and demanding, and we believe they provide excellent preparation for university study. More

Transfer credit policies

What counts? What doesn’t? “Will I be a junior?” It’s all here. More

Washington residency

To be considered a resident for tuition purposes, a student must be a U.S Citizen, U.S Permanent Resident card holder (for at least one year), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), or have a qualifying visa. More

Homeschool policies

We welcome applications from homeschooled students. Please review our guidelines so you’re ready to go. More

Veterans & military families

We’re here to provide information and support to veterans, active duty military, and military dependent students. More