Academic Planning Worksheet: Astronomy

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major has minimum requirements. PHYS 121, PHYS 122, PHYS 123 (or transfer equivalent; may be presently enrolled in PHYS 123) with a 2.00 cumulative GPA in physics classes; and either [MATH 124, MATH 125, and MATH 126] or [MATH 134 and MATH 135] (or full transfer equivalent; may be presently enrolled in MATH 126 or MATH 135).

Admission is twice each year. Application deadlines are the third Friday of autumn and spring quarters. Winter quarter transfer admission: Students transferring to the UW in autumn or winter quarter may also apply the third Friday of winter quarter.

Visit the program website for more information.


Courses Required for Admission to Major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking, or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.


UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
PHYS 121 NW QSR - Mechanics
PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism
PHYS 123 NW - Waves
One of the following MATH series:
    MATH 124 NW QSR - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
    MATH 125 NW - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
    MATH 126 NW - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
    OR MATH 134 NW QSR - Accelerated [Honors] Calculus
    MATH 135 NW - Accelerated [Honors] Calculus

Entering Transfer GPA

Undergraduates in Astronomy, as of Autumn 2019: 115

Total from Washington community colleges: 27

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 8
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 7
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 4
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 4
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 3
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below: 0


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