Academic Planning Worksheet: Chemical Engineering

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 is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Transfer students must submit two applications: one to the office of admissions and one to the Chemical Engineering.

Major Profile: In the admission decision for this and every major, a wide range of factors are taken into consideration. The profile should not be used to overstate the importance of grades in the admission decision for academic majors but it may offer some guidance as you plan for transfer.

Application deadlines:

Spring quarter

Apply to UW Admissions by: December 15
Apply to the Department by: January 15

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 (“C” grade) minimum GPA in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all the prerequisites. These are minimums; the actual GPA of those admitted is much higher.

To plan your transfer, be sure to utilize the Engineering transfer admission website  and contact the department if you have additional questions. A separate departmental application is required in addition to the UW application for admission. For more information, please visit the department’s website.


Courses required for admission to major 1

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
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 162 NW QSR – General Chemistry
MATH 124 NW QSR - Calculus Analytic Geometry I
MATH 125 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry II
MATH 126 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry III
MATH 307 NW – Introduction to Differential Equations
PHYS 121 NW Q/SR – Mechanics
PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism
5 Credits of English composition C

Additional information

1 Application requirements can have up to two pre-requisites in progress during the time of application (e.g., MATH 307 and PHYS 122).

For transfer students the classes shown are enrollment requirements, not application requirements.

Applicants are considered for admission if they have completed all but two of the required courses and are currently enrolled in those courses at the time of application to the major (e.g., MATH 307 and PHYS 122). See department adviser with questions.

General expectations of academic progress: To be fully prepared for major coursework and to be on-track to complete the degree in a timely manner, students must have completed all admission requirements, as well as the following courses by the start of the autumn quarter following admission: Organic Chemistry I and II (CHEM 237 and CHEM 238, CHEM 223 and CHEM 224, or CHEM 335 and CHEM 336), PHYS 123, AMATH 301 (or CSE 142), MATH 308, CHEM E 310. Students unable to meet the continuation requirement are automatically dropped from the program (appeals for readmission are considered in the case of special circumstances). Applicants should take general education or elective credits as space allows. See department academic adviser with questions related to academic progress.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2019: 169

Total from Washington community colleges: 32

  • Entering transfer cumulative GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 19
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 5
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 5
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 3
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 0
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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