Academic Planning Worksheet: Communications

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.

In order to be eligible to apply to the Communication major, students must complete a minimum of 10 quarter credits of COM (Communications), including a minimum grade of 2.5 in both COM 200 and a second COM 200-level course.

Minimum GPA of 2.50 in COM (Communications) and all college coursework, including transfer credits, guarantees consideration but not acceptance.

Students are admitted quarterly in autumn, winter and spring. Applications are due one week after the quarter begins. Find more information on the Communications website.


Required courses 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
COM 200 I&S - Introduction to Communication
COM 200 - level course

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 900

Total from Washington community colleges: 132

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 34
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 31
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 36
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 14
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 11
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 5
  • 2.49 and below1

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