Academic Planning Worksheet: Design

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

These majors are capacity-constrained: BDes Industrial Design, BDes Visual Communication Design and BDes Interaction Design. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

Courses Required for Admission to the Design Programs – Interaction Design, Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design

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
Design 166 VLPA – Design Foundations OR introductory design OR drawing classes Art

Additional information

  • Admission is competitive. Transfer students must apply for admission to the UW for autumn quarter.
  • The Design program admits students once a year in autumn quarter. Transfer students must participate in the Design Entrance Workshop in June to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Regardless of major preference, all students interested in the Design programs complete the same initial application process.
  • Details are available online at the department website.
  • It is highly recommended that prospective transfer students attend a preview information session, where they can meet with an academic adviser prior to applying to the UW to discuss the design workshop and selection process. See the events calendar on the department website for preview session dates.
  • Prior to transfer, students may email questions to:

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2021: 170

Total from Washington community colleges: 8

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 3
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 1
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 2
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 1
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 0
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below0

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