Academic Planning Worksheet: Early Care & Education (online degree program)

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.

Admission is based upon the following criteria:

  • Two-to-three page personal statement reflecting an interest in the early childhood and family studies major and a commitment to learning about the field.
  • Overall academic performance reflected in copies of unofficial transcripts.
  • Other evidence of interest in and commitment to the field (e.g., work experience, volunteer experience or internships).
  • Grades in any completed recommended courses and courses applied to major requirements.

Applications are due October 15 for winter quarter start and April 15 for autumn quarter start. Applications may be considered after that date on a case-by-case basis, depending on program capacity.

For a non-online track, please see Early Childhood & Family Studies.


Courses recommended 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
ECFS 200 I&S – Intro to Early Childhood and Family Studies
English Composition
Foreign Language Requirement

Additional information

  • Prior to admission, students should be working towards completion of the Arts and Sciences general education requirements, including English composition and additional writing, quantitative and symbolic reasoning, foreign language and Areas of Knowledge.
  • For more specific information, please visit the College of Education website.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 126

Total from Washington community colleges: 51

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 4
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 8
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 11
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 7
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 11
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 8
  • 2.49 and below2

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