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:

  1. Satisfactory progress toward completion of general education requirements
  2. Admission is capacity constrained, based on the following criteria.Completion of requirements does not guarantee admission.
    1. 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.
    2. Overall academic performance reflected in copies of unofficial transcripts.
    3. Other evidence of interest in and commitment to the field (e.g., work experience, volunteer experience or internships).
    4. Grades in any completed recommended courses and courses applied to major requirements.
    5. Completion of at least 45 transferable credits.
  3. Application deadlines are posted on the website. Applications may be considered after the deadline on a case-by-case basis, depending on program capacity.
  4. This is a limited admission program. Students admitted to Early Care & Education program are not allowed to transfer to another onsite or online major/degree program or complete a minor without reapplying to the UW through the normal admission review process
  5. Students accepted into the major typically have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum grade of 2.0 for any prior college coursework that may be applied toward the major.

Information sessions: Offered to learn more about the major and how to apply. See schedule for details. For further information, visit Early Care & Education .

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




Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2019: 13

Total from Washington community colleges: 6

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

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