Academic Planning Worksheet: Education, Communities & Organizations

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 on the following criteria:

  1. Satisfactory progress toward completion General Education requirements; minimum 45 credits
  2. Completion of the following course:
    1. EDUC 280 (minimum 2.0 grade)
    2. English composition course (minimum 2.50 grade)
  3. 2.50 minimum overall GPA
  4. Admission essay: Applicants will submit their responses to the following admission essay prompts. Each response must be 250 words or less. All materials submitted must be
    written and edited by the applicant, only.

    • Have you experienced, witnessed, or learned about injustices in your educational journey? Please describe. How will the ECO major help you understand these injustices? Required for all applicants.
    • The ECO major requires a year-long internship working with a community partner. How do you think this service-learning experience will enhance your educational experience? Required for all applicants.
    • The ECO major helps to empower students and graduates to make positive changes in educational and community settings. What are some of the positive changes you would like to work towards in these settings? Required for all applicants.
    • Low-scholarship exceptions: Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements listed in Admission Criteria will submit a short, written explanation for grades or GPA below the minimum. Applicants should also include any steps taken to sustain higher levels of academic performance. Applicants who do not meet these minimums are encouraged to still apply. This question is only required for applicants who have not met the GPA minimum requirements.

Applications are due October 15 for winter quarter start and April 15 for autumn quarter start. See schedule at ECO Admissions. For further information, see: Education, Communities and Organizations .


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
EDUC 280 - Introduction to Education, Communities, and Organizations: Re-envisioning Education
English Composition

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2019: 309

Total from Washington community colleges: 24

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 3
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 3
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 7
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 5
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 5
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below0

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