Academic Planning Worksheet: Material Science & Engineering

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. Transfer students must submit two separate applications: one to the Office of Admissions and one to the major.

Application deadline

Autumn admission: April 5

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 minimum GPA in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all the prerequisites. Completion of 64 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required. These are minimums; the actual GPA of those admitted is much higher. To plan your transfer, be sure to utilize the Engineering transfer admission website, and contact the department if you have additional questions. A separate departmental application is required in addition to the UW application for admission.


Courses required 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
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry
    CSE 142 NW QSR – Computer Programming I
    Or AMATH 301 NW – Beginning Scientific Computing
MATH 124 NW QSR - Calculus Analytic Geometry I
MATH 125 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry II
MATH 126 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry III
MATH 307 NW – Intro to Diff Equations
PHYS 121 NW Q/SR – Mechanics
PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism
MSE 170 NW - Fundamentals of Materials Science
English composition C

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 136

Total from Washington community colleges: 16

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 4
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 9
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 1
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 0
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 2
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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