Academic Planning Worksheet: Psychology

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:

  • Preparation for a major in psychology as indicated by the grades earned in courses required for admission.
  • Psychology prerequisites must have a minimum 2.0 grade in each class and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for three PSYCH courses.
  • Emphasis is placed on the cumulative GPA for the three psychology prerequisites (101, 202 and 209).
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all schools attended.

The application deadline is the first Friday of autumn, winter, spring and summer quarters. Applications and additional information are available on the department website or in Guthrie Hall 119A.


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
One of the following MATH courses, with a minimum grade of 2.0:
    MATH 111 NW QSR — Algebra with Applications
    OR MATH 112 NW QSR — Business & Economics Calculus
    OR MATH 120 NW — Pre Calculus
    OR MATH 124 NW QSR — Calculus Analytic Geometry I
PSYCH 101 I&S — Intro to Psych
PSYCH 202 NW — Biopsychology
PSYCH 209 — Psychological Research

Additional information

  • Students may fulfill math requirement with test scores that place them in MATH 112, MATH 124 or higher.
  • Please note that students taking pre-calculus at their transfer institution must complete BOTH Pre-Calculus I and Pre-Calculus II to satisfy the admission requirement for the psychology major.
  • Admission is competitive. Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee admission to the department.

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 950

Total from Washington community colleges: 138

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 38
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 26
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 22
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 32
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 13
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 6
  • 2.49 and below1

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