Academic Planning Worksheet: Asian Studies

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

Admission to this major is open. Students in good academic standing can declare this major at any time. Students may take coursework from multiple regions of Asia for a general concentration or pursue a concentration in China, Japan, Korea, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Major is 50 credits, plus second year college-level language proficiency.

Although admission is open, students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the major before transfer. See department website


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
2 years of relevant modern Asian language or 2nd year college level proficiency in an Asian Language helpful but not required for admission.
JSIS 201 — Making of the 21st Century (May be taken as a transfer course at Bellevue, Edmonds or Shoreline.)
Courses to develop writing skills, social sciences
Introduction to Asian civilization courses

Entering Transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 101

Total from Washington community colleges: 19

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 7
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 2
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 1
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 3
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 3
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 3
  • 2.49 and below0

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