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What’s my application type?

Not sure if you’re a freshman, transfer or postbaccalaureate applicant? Maybe you’re not sure if you’re an international student. The video and descriptions below should help.

Freshman

I am a freshman because I can answer “yes” to at least one of the following statements:

  • I plan to enter the UW in the summer or fall after graduating from high school.
  • I am in Washington state’s Running Start Program, and I plan to enter the UW right after graduating, regardless of how many college credits I have earned or will earn.
  • I have never attended college since leaving high school, regardless of my age or whether I ever graduated. (Taking courses during the summer term immediately following high school graduation doesn’t make you a transfer student.)

International freshman applicants

  • Information. Unless otherwise indicated, the admission policies and procedures for international applicants are the same as those for U.S. applicants. 
  • U.S. or international applicant? You are an international student if you need an F-1 student visa or have another type of temporary, non-immigrant visa. Still not sure? Find out here.

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Transfer

I am a transfer student because I can answer “yes” to all of the following statements:

  • I wish to enter the UW to earn my first bachelor’s degree.
  • I am no longer attending high school, regardless of how old I am or whether I ever graduated.
  • I have completed, plan to complete or will have completed any coursework at a regionally accredited college or university after leaving high school and before enrolling at the UW (excluding the summer term immediately following high school).

International transfer applicants

  • Information. Unless otherwise indicated, the admission policies and procedures for international applicants are the same as those for U.S. applicants.  In particular, please consult this summary of requirements for international transfer students.
  • Application. When you are ready to apply for admission, you will be directed to the international application.
  • U.S. or international applicant? You are an international student if you need an F-1 student visa or have another type of temporary, non-immigrant visa. Still not sure? Find out here.

Apply as a transfer

Postbaccalaureate

I am a postbaccalaureate because, before enrolling at the UW, I have completed, or will complete, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Postbaccalaureate is a matriculated (degree-seeking), undergraduate status at the UW, reserved for students who are working towards a second bachelor’s degree or who are preparing for entrance to graduate or professional school. This status includes UW undergraduates who anticipate earning their first bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a second degree at the UW.

International postbaccalaureate applicants

  • Information. Unless otherwise indicated, the admission policies and procedures for international applicants are the same as those for U.S. applicants.  In particular, please consult this summary of requirements for international students.
  • Application. When you are ready to apply for admission, you will be directed to the international application.
  • U.S. or international applicant? You are an international student if you need an F-1 student visa or have another type of temporary, non-immigrant visa. Still not sure? Find out here.

Apply as postbaccalaureate