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IB – Archive

International Baccalaureate (IB) The UW encourages and applauds participation in IB as part of the high school curriculum. These courses are challenging and demanding, and we believe they provide excellent preparation for university study. Policy overview In most cases, five quarter credits (or more) are awarded for Higher Level subjects in which the student has…


AP – Archive

Advanced Placement (AP) – archived page The UW encourages and applauds participation in AP as part of the high school curriculum. These courses are challenging and demanding, and we believe they provide excellent preparation for university study. Submitting your AP test scores The easiest way to ensure that the UW receives your AP scores is…


Completing Art

Completing Art (This page is only for students who were notified by email that they have not completed the UW’s admission requirement in the Fine, Visual, or Performing Arts.) The offer of admission you received is made with a provision: You must complete this requirement once you enroll at the UW. Please pay attention to this…


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Friday Harbor

Why do thousands of Californians make the University of Washington their home? The connections between UW and California are long and strong, fueled by a shared sense of West Coast culture, a zeal for the outdoors, and a passion for discovery. Californians who choose the UW want to embark on a new adventure, live in…


Send transcripts

Send transcripts What Is An “Official” Transcript? A college transcript is official if it bears the authorizing signature and the official seal of the issuing institution and is: sent directly by the school to the Office of Admissions or sealed in a school envelope and mailed or delivered to Admissions by you. If you open…


Alternatives to the English requirement for admission

Alternatives to the English Requirement for Admission The English subject requirement for admission applies to all freshmen and transfer applicants and cannot be waived. It may be satisfied by coursework completed in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, countries where English is recognized as the primary language of instruction. Additionally,…


Alternatives to the English Requirement

Alternatives to the English Requirement for Admission The English subject requirement for admission applies to all freshmen and transfer applicants and cannot be waived. It may be satisfied by coursework completed in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, countries where English is recognized as the primary language of instruction. Additionally,…


Transfer guidelines for special admission & appeal

Transfer guidelines for special admission & appeal Who can petition? Applicants who have been denied may write a letter of petition requesting special consideration if they believe there are extenuating circumstances not explained in the Personal Statement, or if they believe an error has occurred in the initial evaluation. When do I petition? You may…


Holistic review

Holistic review While we look at many factors in reviewing applications for admission, academic preparation and performance are still primary. Preparation & performance Indicators of preparation and performance include: An overall strong level of academic achievement, as demonstrated by GPA, rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores and academic distinctions Taking advantage of college-preparatory courses during…


Freshman guidelines for special admission & appeal

Guidelines for special admission & appeal The University’s admission policies must comply with Washington State regulations and faculty-authorized requirements. It is the responsibility of the Office of Admissions to apply these standards consistently and fairly. The faculty recognizes, however, that exceptions should be granted occasionally for students in unusual situations. Who can appeal? Any denied…



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