COVID-19 Admissions FAQs

Applicants for 2022 and beyond

How will schedule changes that were a result of my COVID-19 circumstances or changes at my school impact my admissibility to the UW?

At the UW we use a holistic review process which allows our readers to take context into consideration when reviewing applications. Rest assured that unanticipated schedule changes due to COVID-19 will be taken into consideration. If you’re able to, tell us about the impacts in your application.

How will pass/no pass, credit/no credit or A/incomplete grading during the pandemic affect my admissibility to the UW?

If a school changed the grading scale to pass/no pass, credit/no credit or A/incomplete, it will not impact your admissibility to the UW. The holistic review will be able to accommodate all of the various grading policies that school districts implemented in a way that neither advantages nor disadvantages any applicant.
Educators, if your school is able, we recommend designating the change on the transcript so the Office of Admissions is aware when reviewing final transcripts.

Does the UW convert a "pass" to a B grade (3.0)?

The UW does not change a “pass” to a B grade (3.0), and a “pass” does not impact the cumulative GPA in our holistic review.

Are international applicants still required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score?

Yes, international students are required to submit English proficiency exam scores that meet the UW’s admission requirement.