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Resources for denied students

If a degree from the University of Washington is your goal, you’ve got options!

University of Washington’s top 6 admissions questions answered

In this video, Paul Seegert, Director of Admissions on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, answers six of the most commonly asked questions about how competitive it is to get into the UW and how admissions decisions are made.

Explore other UW Campuses

If you have not already done so, consider applying to UW Bothell or UW Tacoma. Either is an excellent choice if a University of Washington degree is your ultimate goal.

UW Bothell

UW Tacoma

Consider transferring from a WA community college

Every year, about 1,500 transfer students enroll at the UW. More than 80% of these students come from Washington community colleges. Priority in the transfer process is given to applicants from Washington community colleges with two years (90 quarter credits) of transferable college coursework. Early planning is key! If you’re nearby, attend a Transfer Thursday session on campus to learn more. Can’t make it to campus? Join us for one of our monthly transfer webinars.

Planning resources

Register for a Transfer Thursday on campus

Reapplying as a transfer applicant

If you choose to reapply to the Seattle campus of the UW, please understand that priority is given to transfer applicants from Washington community colleges with two years (90 credits) of transferable college coursework.

Other Washington institutions

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) provides this comprehensive list, organized by type of institution (public four-year, public two-year, independent, etc.).