Enrolling in the Department
& Obtaining a Visa
- Epidemiology does not use rolling admissions.
- You will receive an e-mail by March 1 informing you of the decision, along with important information.
- Postdoctoral decisions are usually made last.
- Make sure your junk mail filter will accept email from firstname.lastname@example.org or from
- If you need a more formal admission letter, contact email@example.com with your full name,
the email to which the letter should be sent as a pdf attachment or the postal mailing address, as needed.
- Allow at least 3 weeks lead time.
- We cannot send the letter by express courier.
ACCEPTING AN ADMISSION OFFER
- You will receive an email with a link to a Graduate School website informing you how to accept an admission offer. Follow the link to
- Enrollment requires two more steps:
- Pay the $250 USD Enrollment Tuition Deposit. When you receive the request the Registration Office, return the enclosed
acceptance form to Registration with the required Enrollment Deposit.
- Make note of your student number and do not lose it.
- DO NOT send the deposit to the Graduate School or to Epidemiology.
- If you cannot find your official enrollment deposit request, send a check with the following information on the memo
- Your name, student number, tuition deposit.
- If you don't know your student number, email firstname.lastname@example.org to
- Send check made out to the University of Washington to:
Registrar's Processing Center
249 Schmitz Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
- The deposit will be credited toward tuition or other student fees, such as a bus pass.
- Students will not be able to sign up for UW housing or be able to register until UW has received this deposit.
- A current UW employee who indicated on his/her application form that he/she plans to use the faculty/staff partial tuition exemption will
not be required to pay the enrollment deposit.
- If your full tuition is paid by a fellowship, you may get the deposit back after your first quarter tuition and fees
have been paid in full.
- The $250 is non-refundable if you do not register for the quarter to which you were admitted, except for
extenuating circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, pregnancy, etc.
- If you are considering changing entry quarters or deferring, do NOT pay the deposit until you decide.
See Changing Entry Quarter and Deferral
- Enrollment Deposit Contact Information
- Official Degree Transcript Required by Graduate School:
- You will be required to have an official transcript showing conferral of your degree sent to the Graduate School
directly by your institution.
- Do not have the transcript sent until you receive instructions on your application's status page after you are offered
- The Graduate School will not accept a transcript forwarded by you even if it is in an unopened sealed envelope.
- Your Graduate School Admission Information will inform you which transcript is required if you hold multiple degrees.
- Do not order the transcript until you have completed the degree officially and it shows on your transcript.
- An international student will be required to have a diploma copy attested by the institution which conferred the degree, or the
appropriate officer of the applicable consulate or embassy, if the exact degree title and exact date of conferral are not listed on
- More information:
OBTAINING VISA PAPERWORK
- No visa certificate (I-20 or DS-2019) will be issued until Graduate Admissions receives your Financial Ability Statement
with the required signatures and additional required documentation showing that you have adequate funding.
- Graduate Admissions must have received your TOEFL score directly from ETS (or IELTS or PTE, as applicable).
- Visa paperwork will NOT be issued until UW Registration Office receives your Enrollment Tuition Deposit of $250.
- You will receive a request for the tuition deposit after you accept the admission offer.
- UW will provide a DS-2019 form for a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa only if you are funded by a national government.
- If you are funded by a university, you may petition email@example.com for a J-1 visa. The UW International Student Services Office will decide whether to issue a DS-2019.
- A DS-2019 form will not be provided if you have a privately-funded fellowship.
- UW will not provide H-1B visa paperwork unless you hold a doctorate, even if you are offered a UW job.
- Other US universities have different visa rules; please do not ask for an exception to the UW rules as it will not be granted.
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This page was last updated on
August 16, 2012