Undergraduate Transfer Students
Eligibility & Deadlines

All transfer students should closely review the Transfer Student information on the University of Washington (UW) Office of Admissions website. Acceptance into the Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC) Major is contingent upon acceptance into the UW. All transfer students interested in applying to the Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC) major must apply simultaneously to both UW Admissions AND the SPHSC Department by the established UW application deadlines.

Eligibility Requirements for the SPHSC Major

Admission to the SPHSC major is competitive. Eligible applicants are required to provide evidence of:

  • Completion of a minimum of 75 credits
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

Please note that demonstration of the minimum GPA guarantees consideration, but not admission into the major.

Additionally, competitive applicants to the SPHSC major should also provide a compelling personal statement which provides evidence of a commitment to entering the major (e.g., prior SPHSC coursework, relevant research, volunteer or observation experience, applicable personal experience, etc.)

Timing Your Application

The SPHSC major is completed over six quarters, typically beginning Autumn quarter of a student’s Junior year. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to time their UW Transfer Applications so they can apply to both the UW and the SPHSC major in time for an Autumn quarter start. While we do accept applications to begin the major in Winter quarter, any students initiating the major later than Autumn quarter of Junior year will likely extend their program of study.

Application Deadlines

Transfer Students can only be admitted to the UW and the SPHSC major during Autumn and Winter quarters. The UW does not admit Transfer Students during Spring or Summer quarter. Please review the UW Office of Admissions website for the most accurate UW Admissions deadlines. Both applications are due to UW Admissions and the SPHSC Department by these published deadlines.

  • Autumn quarter applications are due by 5pm on February 15th
  • Winter quarter applications are due by 5pm on September 1st