UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
Spring 2014 | Issue No. 26 
Thinking about transferring to the UW? If you are, Transfer Thursday is your gateway to transfer information. At a Transfer Thursday session, you can speak to an admissions counselor who will tell you all about applying to the UW. You can also meet with an undergraduate academic adviser who will help you prepare for your intended UW major. Bring your questions and your unofficial transcript(s). It’s one-stop shopping for the prospective transfer student.

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The Backup Major

The main advantage of choosing a backup major is that it allows UW Admissions to consider you for admission should you not get into your first-choice major. Otherwise, you run the risk of not being admitted into the UW. Read more...

Welcome from the Editor

Welcome from the editor

Spring has finally arrived and our beautiful campus is in full bloom. Baby ducks are swimming in Drumheller Fountain and navigating the duckling ramp in and out of the pond. Read more...

Get Your Research On!

The University of Washington offers research experiences in all fields to undergraduates, and many students point to these experiences as among the most powerful they have as undergraduates, helping them to develop transferable skills and knowledge that complement their coursework and that prepare them for competitive post-graduation employment and education. Read more...

7-Quarter BLA Approved

The Department of Landscape Architecture has revised curriculum so that admitted students may earn a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) in seven quarters—two academic years plus the Summer Quarter between—along with the traditional nine quarter/three academic year degree schedule. Read more...

Biology Admission Requirements Changing

Beginning Summer 2014 admission to the BA and BS Degrees offered by the Department of Biology will be by competitive application process. Read more...

Change the Big Picture with a BASW

The undergraduate program in social welfare combines classroom learning, community service, and 480 hours of supervised field experience. Read more...

Engineering Out of the Box

There is as engineering program outside of the College of Engineering—Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Like all the other UW Engineering programs, it is ABET accredited, and has very similar two year transfer requirements to other engineering programs. A complete guide to required courses can be found online.

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New Arctic Studies Minor at the UW

The Arctic is one of the most critical emerging regions of the world. The environmental, social, economic, and political changes occurring in the Arctic present challenges in both the natural and social sciences. Read more...

New Integrated Social Sciences degree

With classes starting in September 2014, the University of Washington (UW) is now enrolling the first cohort of students in a new, fully-online Bachelor of Arts degree completion program in Integrated Social Sciences (ISS).

What's New in English?

English advising has taken on the advising duties for four majors and is now known as the Undergraduate Advising Center for Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, and English. Read more...

Scholarships for Future Huskies

The following are four scholarships that provide community college transfer students with opportunities to fund their transfer to the University of Washington. They are the Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship, the Martin Achievement Scholarship, The Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarship, and the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Read more...

UW Bothell: New STEM Degrees

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at UW Bothell is pleased to announce that three brand new Bachelor degrees in the STEM fields are coming to UW Bothell for Autumn 2014: Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry. Read more...

UW Bothell: New STEM Building

Construction is nearly complete on the newest addition to the UW Bothell campus - Discovery Hall. This $68 million building will house programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and will accommodate more than 1,000 students and increase the number of STEM graduates in the Puget Sound region.

UW Tacoma: Online Criminal Justice Major

UW Tacoma's innovative Criminal Justice Major emphasizes social justice, diversity, community partnerships, systems thinking and skill development.

UW Tacoma: New Minors and Certificates

Religious Studies, Restoration Ecology, and Sustainability