UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
Autumn 2009 | Issue No. 16 
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 advisor 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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Jennifer Stock
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Cynthia Anderson
Phil Ballinger
Melissa Bolstad
Renata Cummings
Dave Drischell
Kendra Dupuy
Susan Inman
Beth Jeffrey
Sharmon Kollet
Megan McConnell
Michal Nolte
Amy Oates
Adam Shinn
Lani Stone
Irene Svete

The Transfer eNewsletter is a project of Undergraduate Advising at the Gateway Center.
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Top 5 Tips for Applying to the Foster School of Business

The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle has a competitive admissions process. The admissions process can be daunting and sometimes confusing. We’d like to share our Top 5 tips to help you prepare for your Foster application: Read more...

Welcome from the Editor

Welcome from the editor

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a 5-star Army general and Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe during WWII, once said, “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

Admissions Update

Greetings from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions! We encourage Washington community college students to consider the University of Washington, and they have been very successful at gaining admission. In fact, in each of the past five years, over 30% of all new undergraduates at the University of Washington have been transfer students from Washington community colleges. Read more...

The Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Major

Do you understand the historical factors that lie beneath the current events in the world today? Are you able to see people, cultures, and humanity aside from the politics and breaking news? Do you want to affect change in the world but are not sure where to begin? Read more...

How an Exploration Seminar changed my UW Experience

Did you know that a coconut produces milk, water, and juice? “Yeah...yeah...That’s not new or news,” you might say if you’re like me, living in Seattle with its large Asian/Asian-Pacific-Islander population. But I wasn’t in the International District when I learned how to be a coconut connoisseur. I was in Tahiti on a UW Exploration Seminar. I don’t remember how I found myself in Tahiti. But I do remember why I needed to go there. Read more...

Transfer Thursday: Come plan your transfer!

Transfer Thursday is an event where prospective transfer students can find out about University of Washington admissions processes, departments, financial aid, and other opportunities. It happens every Thursday afternoon. A detailed schedule is available online. Read more...

Summer Research Experience for Students...and Faculty

The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences will offer the Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP) to ten undergraduate juniors and seniors in summer 2010. Community college students who are transferring to any baccalaureate institution by autumn 2010 are eligible to apply. Read more...

For Community College Advisers: UW Transfer Team here to help you

In the past, the advisers in the UW’s Gateway Center have been assigned as liaisons to community colleges around the state. In order to provide UW transfer information to you in a more systematic manner, we have designated a Transfer Team of advisers whom you can contact: Read more...

Chemistry and Biochemistry becoming competitive majors

There are important changes happening in the chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate programs at the University of Washington. Starting spring quarter 2010, entrance into the Chemistry and Biochemistry majors will be by competitive admission and application only. Read more...

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Transfer Student Interview

Interview with Transfer Student Cam Dinh

International Security Option for the Political Science major

The Department of Political Science has added an International Security option for undergraduates interested in an in-depth study of international security. Read more...

Admission to the Chemical Engineering major shifts to spring quarter

Starting spring quarter 2010 the Chemical Engineering Department will admit students through the upper-division pathway for spring quarter instead of autumn quarter. We will maintain our upper-division admission pathway for autumn 2010, but after that the department will admit upper-division applicants for spring quarter only. Read more...

Earn a bachelor's degree in CHID

The Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) is an interdisciplinary program that draws on a wide variety of disciplines to examine the interplay of ideas and their cultural, historical, and political contexts. Read more...

NASA Space Grant Scholarships for Transfer Students

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers scholarships to community college students planning to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics at the University of Washington. Read more...

UW Bothell Updates

Transfer Fair, Nursing Career Advancement Day, Adviser Open House, and New Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies Read more...

New Healthcare Leadership program at UW Tacoma

Healthcare employment has continued to grow despite the recession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is projected to grow by 16% from 2006 to 2016. Those interested in entering the healthcare field, or who are currently in the field, can now earn a Bachelors of Arts in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Washington Tacoma. Read more...

UWT Institute of Technology Launches New Degree Program

The UW Tacoma Institute of Technology is proud to announce the launching of our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology & Systems (ITS) Degree Program. This degree was created to better serve an increasingly technologically savvy student population, the local community, and the specialized computing industry. Read more...

Scholarships for Future Huskies

Information about the Martin Family Foundation, the Jack Kent Cook Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the Morris K. Udall Scholarship, and departmental scholarships... Read more...