By Carlos Williams, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
For autumn 2012, the Seattle campus offered admission to 59.9% of all Washington community college applicants. This compares to offer rates of 59.1% for high school applicants and only 24.2% for applicants from four-year universities. In addition, the offer rate for Washington community college students with 90 or more transferrable credits was 66.5%.
I am often asked by prospective students, "When is the best time to apply to the UW?" In general, the best time to apply is when you are ready to enter your major. For most applicants, that's when they've completed an associate's degree and/or 90 transferrable quarter credits. To help you plan to transfer, there are Academic Planning Worksheets for all of our majors and an online course equivalency guide for each of the Washington community and technical colleges. For more information about these and other important transfer topics (for example, writing your personal essay), please visit the Admissions website for prospective transfer applicants.
You should also consider attending one of our Transfer Thursday information sessions. On Transfer Thursday, you will learn about the admissions application process from one of our staff members. Moreover, many of our academic departments participate in Transfer Thursday by offering information sessions or making academic advisors available for one-on-one advising. Consult the Transfer Thursday webpage for more details.
Top 20 majors requested by enrolled transfer students: Business, Biology, Psychology, Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Art, Biochemistry, Electrical Engineering, Nursing, Economics, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Welfare, History, and International Studies