UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
Autumn 2013 | Issue No. 25 
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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Admissions Update

By Carlos Williams, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

For autumn 2013, the Seattle campus offered admission to 57.3% of all Washington community college applicants. This compares to offer rates of 55.2% for high school applicants and only 15.1% for applicants from four-year universities and non-Washington community colleges. The offer rate for international transfer students from Washington community colleges was 54%. This compares to 38.5% for all international transfers.

In general, the best time to apply the University of Washington 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, we have created tools such as the Academic Planning Worksheets and the online course equivalency guide for each of the Washington community and technical colleges. You can find out more about these tools and other important transfer information by visiting the Admissions website for prospective transfer applicants.

I also highly recommend that you attend one of our Transfer Thursday information sessions. On Transfer Thursday, you will learn about the admissions application process from one of our staff members. There are separate admission information sessions for international applicants as well. 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 website for more details.

Top 20 majors requested by enrolled transfer students

Business, Biology, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, Communication, Nursing, Economics, Biochemistry, On-line Early Childhood & Family Studies, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, English, Art, Mathematics, Political Science, Architecture, Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Early Childhood & Family Studies.

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