UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
Spring 2007 | Issue No. 9 
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.

University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall

Every Thursday 1:00 - 4:00.
Admissions sessions
begin at 2:30!

For more information:
(206) 543-2550 or click here.

Megan McConnell

Jennifer Stock
Technical Designer

Philip Ballinger
Sherry Chavoya
Todd Herrenkohl
Megan McConnell
Shayla Miles
Jessica Salvador
Clay Schwenn
Scott Winter
Kurt Xyst

The Transfer eNewsletter is a project of the UW Undergraduate Advising Gateway Center.
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A Minor in What??? UW Minors You May Not Have Heard About

In order to graduate from the UW, students are required to complete a major. Minors are not required, but they can enhance a student’s educational experience considerably. Read more...

Welcome from the Editor

Welcome from the editor

Welcome to the last installment of the Transfer eNewsletter for the 2006-2007 academic year. For many of you, your time at the community college is coming to an end this quarter and you will arrive here at the UW in the fall. Don’t forget to sign up for an Advising & Orientation date as soon as you get your acceptance and send in your confirmation deposit! Read more...

Upcoming UW and Departmental Application Deadlines


Running Start: Freshman or Transfer?

The Running Start Program allows academically qualified 11th- and 12th-graders the opportunity to enroll in certain Washington colleges for college credit. Because of confusion about whether students should apply as freshman or transfer, we offer a reminder of our policy. Read more...

Spanish Department Changes Admission Requirements

Until recently, students had to have completed two English composition courses in order to be eligible to apply. Read more...

Transfer Applicants: Unfolding the Meaning Behind 30%, 60%, 80%

The University of Washington Seattle is firmly committed to ensuring that at least 30% of new undergraduates every year come from Washington community colleges. Read more...

School of Social Work Offers New Major: Community, Leadership, and Social Justice

The Community, Leadership and Social Justice (CLSJ) degree prepares students to become scholar-activists who are informed world citizens with the capacity and commitment necessary to promote human welfare. Students acquire the understanding and competencies required to promote social justice, multiculturalism, and human welfare across the lifespan. Read more...

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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program was established to enable community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Read more...

Transfer Student Interview

Interview with Transfer Student Lea Young.

10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Happening May 18

Prospective transfer students and advisers are invited to attend the Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 18, 2007, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall at the University of Washington, Seattle. Read more...

Childcare Assistance Program Application Deadline Coming Up

The University of Washington Childcare Assistance Program for Students provides financial assistance to help pay childcare costs for the children of students. Childcare Assistance applications for 2007-2008 are now available, and the deadline for filing them is May 31, 2007. Read more...

UW Advising Podcast: You Don't Have to Wait to Start Thinking Like a Husky

A world-leader in education and research, the University of Washington is now leading the country with new advising technology to serve our future students. The award-winning (and free!) University of Washington Advising Podcast now gives transfer students a way to listen in on conversations about the most frequent and pressing academic issues - and at a time and place convenient for you. Read more...

Outside the Classroom: Connecting with Campus

Coming to the University of Washington was one of the most daunting experiences of my life. One hears these tales of how huge the UW is – “36,000 students, up to 50,000 people on the campus on any given weekday, over 200 clubs, etc.,” and walking around campus for the first time, it seems a sea of never-ending buildings, people, and opportunities. Read more...

Mechanical Engineering Changes Programming Requirement

Beginning autumn of 2008, students entering the UW department of Mechanical Engineering will no longer be required to take CSE 142, Computer Programming I. In place of CSE 142, the department will require AMATH 301, Beginning Scientific Computing. AMATH 301 will be a graduation requirement. It will not be required for admission to the program. Read more...