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UW Changes Its Credit Transfer Policy

New Lower-Division Transfer Credit Policy

Starting winter 2005, students may be able to use more than 90 community college credits toward their UW degree. Effective January 24th, 2005, the UW has changed its transfer credit policy in order to comply with recent state legislation requiring universities to treat lower-division credits (i.e., 100- and 200-level) the same whether they come from 2-year or 4-year schools. Read more...

Welcome to Money Issue
of the Transfer eNewsletter

The cost of earning a college education in the state of Washington is rising faster than most students’ ability to pay for it. Given this difficult reality, many of our students need more information about financial resources at institutions of higher education. In this issue, we explore financial aid and scholarship options available at the UW-Seattle for prospective transfer students.

Financial Aid at the UW

Financial aid can go a long way toward helping to make the UW affordable. One-half of UW students receive some form of financial aid, either through grants (which students do not have to pay back) or a variety of loans, which must be repaid. Close to one-fourth of the student body qualifies for Pell Grants, a federal program for low-income college students. Read more...

The Geography Department Profile: Mapping the Terrain

Many people have studied maps and memorized state capitols, but did you know there is a geography of people as well as a geography of physical characteristics like rivers and mountains? The Geography Department offers a lot of different approaches to the study of geography; economic, environmental, medical, cultural, political, and urban geography are all represented in the department. This quarter, we sat down with Rick Roth, the academic counselor for the Geography department, to find out what makes Geography such a fantastic UW department. Read more...

Balance Your Degree with Related Experience

For many students, combining their studies with work is a financial necessity. But did you know that it is also a good career planning strategy? Today’s employers are looking for more than a college degree. Their top job candidates are those who have a degree and related experience. Whether that experience comes through part-time jobs held while going to school, summer jobs, internships, or even volunteer work or extracurricular activities is less important than whether or not the experience is related directly or indirectly to the work you want to do. Read more...

UW-Seattle Campus Tour

The Quad

Come check out a visual slideshow tour of the UW's campus, a pictoral glimpse of university life through campus photos of well known sites of student interest.
Begin the tour.

Admissions Update

Red Square

"Should the Personal Statement really be personal?" This quarter's Admission Update focuses on presenting the context of your admission application by building a successful personal statement. Susan Inman, Lead Amission Counselor and Transfer Outreach and Review Coordinator at UW-Seattle provides helpful tips when writing your statement. Read more...

Connecting Students with Scholarship Resources

The Undergraduate Scholarship Office serves as a clearinghouse of information on merit-based scholarships for current University of Washington students. The Office gathers information on funding opportunities, both local and national, for which University of Washington students can apply. The Undergraduate Scholarship Office (USO) also serves as the nominating office for national scholarship competitions. Read more...

Available Departamental Scholarships

There are literally hundreds of available scholarships for college students. The following is a quick and easy chart of departamental scholarships for a reference of important information in regards to qualifications, rewards, and deadlines.Read more...

SpeakerTransfer Student Interview

Transfer student Joel Emans takes a moment to share his personal experience from transferring from a CC to UW. Go on to hear the audio recording of this eNewsletter interview. Read more...

"Tau Sigma" Spells Success for UW Transfer Students

Successful UW transfer students are getting the recognition they deserve through Tau Sigma, the transfer student honor society. The University of Washington is one of about 32 universities across the country that has recently established Tau Sigma chapters. Read more...

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WINTER 2005 | Issue No. 2