WINTER 2005 | Issue No. 2 

Transfer Thursdays

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 to 4:00.

Admissions sessions
begins at 2:30!

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


James Meadows

Jamie Yaptinchay
Technical Designer

Contributors to this Issue:
Terry Hill
Susan Inman
Beret Kischner
James Meadows
Mona Pitre-Collins
Bethann Pfugeisen
David Sayrs
Clay Schwenn
Susan J. Templeton
Jamie Yaptinchay

The Transfer eNewsletter is a project of the UW Undergraduate Advising Gateway Center.

Gateway Center

171 Mary Gates Hall
Weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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. The new policy states that the UW will accept in transfer no more than 90 lower-division transfer credits upon matriculation, but that additional credits may be allowed when all of the following conditions are met: 1) the student is declared in a major, 2) the credits are needed to advance the student to degree completion, and 3) the student has secured approval from the major department. In no cases will the number of transfer credits exceed 135.

What does all this mean?

Itís important to note that the above recommendations are not new; these have always been appropriate reasons to take additional community college credits. The difference now is that the classes would not only fulfill the course requirements but might also count for credits as well.

Itís likely that this change in policy will affect some prospective UW studentsí plans; students with questions should attend Transfer Thursdays or contact the Office of Admissions or the Undergraduate Gateway Center.

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