UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
Winter 2008 | Issue No. 11 
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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UW Exploration Seminars Offer Transfer Students Wide Range of Study Abroad Options

The University of Washington's Exploration Seminar Program is currently accepting applications for its 2008 summer and pre-fall programs, so if you've been thinking about studying abroad, now is the time to act! Read more...

Welcome from the Editor

Welcome from the editor

It's once again time for a new issue of the Transfer eNewsletter. As I write this, the deadline for application for transfer students to the UW for Autumn 2008 has just passed, and I think about the students around the state who may be reading this little web journal. Read more...

The Pre-Major in Astronomy Program (Pre-MAP)

The traditional approach to undergraduate science education requires several years of difficult — and sometimes boring — course work before you progress from pre-determined laboratory exercises to the cutting-edge research that makes a career in the sciences exciting and rewarding... Read more...

Upcoming UW and Departmental Application Deadlines


Check out the UW's Advising Podcast!

Would you like help from an academic adviser at the University of Washington, but don't know quite where to get started, or what questions to ask? Help is available for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (366 in leap years!). Read more...

The Dream Project: Opening Doors

Made up of over 65 University of Washington students, the Dream Project works to help local high school students realize their potential and achieve success after graduation. Read more...

Environmental Health Changes its Admission Requirements

We've changed our admission requirements. In order to be admitted to the major, you not only have to complete the prerequisite course requirements, but you also have to submit an application by the third Friday of the quarter before you wish to begin taking classes. Read more...

Changes to the Informatics Major

Beginning with the 2007-08 admission cycle, which would admit students to the major in the fall of 2008, the Informatics program has made some important changes to its prerequisites and program structure. Read more...

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines and Information


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Good Planning: An Important Tool in the Transfer Process

When I meet people interested in transferring to the University of Washington, one of the first questions I am asked is: "What can I do to be a competitive applicant?" Read more...

The English Core Admission Requirement

For this edition of the Transfer eNewsletter, I wanted to revisit an admission requirement that is challenging to understand: English core. Though I struggled to make it an interesting topic to read about, it needs our attention. Read more...

Connect with FIUTS Before You Transfer!

Are you an international student on your way to the University of Washington? Are you an American student with international interests? Be sure to connect with FIUTS before you transfer! Read more...

The Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities: "Media and the Senses"

The 2008 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities selects and supports twenty undergraduates to engage in intensive research projects under the guidance of four interdisciplinary instructors. Selected students receive a Mary Gates Scholarship of $3,000 and earn academic credit for this full-time research experience. Incoming transfer students are invited to apply. Read more...

Change in Spanish & Portuguese Studies

The Spanish and Portuguese Studies Program has announced an important change regarding the Spanish major. The major is no longer competitive as of winter 2008. However, there are minimum prerequisites that must be met prior to admission. Read more...