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International


February 2, 2021

Best Practices for Student I-20 Requests (2021)

If you are offering department financial support (RA/TA/Fellowship/scholarship) to an international graduate applicant: complete the International Student Funding Detail page. To access, go to MGP >> View Applicants >> the student’s application >> Funding Info tab. (We can’t process the I-20 without this departmental funding information entered here.) Awards approved by the Graduate School (International Student Tuition Waiver;…


December 29, 2020

Minimum Admissions Requirements & New Help File

Advisors are encouraged to review UW Admissions Procedures, which explains the roles of the Graduate School and the graduate programs in graduate admissions (forward this information to your admissions committees as needed). The following Graduate School minimum requirements should be confirmed prior to an offer of admission to graduate school. For complete details please review Minimum Admission…


December 17, 2020

Winter 2021: Convey Admissions Decision Deadline

In advance of the upcoming holidays, please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, January 8th, is an important admission deadline for Winter Quarter. The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than January 8: Submit admission petitions Confirm the student has withdrawn from all classes (see SRF100 in the Student Database or MGP transcripts). Defer – admitted for Winter…


November 20, 2020

English Language Admissions Updates

GPAs & GPCs received a message on November 18 regarding AEP Placement Test and Memo 8 Updates. Here are related website and application updates: Understanding the Application Process: COVID-19 Updates section is updated to reflect the new Duolingo policy per Memo 8. COVID-19 Admissions FAQ: Duolingo section is updated. COVID-19 Admissions FAQ: Enrollment Updates now includes information about…


September 16, 2020

Autumn 2020: Convey Admissions Decisions Deadline

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Tuesday, October 6th, is an important admission deadline for Autumn Quarter. The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than October 6: Submit admission petitions Confirm the student has withdrawn from all classes (see SRF100 in the Student Database or MGP transcripts). Defer – admitted for Autumn 2020 deferring to…


August 18, 2020

Autumn 2020 In-Person Course Option for New International (F1 and J1) Graduate Students

The original version of this message was sent to GPAs & GPCs on August 11st via e-mail. Incoming, new international graduate students who were not previously enrolled in March who will be entering the U.S. with an initial I-20 record will not be permitted to take 100% of courses online. Students starting a new degree…


August 4, 2020

AEP Test, AEP Courses, and Appeal Interview

This message is shared on behalf of International & English Language Programs Office: We are pleased to announce that the AEP (Academic English Program) test will be available online later this month, so please share this information with your students who are currently required to take AEP courses. AEP Test: Online AEP testing and registration…


July 8, 2020

2020 Enrollment Updates: Certified Electronic Transcripts

Effective for 2020, the Graduate School is now accepting certified electronic transcripts to verify degree(s) of incoming graduate students. While GEMS will continue to accept mailed paper transcripts, we encourage e-transcripts to save students shipping costs, expedite enrollment, and support the UW’s green initiatives. This development is especially timely considering that many institutions are operating…


June 12, 2020

Website Updates: International Students

In order to support our F-1 and J-1 International Graduate Students, GEMS has several pages to assist students and advisors: Admitted International Graduate Students is our portal for incoming students that explains the post-offer process and steps. F-1/J-1 students are linked to this page within their graduate application’s pre-registration page. COVID-19 Admissions FAQs answers questions specific to the…


March 18, 2020

Spring 2020: Convey Admissions Decision Deadline

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, April 3rd, is an important admission deadline for Spring Quarter. The following actions should be taken in MyGradProgram no later than April 3rd: Submit admission petitions Confirm the student has withdrawn from all classes (see SRF100 in the Student Database or MGP transcripts). Defer – admitted for Spring 2020 deferring to…



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