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It is very important that you read the application instructions as you complete the online application form. When you see the symbol, click on it for detailed instructions about that question in the application. It is your responsibility to be aware of all pertinent application requirements and to follow the application instructions to ensure your application is complete and accurate. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions.


A complete application consists of:
Freshman applicants who also wish to apply to the Honors Program must follow additional instructions. Transfer applicants should contact the Honors Program directly to learn about opportunities in Honors.

Students who expect to participate in intercollegiate athletics are required to submit the necessary information to the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse.


The $75 USD application fee must be paid online when you submit the application. To pay the application fee online, you may use a valid credit card, debit card, or an electronic check. Follow the online instructions once you have completed your application and you are ready to submit it. Online applications cannot be processed unless the application fee is paid at time you submit your completed application. The application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply. Please do not submit more than one application for the academic year.


Official exam results from either the TOEFL or IELTS must be submitted directly to the university from the testing agency and must be taken before the application deadline. Scores from exams taken after the application deadline will not be accepted.

Submitting Official Exam Scores
  • Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the UW. Score reports provided to you by the testing agency (school copies, examinee score reports, student copies, or photocopies of score reports) are not considered official and will not be accepted.
  • Make sure that the name on your score report matches exactly the name you give on your admission application. Even a slight difference in the name will prevent the scores from being matched to your application file. If there are any differences, be sure to notify UW Admissions.
  • Select an examination date that will allow the results to reach the Office of Admissions by the application deadline. Scores received after the admissions deadline will not be considered. Applicants who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirement or have not taken one of the exams by the deadline will not be considered further.


Transcripts must be original or copies stamped as official by the school and must include an official English translation.
  • Applicants are required to upload an electronic copy of each transcript for all high schools and colleges ever attended. For each high school and/or college attended, regardless of the length of time you attended that school, obtain an official copy of your academic record first and then upload it with your application as instructed on page 8.
  • Scanned transcripts that include courses or subjects studied and marks received must be submitted from each school attended for grades 9, 10, and 11 or its equivalency outside of the U.S. For students who are still enrolled in high school or did not graduate from high school, the 9th grade transcript is required even if it was part of junior high school in your country. For students who have already graduated high school, transcripts must include courses or subjects studied and marks received for grades 10, 11, and 12 or it's equivalency as well as any college or university transcripts through autumn 2011.
  • A scanned transcript from each college, university, technical school, or professional program or any other post-secondary school attended must be submitted with the online application. Transcripts are required for all schools attended both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. College transcripts must include course work completed and grades received through the end of autumn 2011. Please request an official copy of the transcript from each school attended first and then upload it as instructed on page 8.
  • High school students do not need to submit mid-year or first semester grades. For students who are offered admission, an official final high school transcript that shows all courses completed and grades received will be required.
  • Students who have completed secondary school already are required to submit a transcript that includes the final or 12th year of high school. If you have completed secondary school exams (HKCEE, O level, etc.), you must upload a scanned copy of your final exam certificate and/or diploma that shows all coursework completed and grades received.
  • Students educated in the British system or other educational systems in which grades are based on comprehensive national exams, for example O-level, GCSE, HKCEE, or SPM, must submit a copy of the official exam certificate by the December 1, 2011 application deadline. Students receiving official exam certificates after December 1 will not be eligible for admission consideration until 2013.


Please do not submit letters of recommendation or other supplemental materials. We will not consider supplemental materials such as letters of recommendation, artwork, CDs, DVDs, writings, books, etc. Please tell us about yourself through the Writing Section of the application and we will know everything we need to know about you when we review your application.


In compliance with U.S. immigration policies, all applicants are required to show proof of adequate finances to study in the U.S. Applicants must complete this section of the online application. If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit a bank letter or statement that verifies sufficient funds for one academic year before immigration documents can be prepared. For the current student budget or a breakdown of the fees, consult the UW Admissions website.


The Office of Admissions receives more than 30,000 applications each year. Submitting the online application that includes the writing section, the Statement of Financial Responsibility, and the scanned transcripts will help us process your application faster. The only item that should be sent separate from the online application is your official test scores which must come directly to the UW from the testing agency.

  • Submit only one application. If you apply online, do not complete another application or mail a copy of the application to the Office of Admission. Duplicate copies of the application will slow down the processing of your file and will cause delays.
  • Do not mail transcripts, letters of recommendation, or any other supplemental materials to the UW
  • Obtain an official copy of your transcript from each high school and college or university attended and then follow the online instructions to upload the transcripts electronically with your online application.

Where to Mail Your Documents

If you are unable to upload your transcript with your online application, please mail official copies to the Office of Admissions using the mailing address below.

By regular mail:
International Admissions
University of Washington
Office of Admissions
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852

By express mail:
International Admissions
University of Washington
Office of Admissions
1410 NE Campus Parkway -- 225 Schmitz Hall
Seattle, WA 98195


Quarter of application Quarter Begins Application Available Application Deadline Notification Period
Freshmen June 18, 2012 October 1 to
December 1
December 1 March 15 - March 31
Transfer & Postbaccalaureates June 18, 2012 December 15 to
February 15
February 15 June - July
Freshmen September 26, 2012 October 1 to
December 1
December 1 March 15 - March 31
Transfer & Postbaccalaureates September 26, 2012 December 15 to
February 15
February 15 June - July

When to apply
International students can apply for either summer or autumn terms. The UW does not accept international student applications for winter or spring quarters. We encourage applicants to apply early. Late test scores, transcripts, or any other required documents will not be accepted. All required application materials must be mailed with a postmark date on or before the published deadline. Applications or other materials postmarked after the December 1 deadline for international freshman or the February 15 deadline for international transfer & postbaccalaureate applicants will not be accepted.



To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Admissions or call the Washington State Relay Service TDD at 800.833.6388.


To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY). 206.685.7264 (fax), or dso@u.washington.edu (email). Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of the University of Washington with respect to all of these laws and regulations is under the direction of Cheryl Angeletti-Harris, Assistant Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Office, Box 354560, 4045 Brooklyn Ave. NE, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98105-6261, telephone 206.685.3263/V or 543.6452/TTY.

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