Completing Your Application File

Application Checklist

A complete application file consists of:

Mail transcripts to:

University of Washington
Office of Admissions
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852

The Application Fee

A $80 application processing fee is required. It must be paid online using a credit card or electronic check. (You cannot submit the application without paying and then send a check later by mail.) The application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, to another student, or to another campus.

Fee Waivers

Towards the end of the application, there is additional form you may fill out to request an application fee waiver. If you qualify for a fee waiver you will be able to submit your application without having to pay an application fee. If you do not qualify, you must provide an appropriate form of payment.

If you wish to apply to both the UW Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Program and another major within the daytime program, please consult the Office of Admissions first.

Transcripts: General Guidelines

  • A transcript is official if it bears the authorizing signature and the official seal of the issuing institution and is sent directly by the school or college to the Office of Admissions or sealed in a school or college envelope and mailed or delivered to Admissions by you. If you open the envelope, the transcript is no longer official.
  • Records from schools abroad must be originals, official, and in the native language, accompanied by English translations. If you attended school outside the U.S., contact Admissions to find out which credentials you need to submit to complete your application file.
  • The Office of Admissions will keep for one calendar year any transcripts or other credentials it receives.

High School Transcript

The high school transcript is required of all transfer applicants who have fewer than 40 transferable college credits at the time of application. Applicants are responsible for contacting the last high school attended to request a transcript. In most cases, it's as simple as writing a letter to the high school and including all pertinent information (e.g., name changes, dates of attendance, etc.), and the name and address where the transcript should be sent.

College Transcripts

It is your responsibility to contact each institution to request that transcripts be sent to Admissions by the appropriate deadline.

  • Request one official transcript from each collegiate institution you have ever attended, regardless of whether you received college credit from that institution.
  • Applicants who have attended Washington community or technical colleges: ask the college(s) to send transcripts directly to the UW so that they can be sent electronically.
  • Failure to disclose and submit transcripts from all colleges attended, even if no credit was earned, may result in denial of admission or dismissal from the University.
  • Send transcripts showing college course work through the quarter or semester most recently completed before the application deadline. Applicants for summer or autumn quarters must submit transcripts showing course work through the previous autumn.

Of Particular Interest To...

Students With Disabilities

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 (email).

Student Athletes

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

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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