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How to Apply

If you are a current UW Tacoma student

Step 1:  Declare Urban Design as your major by submitting the Online Urban Design Application. Include a personal statement addressing the following topic:

  • Describe how personal, professional or educational experiences have shaped your academic, career and/or personal goals. How will a BS in Urban Design from UW Tacoma help you attain these goals?

Note:  Freshman must have at least 40 college-level credits to declare Urban Design as a major.  Students interested in this major are encouraged meet with an Urban Design advisor anytime.

Step 2:  Meet with the Urban Studies advisor to discuss degree requirements and time to completion. (Optional, highly recommended)

If you are not a current UW Tacoma student

Step 1:  Submit an application for admission to UW Tacoma.  In your application to UW Tacoma, you will be asked to submit a personal goal statement.  Follow the essay prompt in the application, being sure to address how a BS in Urban Design from UW Tacoma will help you attain your goals.  

If you are transferring from a community college or another university, complete the Application for Transfer Admission and select Urban Studies in section 2 under "Program Selector".

If you are a Freshman or Running Start student, complete the Freshman Application.
Note:  Freshman must have at least 40 college-level credits to declare Urban Design as a major.  Students interested in this major are encouraged meet with an Urban Design advisor anytime.

If you were previously enrolled at UW Tacoma, complete the Returning Student Application in lieu of the Application for Transfer Admission.

If you are an international student, complete the Application for International Transfer Admission. Review the additional requirements for international students.

Step 2: Submit the Urban Design Online Application.  Include a personal statement addressing the following topic:

  • Describe how personal, professional or educational experiences have shaped your academic, career and/or personal goals. How will a BS in Urban Design from UW Tacoma help you attain these goals?

 

Step 3:  Meet with the Urban Studies advisor to discuss degree requirements and time to completion. (Optional, highly recommended)

 

Admission Deadlines

The Urban Studies program admits students into the Urban Design degree for autumn quarter, due to the highly sequenced nature of the courses.  However, in special circumstances there is an option to be admitted during winter or spring quarter.  Contact the Urban Studies advisor for more information.  Complete applications received by the priority application date will be assured of a review; complete applications received after the priority application date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

University application deadlines: These deadlines apply only to new and returning UW Tacoma applicants, not current students.

AUTUMN 2018 - AUGUST 15, 2018
WINTER 2019 - OCTOBER 15, 2018
SPRING 2019 - FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Apply at www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions.

 

Admission Requirements

If you have completed the prerequisites listed below with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and have earned at least 40 credits, you can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Urban Design.

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all college course work. Applicants with a completed application and a minimum GPA of 2.50 will be given priority consideration for admission.
  • Three years of high school math through intermediate (second year) algebra or a course in intermediate algebra at the college level
  • 5 credits of English composition

 

Admission Advising

Do you have questions about the major or the application process?  Do you want to check the status of an application you've already submitted to UW Tacoma?  For answers to these questions and for more information about the program, contact the Urban Studies advisor or make an appointment at www.meetme.so/urban:

Carmen Wilson
PNK 221
ipw92@uw.edu
253-692-5879
Advising Hours:  Appointment only