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After you're admitted

Plan to attend Admitted Student Day on March 15 to get the full UW Tacoma experience!

Here’s a quick checklist to follow after you have been admitted:

Do the paperwork

  • Pay the Enrollment Confirmation Fee: The ECF reserves your place at UW Tacoma. The $100 fee can be paid online. The fee should be paid within two weeks of receiving your offer.
  • Proof of immunization: All newly enrolled students (except Nursing students) are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity by submitting a Measles Immunity Verification form.
  • Create your UW NetID: If you haven't already done so, create your UW NetID and setup your email account. Your NetID is required for orientation and registration.
  • Submit a final transcript:
  • Freshman: You must request a final high school transcript from the high school registrar before high school graduation (and before school closes for the summer). Your transcript must include your final quarter grades and confirmation of your graduation. You must submit your final transcripts to UW Tacoma by July 1. If not received by July 1, a hold may be placed on your registration.

    Transfer: You must submit updated transcripts for all college coursework at least two weeks prior to your first day of instruction.

Attend New Student Orientation

You will get a lot of valuable information at orientation, register for classes plus have a chance to familiarize yourself with campus before classes start. More information about Orientation, including how to sign up for it, will be sent separately to you.

Did I get into my major?

You've been admitted to UW Tacoma, but admission to a major is decided by the academic program and, in most cases, you will be notified by the department directly. Check your MyUW account to check the status of your major, you can find it by viewing your unofficial transcript located in the Academic section of your account.

If you don’t see a major listed in MyUW that does not mean you didn’t get in. Some majors require an additional set of requirements or take more time to review and accept students into the major. Please review the links below for detailed information on the major you’ve chosen.

If I haven’t chosen a major yet, UW Tacoma has plenty of resources to guide you through selecting one.

Apply for financial aid

If you haven’t done so already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for UW Tacoma scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA by February 28.

Apply for housing

If you are interested in living on campus, you should complete the On-Campus Housing Application by April 16. After this deadline, check with the Student Services office to see if space is still available or to be put on the waiting list.

Get your student ID card

Stop by the Office of the Registrar in MAT 253 to get your photo taken and to get your student ID card. You can do this any time during normal business hours (Monday - Friday). You can also do this during New Student Orientation.

Academic calendar

Be sure to review the academic calendar for deadlines and quarter start dates.

Take any placement tests

Many students need to take a Math Placement Test before they can register for any math classes. If you plan on taking any Spanish language courses at UW Tacoma, there is also a Spanish Placement Test.

Buy your books

The University Bookstore is located on the ground floor of the GWP building at 1748 Pacific Avenue. Lists of required textbooks are available on the University Bookstore’s website.