Applying as a freshman
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, contact us.
- Complete the Application for Freshman Admission
- Pay the $60 application fee ($75 for international applicants) when you submit your application
- Write your personal statement
- List your awards, achievements and school and community activities
- Submit standardized test scores
- Submit Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores
- Official college or high school transcripts are required of some applicants; check if you will need to request your transcripts
When should I submit my application?
Turn in your complete application as early as possible to ensure that you receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships. Applications received after the priority application date will be considered on a space-available basis.
- For priority scholarship consideration: January 15
- Priority application deadline: March 1
The University of Washington Tacoma is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations in the application process, please contact Disability Support Services at 253-692-4522 (voice), 253-692-4413 (TTY), 253-692-4602 (FAX) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus crime statistics
As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, applicants are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Annual Security Report of the University of Washington Tacoma. All security reports for the University of Washington Tacoma are available online.
The University of Washington Tacoma 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, and employment. 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.