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How to apply

Autumn Quarter 2016 is open for domestic transfer applications until August 31st. All application materials (transcripts, test scores, etc.) must be received by September 14th.

If applicable, please see your program of interest for more information on applying to your major.

The University of Washington Tacoma uses an online application system. Your application does not have to be completed in one session; you can log in and work on your application whenever you want. You do not pay the application fee until you have completed your application. A credit or debit card is required to pay the fee.

Click on an application below to get started:

Freshman application

Transfer application

International Student application

Nonmatriculated (non-degree seeking) application

Application fee: $60
This application is for students who are taking classes but not earning a degree. Learn more

​Graduate nonmatriculated students should consult the graduate program with which they wish to take classes before applying.

Returning Student application

Application fee: $60
This application is for students previously enrolled at UW Tacoma who wish to re-enroll. Previously enrolled UW Seattle or UW Bothell students seeking continued enrollment at UW Tacoma should apply using the Transfer application.

Postbaccalaureate application

Application fee: $60
A postbaccalaureate is a student who has already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Learn more

  • Postbaccalaureate students should use the Transfer Application tab above, select a program (or "undeclared") and check "post-baccalaureate" under Application Type.

Graduate School application

Online application tools

Professional & Continuing Education

The KeyBank Professional Development Center is a joint venture between the South Puget Sound community and the University of Washington Tacoma to extend the resources of the university to the community. The center works with educational providers to offer a broad array of continuing education opportunities for public and private sector professionals and organizations in a range of disciplines.