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Requirements and checklist

Apply now! The international transfer application is available online.  

UW Tacoma accepts transfer applications for autumn, winter and spring quarter admission. See the Admissions website at Important Dates for the application priority deadlines.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once your application is complete (including transcripts and any other required material), then an application decision is usually given within 8 weeks. Please contact the Admissions office with any questions.

International transfer application checklist

  • Complete admissions application, including personal statement
  • Original transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • $75 international application fee (paid when you submit your application)
  • In order to submit an application, you must have at least a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application
  • Intermediate algebra with a minimum grade of 2.0 (completed either in high school or in college) is also required for transfer admission


  • If you have attended a Washington state community or technical college, please have the transcripts sent electronically by the college (the electronic transcript code for UW Tacoma is 412).
  • Send all official paper transcripts to:
    University of Washington Tacoma
    Office of Admissions
    Campus Box 358400
    1900 Commerce Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
  • If you have also attended a college, university or post-secondary school outside of the U.S. we will need official transcripts from that school, along with a word-for-word, literal, English translation if the transcript is not in English. If we are not able to accurately evaluate those transcripts we reserve the right to require a course-by-course evaluation from AACRAO or a NACES approved educational credentialing service such as WES or FIS.
  • If you have less than 45 transferable academic college credits, then you must also submit original high school transcripts with an official translation if the transcripts are not in English. You should also submit your original transcripts, with a translation if applicable, if your college transcripts do not provide proof of completing the intermediate algebra requirement.

Once you are admitted, you will also need to provide proof of financial resources in order to qualify for your I-20 for F-1 student visa status. Again, please contact the Admissions office with any questions related to your application for admission.