Admissions Office COVID-19 FAQ

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We understand that Washington State Governor Inslee’s recent announcement to close all K-12 schools in Washington state as a necessary public health measure impacts many of our prospective students. For students in the middle of deciding, applying to, and preparing for college, this adds another layer of stress to an already busy time! Below you’ll find answers to some of the questions and concerns you might have.

For more general information about the impact of COVID-19 at UW Tacoma, please see our COVID-19 information page.

Campus and Visits

Is UW Tacoma still open?

UW Tacoma is holding all classes remotely for summer quarter and campus buildings are currently closed to public access. However, offices are still open and services are available by phone, email or online. To connect with the Office of Admissions, please contact or your Admission Advisor.

Can I still visit?

We are not offering any in-person campus visits or tours right now. We invite you to register for one of our live webinars to discuss admissions requirements, application processes, timelines and learn more about the campus experience.

Admitted Students

How do I confirm my enrollment at UW Tacoma?

To confirm your enrollment at UW Tacoma you must pay your New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF). You can pay your NSEOF using the NSEOF online tool. You may also defer your payment to your financial aid by completing a NSEOF deferral form.

I have questions about my financial aid award, can I contact the Financial Aid Office?

Yes, the Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions! To connect with a Financial Aid Counselor you can use their live chat feature, email or call 253-692-4374.

When do I need to make my decision to attend UW Tacoma?

UW Tacoma would like to encourage Autumn 2020 students to confirm within two weeks of receiving their offer letter.

For Applicants

Can I still apply to UW Tacoma?

Applications for Autumn 2020 are closed. Freshman may apply for Autumn 2021 starting August 1. Transfer students may apply for Winter 2021 until October 15. You can start your application here.

Because of school closures I can’t get my transcripts. Do I still need to submit them?

If a transcript is requested and you are unable to obtain official transcripts, we will take unofficial ones for the application review process. However, if you enroll at UW Tacoma you will need to submit official high school transcripts upon your high school graduation.

Running Start Students: While many community colleges have transitioned to distance learning their administrative offices are still open.

I am unable to sit for the SAT/ACT, can I still apply?

UW Tacoma is not requiring standardized test scores for Autumn 2021 admission.