Admissions Office COVID-19 FAQ

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We understand that the COVID-19 Pandemic and nationwide school closures as a necessary public health measure have impacted 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 most of its spring quarter classes online. 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?

Yes! We are currently offering small family unit campus tours. Tours are following COVID-19 guidelines and all guests are required to wear a face covering. Learn more and register for a tour HERE. We also invite you to register for one of our live virtual tours or 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 uwtfa@uw.eduor call 253-692-4374.

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

UW Tacoma would like to encourage Autumn 2021 students to confirm within two weeks of receiving their offer letter.

Will Autumn 2021 classes be in-person?

Like so many people in Washington, we are eagerly waiting to see what the public health guidance will be for education in the Fall. Based on projections from health experts we are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus for an autumn quarter with largely in-person classes, but we anticipate there will also be hybrid and distance learning options.

For Applicants

Can I still apply to UW Tacoma?

Yes! Our Freshman and Transfer Applications are currently open for Autumn 2021.  You can start your application here.

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.