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International students who are interested in attending the UW Tacoma but do not meet our requirements for freshman admission can consider attending community college first and then transferring to UW Tacoma.

UW Tacoma has guaranteed conditional admission agreements with the schools listed below. These agreements guarantee your admission to UW Tacoma (but not to a specific major or program) as long as you complete your associate degree, achieve a 2.75 overall GPA,  complete intermediate algebra with a minimum grade of 2.0 (either in high school or college), and meet the English proficiency requirement. Even with the guaranteed conditional admissions agreements, international students are still required to apply for general admission and follow the application processes established for all students.