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Congratulations on your acceptance to UW Tacoma!

We are excited for you to join the Husky family and welcome any questions you may have as you consider your offer. Choosing a college can be stressful, yet exciting, so be sure to allow yourself adequate time to research and evaluate your options. We hope that UW Tacoma will be your destination for a rewarding college experience.

Have a question? Check out our live webinars or email uwtinfo@uw.edu to request a one-on-one appointment. We're here to help. 

Here’s a quick checklist to follow after you have been admitted:

Apply for financial aid

If you haven’t done so already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial AidIt is in your best interest to do so by January 15. Be sure to send your paperwork to University of Washington, code 003798.

Attend Admitted Student Day

Admitted Student Day programs are a great way to get to know UW Tacoma. We want to be sure you are informed and inspired to select UW Tacoma. Admitted Student Day is a program built for you and your family. We invite you to explore our campus, engage with our faculty and ask the questions that matter most to you.  Register today!


Create your UW NetID

If you haven't already done so, create your UW NetID. Your NetID is required for orientation and registration. Instructions were sent to your email and can also be found online at: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/setting-your-uw-netid. If you lost this email, please email uwtinfo@uw.edu for help. 

Configure your UW email

After creating your UW NetID, you'll be prompted to create a UW email inbox. Official messages from the University are sent only to your UW email address. Please do not forward your UW email to your personal email account. Refer to the UW Tacoma email policy for more information. It is essential that you receive and read your UW email regularly.

Pay the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF)

The NSEOF reserves your place at UW Tacoma. You will not be able to attend orientation and register for classes until the NSEOF has been paid. CLICK HERE to pay and for more information. Email uwtinfo@uw.edu with any questions or concerns.

Your admission to UW Tacoma is ONLY available for the quarter you were offered. Please see the Office of Admission about your options to attend in the future and decline your offer of admission.

Apply for housing

Come live with us at Court 17! Apply for on-campus housing by May 1. Applications for newly admitted students open mid-March. 

Meet the immunization requirement

  • You are required to show that you have been vaccinated against or are otherwise immune to measles, mumps and meningococcal meningitis. The deadline is the first day of the quarter.
  • Submit documentation and learn more here.

Submit a final transcript

Freshmen: You must request a final high school transcript from the high school registrar before high school graduation (and before school closes for the summer). Your transcript must include your final quarter grades and confirmation of your graduation. You must submit your final transcripts to UW Tacoma by July 1. If not received by July 1, a hold may be placed on your registration.

Transfer students: You must submit updated transcripts for all college coursework at least two weeks prior to your first day of instruction.

How to submit transcripts

Take any placement tests

Many students need to take a Math Placement Test and all Freshman Admitted Students will receive information about completing the self-directed writing placement reflection. If you plan on taking any Spanish language courses at UW Tacoma, there is also a Spanish Placement Test.

Register for Classes

For freshmen students, you must attend New Student Advising & Registration Days in June and July to register for classes. To sign up, visit: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/uwtar

Transfer students must schedule an appointment with University Academic Advising to register for classes: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/academic-advising-center/new-transfer-pre-major-advising

Attend Orientation

You will get a lot of valuable information, plus have a chance to familiarize yourself with campus just before classes start. More information about Orientation, including how to sign up for it, will be sent separately to you.

Get your student ID card

As a part of Orientation, you will learn how to submit your ID photo and how/where to pick it up.

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