International Admission Requirements

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International freshman applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. Any admissions requirements, e.g., English language proficiency, must be completed the quarter before starting classes. See International Transfer requirements for additional information.

The international freshman application is available online. Please contact the Admissions office with any questions related to your application. International Student Services can assist you with any visa questions you have.

Once your application is complete (including complete high school transcripts and a test score for TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT), an application decision is usually given within 8 weeks. Please contact the Admissions office with any questions.

International Application Process:

Send all official paper transcripts to:

University of Washington Tacoma
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 358400
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

You must have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to be considered for admission.

College-level transcripts

If you have attended a college, university or post-secondary school outside the U.S., we will need official transcripts sent from the school that are word-for-word, literal, English translations.

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.