Submitting transcripts

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Prospective Freshmen

If you are still in high school when you apply, you will upload your unofficial transcripts within the application. You are required to send in official high school and college (running start, college in high school) transcripts in June, when final grades have posted after you have confirmed your intent to enroll.

If you have a transcript from out of country, you must submit your official high school transcripts, along with official English translations of these transcripts (if they are in another language) at the time of application. These must be original records directly from those schools, not as recorded on a U.S. high school transcript.

If you are no longer in high school, you are required to send an official transcript at the time of application.

If there is an error or if something presents as unclear at the time of application, you may be required to submit an official high school transcript before a decision can be made. This request will be sent via email.

Homeschooled Students: Documentation for course work completed through home school education along with required, supplemental test results must be submitted officially. Consult the Homeschool Policy.


Transfer Students

You are required to submit official college transcripts at the time of application from each college attended. College enrollment includes course work attempted or completed during summer school; through distance or online learning; and through Running Start programs or other dual-enrollment programs in conjunction with a regionally accredited college or university.  *Students with UW transcripts do not need to submit, as we have access to these official records

You will also be required to submit official high school transcripts if you completed the Intermediate Algebra and/or World Language admissions requirement in high school and/or if you hold under 40 transferable quarter credits at the time of application.

Final, official transcripts are required once projected course grades have been posted and prior to the start of classes at UW Tacoma.


Sending High School Transcripts

Please connect with your school or school district to request an electronically-sent official transcript. We request that all applicants avoid sending official transcripts via postal mail if possible. Official transcripts sent electronically, via a secured system such as Parchment, can be sent to transcriptsuwt@uw.edu

Postal Mail
Official copies may be mailed to the following address:

University of Washington Tacoma
Office of Admissions
1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

If you need guidance in sending your official transcripts, please email uwtinfo@uw.edu to connect with an advisor.


Sending College Transcripts

From Washington Community & Technical Colleges: Transcripts from our Washington CTCs are sent electronically. UW Tacoma’s institution code for electronic transcripts is 412.

Parchment: If your school uses the vendor, Parchment, you will list University of Washington Tacoma as the receiving institution. Please select to have it sent electronically.  

National Clearing House: UW Tacoma is not listed as an option. You must select, “other” and manually add UW Tacoma. Please list transcriptsuwt@uw.edu as the receiving email. If you send your transcripts to “University of Washington” as listed in the drop-down menu, they will go to Seattle.

If your request system is not listed above and requires an email address for UW Tacoma, please use transcriptsuwt@uw.edu

Postal Mail
Official copies may be mailed to the following address:

University of Washington Tacoma
Office of Admissions
1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

If you need guidance in sending your official transcripts, please email uwtinfo@uw.edu to connect with an advisor.


Final Transcripts

If you are admitted and choose to enroll, you must submit official final high school transcripts at the end of your senior year. Final college transcripts are also required for applicants who attended college. Verification that all admission requirements have been satisfied will be confirmed at that time, and the offer of admission will be withdrawn if important discrepancies are discovered.

Final transcripts must be submitted after all grades have been recorded and are due no later than July 1. Transcripts of coursework completed during the summer after high school graduation must be submitted no later than September 1.

A transcript is considered official if it bears the official seal and authorizing signature of the issuing institution and is:

  1. Sent directly by the school to UW Tacoma (either by mail or via an approved, secure electronic process).
    or
  2. Sealed in an envelope by the school and has the official seal or authorizing signature of the issuing institution on the sealed flap and is mailed or delivered to UW Tacoma by you.* If you open the envelope, the transcript is no longer considered official.

What makes a transcript "official"?

A transcript is considered official if it bears the official seal and authorizing signature of the issuing institution and is:

  1. Sent directly by the school to UW Tacoma (either by mail or via an approved, secure electronic process).
    or
  2. Sealed in an envelope by the school and has the official seal or authorizing signature of the issuing institution on the sealed flap and is mailed or delivered to UW Tacoma by you.* If you open the envelope, the transcript is no longer considered official.