How many credits do I need to be eligible to transfer?
Any amount of transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution qualifies you to apply as a transfer student.
Do I need to submit SAT or ACT scores?
UW Tacoma is test optional and does not require SAT or ACT scores.
Do I need to complete an associate degree before I apply?
An associate degree is not required to transfer to the UW Tacoma.
What is the guaranteed admission program for transfer students?
Students who are Washington state residents and have completed an approved transfer degree at a Washington state community college with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 are guaranteed admission to UW Tacoma. Please note that this guarantees admission to the university and not to a specific academic program or major. Students must still submit an application by the application deadline to be admitted.
I last attended college 10 years ago. Are my credits still transferable?
In most cases, the answer is yes. There are no time limitations on most credits used to satisfy admission requirements.
Some prerequisite classes (usually in math or science) must have been completed within the last five years. Of course, if you haven’t taken math for 20 years, you may want to enroll in a basic math course to refresh your skills. An admissions counselor can help you evaluate your existing college credits.
My previous college used a semester system. How do I convert my semester credits to quarter credits?
One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits. Therefore, a 3-semester-credit course is equivalent to 4.5 quarter credits, and 60 semester credits are equivalent to 90 quarter credits.
Can I change my application quarter after I've submitted my application or been admitted?
Students who wish to formally appeal admissions decisions must submit a written appeal letter to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to the Director of Admissions with the subject line "Admissions Appeal". Appeals should clearly define the basis of the appeal and a proposed resolution to the situation. Any relevant documentation should be enclosed with the appeal. The applicant may wish to submit updated high school or college transcripts, and/or updated test scores, as appropriate. Recommendation letters from counselors or teachers that know the applicant's academic and/or personal history are welcome, but not required. The appeal must be initiated by the applicant. Appeals will not be accepted from a parent, teacher, or other third party.
The Director of Admissions and the Admissions Review Committee will develop an appropriate investigational process depending on the circumstances surrounding the appeal and respond to the student filing the appeal. Once a decision has been made on a reconsideration, the decision will be sent via email.