The University of Washington Tacoma considers each applicant as they apply based upon their own merits, course work and documents. The admission process is both competitive and holistic, giving each applicant an opportunity for a comprehensive and individual review. Applicants who apply early have the best chance for full university and program consideration.
Graduate admission is managed by individual academic programs and processed through the UW Graduate School. Requirements vary by academic program, but all applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits from a baccalaureate degree (for a Master's, doctoral, or professional degree, the total cumulative average may be used). Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore event applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Some graduate programs may require additional admission requirements, including a higher grade-point-average. Inquire with the academic program for further information.
Applicants must simultaneously be admitted to the UW Graduate School and an academic program at UW Tacoma. For detailed graduate admissions information, see the individual graduate school sections.
Applicants are required to disclose their full academic history and provide the university with official transcripts and other official documents that support their application for admission. When applying to the University of Washington Tacoma, applicants acknowledge with their signature that failure to disclose and submit official transcripts from all schools, colleges, or universities attended and to disclose and submit complete and accurate information may result in denial of admission or dismissal from the University of Washington. Admission to UW Tacoma is only available for the quarter offered.