Freshman and Running Start Checklist

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Confirm your enrollment

Create your UW Tacoma Profile

  • Create your UW NetID. Your UW NetID is required.
  • Set up 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.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Submit Transcripts

Apply for Housing

Submit Health Requirements

Complete Placement Testing

  • To study math or Spanish at UW Tacoma, you are often required to take a placement test. For information about placement tests, click here.
  • Need to know if you need to take a placement test? Contact University Academic Advising at or (253) 692-4857

Complete your Transition Course

  • Transition 101 is an online course that will help you get to know campus and the resources you will use at UW Tacoma.
  • Transition 101 will be available one month before your orientation program. You will receive an email invitation to the course in your UW email.
  • Visit this page for more information about Transition 101.

Attend Orientation Programs

  • Attend Jump Start to Success:
    • Jump Start to Success is designed to help you meet requirements, ask questions, and prepare for UWT. It is a great time to take care of many of the requirements on this list: take a placement test, meet your academic advisor, turn in transcripts, and register for classes. 
    • Visit this page to register and learn more
  • Attend Husky Orientation Week:
    • Husky Orientation Week is your welcome to UW Tacoma and helps you transition to life as a new Husky. This is your chance to meet your new classmates, meet Pack Advisors and learn about campus.
    • Visit this page to register and learn more.