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Create a 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.

Pay the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee

  • The New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) confirms your decision to attend the University of Washington Tacoma. Admitted students will not be able to register for classes or attend orientation until the fee has been paid.
  • To pay the NSEOF, visit the Cashier's Office website. To request that your NSEOF be deferred to your first tuition bill, please contact the Office of the Registrar at reguwt@uw.edu or call (253) 692-4913.

Review and Accept Financial Aid Offers


Apply for Housing

  • If you want to live on-campus, you must apply by May 1 for priority consideration. Apply here.

Submit Final Official Transcripts


Submit Health Requirements

  • You are required to show that you have been vaccinated against or are otherwise immune to measles, mumps and meningococcal meningitis. The deadline is the first day of the quarter.
  • Submit documentation and learn more here.

Obtain UW Tacoma I-20

  • To learn about how to obtain your UW Tacoma I-20, please visit the I-20 information page.

Obtain Visa


Verify Health Insurance Coverage

  • Washington State law requires that international students maintain adequate health insurance while attending the University of Washington.
  • All students will automatically be enrolled for the UW International Student Health Insurance Plan. To learn more, please visit the International Student Health Insurance page.

Register for Classes


Start Packing


Arrange Transportation to the US


Complete your Transition Course


Attend Orientation Programs