Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Admission to the Milgard School of Business is capacity-constrained and there is a formal application process. Applicants are evaluated based on:

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

  • Completion of at least 60 quarter college level credits with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
     
  • Completion of an English Composition course with a minimum 2.0 grade
     
  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA* in the business prerequisite courses:
    Financial Accounting I
    Financial Accounting II
    ​Managerial Accounting
    Statistics
    Macroeconomics
    Microeconomics
    Business Law

    *A minimum 2.0 grade is required in each prerequisite course. Business prerequisites may not be taken P/F or S/NS. Applicants to the Accounting option must earn a minimum 2.5 in each accounting course and a cumulative 3.0 across all accounting courses. Contact us for questions related to use of S/NS during quarters deemed extraordinary [affected by COVID-19] by the University of Washington and/or transfer institutions.

  • At the time you apply, English composition, financial accounting I, microeconomics or macroeconomics, and two additional business prerequisites from the above list must be completed with a grade on your transcript and ALL business prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the quarter of admission.

IMPORTANT UPDATE Writing Skills Assessment: Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021 Applicants

Due to the complex situation we are facing from Covid 19, until further notice, the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business will offer three options for meeting the Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) admissions requirement:

  1. Writing Skills Assessment ( there is one online WSA option September 23, 2020 for winter 2021 admission)

  2. TOEFL/IELTS score (option is available for F-1 visa holders and select domestic students, contact us if you have questions)

  3. Combination of English composition course prerequisite and the Personal Statement (select this option on the BABA application

This applies to the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business applicants. Please check the website for UW Bothell and UW Seattle admissions requirements.

RESULTS OF THE WRITING SKILLS ASSESSMENT (WSA) 

The Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) is an in-person writing test required for admission to all University of Washington business schools. Click here to learn more and officially register for a test date.

F-1 visa holders and select domestic students may submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores in lieu of taking the WSA. 

The deadline for completing the WSA, TOEFL, or IELTS for Autumn quarter admission is May 15 and for Winter quarter admission is October 15.

A WELL-WRITTEN PERSONAL STATEMENT


HOW TO APPLY

  1. Register for the Writing Skills Assessment
     
  2. Transfer students apply to UW Tacoma*
     
  3. Apply to the Milgard School of Business

*Transfer applicants should not wait for their UWT admission decision before submitting a business school application.


APPLICATION TIMELINE

Applications are accepted for autumn quarter and winter quarter only.

Autumn Quarter Winter Quarter
Application opens:  February 1 Application opens: September 1

July 1 (final)

October 15 (final)

APPLICATION ELIGIBILTY 

Refer to the course list in this table to determine if you have the necessary coursework to submit an application.

Required Courses

Completed at time of application

Completed at time of admission

English Composition

Yes

Yes

Financial Accounting I (TACCT 210)

Yes

Yes

Financial Accounting II (TACCT 220)

May be in progress

Yes

Managerial Accounting (TACCT 230)

May be in progress

Yes

Intro to Statistics (TBGEN 200 or MATH 110)

May be in progress

Yes

Business Law (TBGEN 218)

May be in progress

Yes

Microeconomics (TBECON 220)

Micro or Macro should be completed at the time of application

Yes

Macroeconomics (TBECON 221)

Macro or Micro should be completed at the time of application

Yes

Transfer students: refer to this guide of approved Transfer Courses.

Questions? Contact Milgard admissions advisor Heidi Norbjerg