Information Technology Application

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Autumn 2020 IT Admissions

The Information Technology major admits students once per year for autumn quarter only.

Autumn 2020 application opens: February 10, 2020
Application Deadline: EXTENDED to JULY 1, 2020

**IT is a capacity-constrained major. Competitive applicants typically have grades of 3.0 and higher in the prerequisite courses, as well as a strong cumulative grade point average.**

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Transcript Submission Change

You are required to upload a copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) as part of your IT application. If you still have prerequisite courses in progress, you may start an application, but you will need to save it and return to upload your final unofficial transcript once spring grades are posted. You will submit your application at that time.

Applicants who have already submitted an application with prerequisites in progress will receive an email in mid-June with instructions on how to submit final transcripts directly into the application system. You will not need to email a copy to SET.

Your application will not be reviewed until all prerequisite grades are received. It is your responsibility to upload an updated unofficial transcript and submit your application as soon as grades are posted. 

Admissions Review Timeline

The IT admissions committee will review applications at different points during the admissions cycle. Students may apply with prerequisites in progress through spring quarter, but prerequisites must be completed before a student will be considered for admission.  

In April, the admissions committee will review applications from students who have completed all the prerequisites and submitted an application by March 27. We typically admit a small number of competitive applicants during the early admissions review. Offers of admission for early admits will be sent in late April.  

The majority of new students will be admitted after the application closes on July 1. The committee will begin the admissions review process once spring grades are posted. Applicants finishing prerequisites in spring should submit updated unofficial transcripts to SET as soon as possible. We anticipate that admissions decisions will be made by the end of July.

Students will be notified of admissions decisions by email.  

Please note that applicants who are taking prerequisites during summer quarter generally are not eligible for autumn admission due to space constraints. If the program fills, applicants with summer courses in progress will automatically be denied. In the rare case that space is still available, the committee will make a final review of remaining applications in late August. 

If you are not a current student at UW Tacoma, you must first apply for admission to the university.  See the UW Tacoma Admissions page for information on the application process and deadlines. Once you are admitted to UWT and have a student number, you may submit your application to IT. If you are not admitted to UWT, you cannot be admitted to the major.

Application Requirements

The following documents are required to complete the IT application. 

  1. Unofficial transcript(s): If you still have prerequisite courses to complete, use the space provided to tell us when and where you'll take remaining classes. Your application will not be reviewed until all prerequisite grades and application materials are received. It is your responsibility to submit an updated unofficial transcript to the application system as soon as your grades post. 
  2. Resume: Your resume should be in the professional format you would use when applying for a job. If you don’t have work experience, your resume can focus on things like your education, extracurricular activities, or volunteerism. 
  3. Personal statement: Tell us your reasons for pursuing a degree in Information Technology and describe your desired educational outcomes. Remember that your personal statement is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in writing and your understanding of the Information Technology field. Students may also briefly address any hardships or extenuating circumstances that had a negative impact on their academic records. Your statement must be typed using a 12-point font, double-spaced, and no longer than two pages. 

**Please note that letters of recommendation are no longer required for the IT application.**