Information Technology Application

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Autumn 2020 IT Admissions - CLOSED

The Information Technology major admits students once per year for autumn quarter only. The next admissions cycle will be for autumn 2021. The IT application will open on February 8, 2021

**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.**

Admissions Review Timeline

Students may start and save an application while their prerequisites are in progress, but you should not submit your application until all prerequisite grades are posted and you're able to upload a final unofficial transcript. We encourage you to start working on your resume and personal statement early. 

The IT admissions committee will review applications at different points during the admissions cycle. In April, the admissions committee will review applications from students who have completed all the prerequisites and submitted an application by the early deadline. 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. Students who are completing prerequisites in summer should submit their application (with a transcript reflecting spring grades) by the July 1 deadline.

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, you may start and save your application but you will not submit it until your prerequisites are finished and you are able to upload your final unofficial transcripts into the application system. 
  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. Experience in the IT field is not expected or required. 
  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.**