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Autumn 2019 IT Admissions 

The Information Technology major admits students once per year for autumn quarter only. The next admission cycle will be for autumn 2019. 

Autumn 2019 application opens: February 11, 2019
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019

**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

The IT admissions committee will review applications at different points during the admissions cycle. All prerequisites must be completed before a student will be considered for admission. 

In early April, the committee will review applications from students who have completed all the prerequisites in winter and submitted a complete application by March 30. We typically admit a small number of competitive applicants at this time. 

The majority of new students are admitted after the application closes on June 14. The committee will begin the admissions review process once spring grades are posted. 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. 


Application Instructions

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 IT major. 

The following documents are required to complete the IT application. You cannot save an in-progress application, so you should have these materials ready to upload when you apply. 

  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 SET as soon as grades are posted. Updated transcripts should be sent to uwtech@uw.edu or dropped off at the SET reception desk in CP 133. Electronic copies are preferred. 
     
  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. 
     
  4. Two letters of recommendation: The Academic Recommendation Form must be completed by either an academic or professional recommender, typically a college instructor or a work supervisor. If your recommender prefers to submit the form directly to the admissions committee, they may do so by email, mail, or hand delivery to the SET reception desk during business hours.  In that case, you will be able to submit your application without attaching your recommendation(s), but your application will be incomplete until both letters are received. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that your letters have been submitted.

    Please see the SET contact page for our mailing address, email, campus location, and business hours. If sending a recommendation by mail, please make sure IT Admissions is included on the envelope.