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How to apply

The University of Washington Tacoma uses an online application system. Your application does not have to be completed in one session; you can log in and work on your application whenever you want. You do not pay the application fee until you have completed your application. A credit or debit card is required to pay the fee.

Click on an application below to get started:

Freshman application

Transfer application

International Student application

Nonmatriculated (non-degree seeking) application

Application fee: $60
This application is for students who are taking classes but not earning a degree. Learn more

​Graduate nonmatriculated students should consult the graduate program with which they wish to take classes before applying.

Returning Student application

Application fee: $60
This application is for students previously enrolled at UW Tacoma who wish to re-enroll. Previously enrolled UW Seattle or UW Bothell students seeking continued enrollment at UW Tacoma should apply using the Transfer application.

Postbaccalaureate application

Application fee: $60
A postbaccalaureate is a student who has already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Learn more

  • Postbaccalaureate students should use the Transfer Application tab above, select a program (or "undeclared") and check "post-baccalaureate" under Application Type.

Graduate School application

Online application tools