Apply

Follow this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to submit a complete application for admission.

  1. Create your Coalition Account
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  3. Opt-in to sharing contact information
  4. Complete the Coalition Profile
  5. Complete the UW questions
  6. Pay the application fee
  7. Send test scores
  8. Send transcripts?
  9. Apply now

Make sure you also know what’s not considered.

1. Create your Coalition Account

The University of Washington is a one of 151 public and private universities across the U.S. that comprise the Pump Easy Dress Jordan Women's Street Navy IvvwUTq, a college planning and application platform. To create your account, go to the Coalition website and follow the prompts.

2. Add UW to your College List

As you are setting up your Coalition account, you will be prompted to search for schools you are considering and add them to your list. If you do not add the UW to your list during this step, you can always go back and add us later, but you will need to do so in order to access the UW questions and complete your application to the UW.

3. Opt-in to sharing your contact information with UW

Be sure to opt-in to share your contact information with the UW. This will allow us to notify you with any updates that may be important. To opt-in to sharing your contact information, click on the box next to “I want to start sharing my contact information with the University of Washington. They may use the number in my contact information to text message me.”

4. Complete the Coalition Profile (80% of the application)

The Coalition Profile is always open. You can complete your profile at any time, even before the UW application opens.

Required Sections

Once you’ve created your Coalition account, you’ll see sections to complete like the screen shot below. The UW admission application requires the following Coalition Profile sections:

Additional Tests

The Additional Tests section is only required for international applicants. If you are an international student, this is where you will report your English proficiency scores. U.S. applicants do not have to complete this section.

Fee Waiver

The Fee Waiver section is required for U.S. applicants only. International applicants are not eligible for fee waivers at the UW.

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Coursework

You are required to report the coursework you’ve completed in high school.

See our special instructions for the self-reported coursework section if your high school coursework falls into one of the following categories:

5. Complete the UW Questions (20% of the application)

The UW questions are available September 1 and are required in addition to the Coalition Profile. They include two essays, demographic information and your intended major. If you plan to apply to the Honors Program, you’ll find the Honors application within the UW questions as well.

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If your first choice major participates in Direct to Major or Direct to College admission, be sure to select select it as your first choice to automatically be considered. You are not required to identify a second area of interest, but if you do, this information may help UW advisers assist you with academic program planning. Please note that a second major is not assigned to new students prior to enrollment.

Writing section

The writing section is a required and important part of your application. Learn more about the essays.

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Maximum length: 200 words

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You are not required to write anything in this section, but you may include additional information here if something has particular significance to you. For example, you may use this space if:

  • You are hoping to be placed in a specific major
  • A personal or professional goal is particularly important to you
  • You have experienced personal hardships in attaining your education
  • Your activities have been limited because of work or family obligations
  • You have experienced unusual limitations or opportunities unique to the schools you attended

Additional space

You are not required to write anything in this section, but you may use this space if you need to further explain or clarify answers you have given elsewhere in this application, or if you wish to share information that may assist the Office of Admissions. If appropriate, include the application question number to which your comments refer.

6. Pay the application fee

U.S. freshman students

The application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply for admission. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, campus of the UW or to another student.

  • Application fee: $80
  • Fee waivers available
  • Spring: freshman applications not accepted

Learn more about the application fee.

International freshman students

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  • Application fee: $90
  • Fee waivers not available
  • Winter/Spring: international freshman applications not accepted
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Learn more about the application fee.

7. Send test scores

U.S. freshman students — SAT/ACT

Scores from SAT or ACT are required for admission and must be sent directly from the testing agency. The UW accepts the SAT and ACT equally. There is absolutely no advantage in submitting one test over the other. Learn more about SAT/ACT scores.

International freshman students — English proficiency

International students must submit English proficiency test scores that meet the minimum requirement for admission at the Seattle campus of the UW.

The SAT and ACT exams are not required for international students, but we recommend applicants interested in an Engineering or other STEM-related major (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) submit SAT or ACT math scores. Learn more about English proficiency.

8. Send transcripts?

U.S. schools and international schools that follow a U.S. style curriculum

Do not send high school or college transcripts unless you receive a request from the Office of Admissions. The Coalition application asks you to provide a detailed account of your academic coursework, and that’s all we need to review your application.

Schools outside the U.S. that follow a national/local curriculum

Regardless of whether you are applying as a U.S. or international student, if you have attended a school outside of the U.S. that follows a national compulsory curriculum, you are required to upload a scanned, unofficial copy of your transcript for grade levels 9 and higher in the Upload section of the UW questions portion of your online application. The Uploads section will not be available to you until you have started the UW questions.

Do not mail high school transcripts or mid-year school reports to the Office of Admissions.

If you have your transcripts stored in the Coalition Locker, you must attach them to your UW application. The UW cannot access them from your Coalition Locker.

9. Apply now

The summer/autumn 2019 application opens Sept 1.

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Things we do not consider

No interviews/demonstrated interest

The UW does not conduct formal interviews or consider demonstrated interest in the admission decision.

No letters of recommendation

We ask that you not send letters of recommendation or other supplemental materials such as drawings, CDs, DVDs, books or other portfolio type items. We will learn everything we need to know about you through your essay responses and Coalition Profile.