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Washington Administrative Code

Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-160 WAC: Admission and Registration Procedures for the University of Washington

WAC 478-160-025: Undergraduate student classifications.


A person may apply as an entering freshman, a transfer student, or a post-baccalaureate student depending on his or her academic background and present educational goal.

(1) Entering freshmen have completed their secondary school education and intend to engage in a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

(2) Transfer students have completed some academic work after leaving high school at another collegiate institution and intend to engage in a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

(3) Postbaccalureate students have previously earned at least one bachelor's degree and intend to engage in a program of study leading to an additional bachelor's degree and/or a professional certificate or prepare for a professional program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 92-12-011, § 478-160-025, filed 5/22/92, effective 6/22/92; Order 72-5, § 478-160-025, filed 11/6/72.]