Tau Sigma is an honor society for students who have transferred to the UW. Joining Tau Sigma will enable you to meet other transfer students and participate in a number of service activities.
You should shop for your textbooks as early as possible before classes begin each quarter. By doing so you'll save time, find a better selection of money-saving used books, and experience fewer "sold-out" situations. If you happen to buy a book by mistake, find you don't need a book, or drop a course, you can return it to the University Book Store. Their refund policy is clearly posted in the Textbooks, as well as on your receipt and online. Be careful not to make any marks in a new textbook until you're certain you'll be staying in the course.
The UW Time Schedule lists credit classes offered at the University of Washington - Seattle. It is updated daily and is subject to change. You can get the up-to-the-minute status of any section by clicking on the five-digit Schedule Line Number.
If you enter the UW with an academic transfer (not vocational-technical) associate's degree from a Washington community college, you receive this benefit: transferable courses which your community college counted toward its general education requirement will be accepted (in general) by the toward Areas of Knowledge at UW in the equivalent Area (humanities/VLPA; social sciences/I&S; natural sciences/NW), even if they do not count that way for other students.
Also known as the Equivalency Guide for Washington Community and Technical Colleges. Official reference document describing how courses from a Washington State community or technical college will transfer to the University of Washington.
Each Thursday afternoon, UAA Advising and many department advisers are open to prospective transfer students for drop-in advising. Bring your transcripts and discuss your academic plans with a UW adviser. The Office of Admissions offers a 30-minute group information session on transfer admission. In addition, a number of UW majors, preprofessional programs, and graduate programs offer information sessions on Thursday afternoons, so that prospective students can attend two or even three sessions in one trip to campus. Check out the Transfer Thursday page for details.
The Transfer and Returning Interest Group (TRIG) Program is designed to assist transfer student in their transition to the University of Washington. TRIGs will take into account transfer student's prior college experience, but will also show students how to navigate their new college and it's vast academic and social resources. TRIGs are only offered in the Fall.
Each student who enrolls in a TRIG, will also take General Studies 199: The University Community. This 2 credit class will be facilitated by an undergraduate Peer Instructor who was a transfer student as well. All TRIG students will meet in a smaller section with their Peer Instructor each week. Peer Instructors are selected in the Winter and trained in the Spring and Summer.
A TRIG may also consist of 1 or 2 departmental courses that students will register for as a cohort. For example, The Psychology TRIG looks like this:
- Psych 209
- Psych 202
- Gen St 199
Trigs allow transfer students the opportunity to meet other students with the same academic interests, get connected with an academic department, get connected with the university community, and learn how to compliment their University experience both socially and academically.