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International Student Resource Guide

Being an international student has its challenges and as CIRCLE, we are always here to advocate, engage and support you in your journey at UW. You are also welcome to learn from the experiences of current and former international students and this page has guidelines and tips from these students that may be beneficial as you navigate your journey at the UW. Additionally, much of the information you find here is consolidated from various UW websites for your convenience.

CIRCLE Webinars

CIRCLE Webinars

Webinar: Housing Tips from International Students in Seattle

Webinar: Establishing Credit as an International Student

Webinar: International Student Panel – Undergraduate Scholarships

Webinar: Driving School & License

Powerpoint Slides: Driver’s School & License

Helpful Guides

Federal Tax Guide for Non U.S. Residents

File Taxes with using Glacier Tax Prep for on-campus income

File Taxes with no U.S. income using Glacier Tax Prep

Video: How to change your address on MyUW

Off-campus housing guide

Scholarships and Grants for undergraduate students

Advising and Orientation

Advising and Orientation

International Pride

International Pride

ISHIP Health Insurance


Guidelines to Sending Transcripts

Sending Transcripts

Transferring A-Level, AP and IB Credits

Transferring A-Level, AP and IB Credits

Student Tips for Registering for Classes

Registration Tips

Student Tips for Finding Your Textbooks

Textbooks Tips

Student Tips for Moving-in

Tips for Move-in

Student Tips about Off-Campus Housing

off-campus housing tips

Placement Tests

Placement Tests