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Must Do

You’ll get to make many choices and express preferences on your journey to becoming a Husky. The activities on this page, however, are required. You must do all of them to enroll at the UW. If you get stuck at any point, don’t hesitate to ask for help. We’re here.

Understand the offer of admission

This part is less fun, so let’s get it out of the way first.

We think you’re going to be a great Husky, but the UW reserves the right to withdraw the offer of admission if:

  • Your final records fail to show completion of required courses
  • You failed to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing in your coursework
  • Our decision was based on incomplete or inaccurate information you provided in your application file

Understand your assigned major

You are assigned a major or pre-major designation at the time of admission. There are many pre-major designations, and that designation changes once you enter your major. You’ll find your assigned major in your offer letter and on MyUW. For more information about how majors are assigned, see the admission to majors page.

Freshmen and Transfers

  • If you requested a major that has prerequisites (college courses you have to take first), is capacity-constrained, or requires that you enroll at the UW before applying to the major, then you were assigned to one of the UW’s pre-major designations such as pre-humanities or pre-sciences.

Freshmen

  • If you requested an engineering major (except computer engineering), you were either assigned engineering undeclared or pre-major.
  • If you requested computer science or computer engineering, you were assigned either computer science/computer engineering or pre-sciences.
  • You’ll learn lots more about choosing and declaring a major at Advising & Orientation.

OK, now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the fun part — confirming your offer of admission.

STEP 1

CREATE YOUR UW NETID

You can skip this step if you’ve already set up a UW NetID.

How to

STEP 2

ACCEPT THE OFFER & PAY THE FEE

You must formally confirm your enrollment in order to accept the offer of admission.

How to confirm

STEP 3

SHOW PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION

The immunization requirements protect you, your peers and vulnerable members of the UW community.

What is required?

STEP 4

RESERVE A SPOT FOR ADVISING & ORIENTATION

During A&O, you’ll register for classes, learn how to get involved at the UW and connect with an academic adviser.

Sign up

STEP 5

CONSIDER YOUR HOUSING OPTIONS

More than 70% of first-year students choose on-campus living. Discover all the benefits of your new #HuskyHome.

Housing options

STEP 6

SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR YOUR HUSKY CARD

Avoid the lines and submit your photo online, and your Husky Card will be sent to you by mail. Students with an international address should submit a photo online and plan to pick up their Husky Card when they come to campus.

 

Submit your photo

STEP 7

CONSIDER YOUR CREDITS

Review the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs) — you can’t enroll until you’ve completed them. And review how to get credit for standardized exams (AP, IB, A & AS Levels) or college coursework you’ve already completed.

Learn more

STEP 8

COMPLETE COURSES

All incoming students are required to complete the e-Checkup survey and the Husky Prevention & Response student course. Take care of these as soon as possible.

More info

STEP 9

SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

You are required to send your final official transcripts showing all completed coursework.

Due dates for final transcripts:

  • January 10 for winter quarter
  • April 10 for spring quarter
  • July 15 for summer and autumn quarter

Details

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

I-20s and DS-2019s for newly admitted undergraduate students are issued by the Office of Admissions. Learn how to request your documents and get answers to the most common I-20/visa questions.

Find answers

Decline the offer of admission

If you choose not to attend the Seattle campus of the UW, we appreciate you letting us know.