Welcome New Huskies

For those entering autumn 2020, we know you have many questions about how unanticipated changes to your schedule as a result of COVID-19 school modifications will affect your admission to the UW. Rest assured that we will be as flexible and understanding as possible. As always, we will review individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis. We will keep you up-to-date with the latest admissions information via email and here on this website, but feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We’re here to help.

Sending Final Official Transcripts

All admitted students are required to send final official transcripts showing all completed coursework. Scanned copies of transcripts uploaded with your online application are not considered official.

Final transcripts should be sent as soon as your coursework and high school graduation are recorded on the transcript.

Request one official transcript from each institution you have ever attended, regardless of length of attendance. It is your responsibility to contact each institution to request that transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline.

  • Official transcripts can also be sent through Parchment (formerly Naviance) or Transcript Network/Credential Solutions (formerly eScripSafe). When sending an electronic transcript select the University of Washington as the destination. Do not send electronic transcripts to any email address.
  • All other transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
  • Washington state community college students should have transcripts sent electronically.
  • If you have UW coursework, including from UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, you do not need to submit official UW transcripts. However, you are required to submit official transcripts from all other colleges and universities you have attended.
  • If your official transcript cannot be sent electronically, or by mail, due to COVID-19, a school official can email transcripts to ugatranscripts@uw.edu The email address must be associated with the sending institution. Transcripts sent from Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, or other generic email provider will not be accepted.

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, or
  • Our decision was based on incomplete or inaccurate information you provided in your application file.

Deadlines to submit official transcripts:

  • January 10 for winter quarter
  • April 10 for spring quarter (or as soon as possible if COVID-19 has caused school closures)
  • July 15 for summer and autumn quarter (or as soon as possible if COVID-19 has caused school closures)

Freshmen

Request a final, official high school transcript showing all completed coursework and final grades received through your final year of high school.

U.S. Student? We require high school transcripts for grades 9 through your final year of high school.

International student? We require high school transcripts for grades 10 through your final year of high school.

Request transcripts from your school before the school closes for the summer. 

Scanned copies, faxes, or transcripts sent with your admission application are not considered official.

Attended school(s) outside of the U.S.?

If you attended school outside of the U.S., send a transcript from each high school attended, even if your current school has posted foreign transferred coursework on their own transcript.

National exams:

  • Send an official copy of each national exam certificate you have completed.
  • Request your school to make an official photocopy of the original exam certificate by stamping the photocopy as official.
  • Examples of national exam certificates include:
    • I/GCSE Exam Certificates
    • Singapore-Cambridge (O-level)
    • SPM exam certificates
    • 10th year Indian Secondary School Certificate and 12th year Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate
    • Any type of Senior Leaving Certificates

Transfer

Send official college or university transcripts from each school attended, regardless of the number of credits completed, length of the program, or whether the school is in the U.S or outside the U.S.

You are not required to send official high school transcripts unless specifically requested to do so by the Office of Admissions.

Mail official transcripts to:

Regular mail

University of Washington
Office of Admissions
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852

Express mail

University of Washington Mailing Services
3900 7th Ave NE
Office of Admissions, Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852

Additional guidelines and FAQ about transcripts:

What is an official transcript?

Official transcript is either

  • An original or an attested photocopy of a transcript with a fresh school stamp or seal and the institution’s authorizing signature. Official transcript(s) must be in a sealed school envelope from the school.
  • An electronic transcript will be accepted as official only if it is sent through Parchment (formerly Naviance) or Transcript Network/Credential Solutions (formerly eScripSafe).
    • When sending an electronic transcript select the University of Washington as the destination. Do not send electronic transcripts to any email address.

Transcripts sent by email will not be considered official.

What should my transcript record include?

Each academic record must list the:

  • Dates you attended the institution
  • Titles of courses and examinations you completed
  • Grades (marks) you received
  • Credit, hours or units earned

What if my transcripts are not in English?

All transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation in the same format as the original(s).  To be official, the translations must be stamped as official by the school or be certified as accurate by a certified translator.

How long will it take to process my official transcript?

Once your transcript has been submitted please allow 4-6 weeks for our office to process your official transcripts.

Check with us if it’s been more than 6 weeks before re-sending your transcripts you know you’ve submitted.

Completed Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, and/or Advanced Level exams?

Transfer credit for AP exams will be posted to your UW record on or after mid-July.

Transfer credit for IB exams will be posted in late-August.

Transfer credit for AS and A Level exam will be posted to your UW record sometime during autumn quarter. Official certificates for AS and/or A level exams taken in June are generally issued in October or November.

Will the UW extend the July 15 transcript deadline?

If your school is able to send your final transcript before July 15, please have them do so. If your school is unable to meet the July 15 deadline, please have them sent as soon as possible after. Not meeting the deadline will not impact your ability to register for autumn courses, but may impact your ability to register for future terms.