Preparation Workshops

Below you’ll find information about Foster School information sessions, application workshops, and Writing Skills Assessment workshops.

Transfer Thursdays Information Sessions

The University of Washington holds Transfer Thursdays weekly. A counselor will present a 30-minute session on transfer admission and then be available for questions. Report to the Undergraduate Gateway Center in 141 Mary Gates Hall.

As part of UW’s Transfer Thursdays, the Foster School of Business holds an information session from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in 202 Dempsey Hall. This session covers all aspects of the undergraduate program in the Foster School, primarily focusing on admission to the program and the various specializations within the degree.

Transfer Thursdays will not be held on UW holidays.

Application Workshops

Application workshops give detailed information about the process for applying to the Foster School of Business. No registration is required for application workshops. Dates for fall workshops will be available soon.

Application Workshop Dates Time Location
TBD 3-4 p.m. PACCAR Hall, Rm 294
TBD 4-5 p.m. PACCAR Hall, Rm 292
TBD 4-5 p.m. PACCAR Hall, Rm 292

Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) Workshop

Online and in-person Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) workshops are available.

Online Writing Skills Assessment Workshop
Our online workshop steps you through the process of assessing your own writing and shows how the scoring guide works.

Odegaard Writing and Research Center Workshop*
The OWRC offers a WSA preparation workshop. No advanced registration is required; however, the lecture-style room only seats 100 people, so only the first 100 students to arrive will be admitted to each day’s workshop.

Material covered in the workshop will include: some basic test logistics, descriptions of the two types of writing tasks, a chance to offer your initial response to one persuasion task, overview of the official scoring criteria, a chance to review scored sample essays, and a discussion of best practices and test-taking strategies in this context. Dates for fall workshops will be available soon.

OWRC Workshop Dates Time Location
Wednesday, August 23 2:00-3:30 pm Odegaard Library, Rm 220
Wednesday, August 30 2:00-3:30 pm Odegaard Library, Rm 220
* Please note that this WSA workshop is not administered by the Foster School of Business. Questions regarding this workshop should be directed to the Odegaard Writing & Research Center at

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