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Transfer Student Information and Resources

This page includes information for students interested in transferring to the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington (UW Seattle Campus).

Who is considered a transfer student?

Transfer students come from different institutions such as:

  • A Washington State College or University
  • An out-of-Washington State College or University
  • An International College or University
  • UW Bothell or UW Tacoma

Applying to Foster

Transfer students should apply to Foster via the Standard Admission process. Note that you must submit two applications: one to Foster and one to the UW Office of Admissions.

  • Foster Standard Admission: Visit the Standard Admission page for Foster application deadlines, eligibility, prerequisite courses, requirements, and instructions.

    • Be sure to read the “Transfer & Running Start Freshman Applicants” section!
  • UW Admission: Check the UW Admissions website for UW application deadlines and requirements. Visit the UW Transfer Application website for an application checklist.

Be sure to thoroughly review the websites above, as there are different requirements for both applications. For example, the UW application requires official transcripts, and the Foster application requires unofficial transcripts in PDF format.

Connect with Foster

There are many opportunities for transfer students to connect with resources within Foster!

1. Transfer Thursdays/General Information Sessions: If you are planning to apply to Foster as a transfer student, consider attending an online General Information Session led by a Foster Academic Adviser, held on Thursdays. Please see the bottom of the Admissions Information Sessions & Workshops page for specific dates and link information.

2. Transfer Student Advisory Board (TSAB): TSAB is a group of undergraduate transfer-admitted students who are here to help you! Whether you have questions for student who has experienced being admitted to Foster or are looking to grow your community, connecting with TSAB is a great place to start. Meet the Board and attend TSAB’s drop-in hours.

3. Meet with a Foster Adviser: If you are unable to attend the online General Information Session, schedule a prospective student appointment with a Foster Adviser. Visit the Advising website for hours, individual appointments, and booking info.

4. Drop-in Advising: Have a quick transfer question? Attend a Drop-in Advising session. See Drop-in Advising for schedule and link information.

5. Foster Opportunities for all students: If you are not yet admitted to Foster, there may be opportunities for you to join groups, programs, and activities within the Foster community. See Foster opportunities for all students here.

For additional transfer prerequisite information and application info, please see the “Transfer & Running Start Freshman Applicants” section of the Standard Admission page.