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Transfer Student Information and Resources

Students interested in transferring to the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington (UW Seattle Campus), from a different institution 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

Need to apply to both the University of Washington Seattle campus and the Foster School of Business.

*If you are a running start student or a current high school student who has taken a few college credit classes we strongly recommend attending one of our Foster Information Sessions prior to applying. Also, please see Freshman Direct Admissions for additional information.

Admissions and Application Timelines

Admission to the Foster School is contingent upon admission to the UW. Please see UW Transfer admissions requirements and the Foster School of Business Prerequisite Course reporting, Eligibility, and Important Deadlines, since there are specific different requirements. Below are some examples of timeline and transcript requirement differences:

Timeline Example:

Application Deadlines Begin Summer Quarter Begin Autumn Quarter Begin Winter Quarter*
UW Seattle February 15 February 15 September 1
Foster April 5 April 5 October 5
Running Start/Dual Enrollment November 15 (UW) & April 5 (Foster)

*Winter quarter is open to U.S. transfer students only. International student applications are not accepted.

Transcript Example:

When applying to UW and to the Foster School you will need to provide all of your college/university transcripts. However, there are requirement differences between these admission applications:

UW application requires: Official Transcripts to be sent in (see: UW Transfer Credit policy)
Foster application requires: Unofficial Transcripts in PDF format to be uploaded to the online application

Connect with Foster

  1. If you are planning to apply to the Foster School of Business as a transfer student, we recommend attending an online General Information Session lead by a Foster Academic Adviser, offered almost every Thursday from 3-3:45pm. Please see the bottom of the Admissions Information Sessions & Workshops page for specific dates and link information.
  2. Connect with the Transfer Student Advisory Board (TSAB), a group of undergraduate transfer-admitted students here to help you! Whether you have questions 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. If you are unable to attend the online General Information Session, schedule a prospective student appointment with a Foster Adviser. Please see the Individual Appointments for our Bookings calendar and updated availability.
  4. Have a quick transfer question? Attend a Drop-in Advising session. Please see Drop-in Advising for schedule and link information.
For additional transfer prerequisite information and resources please see Notes for Transfer/Running Start Applicants section of the Standard Admission page.