Admissions


Interested in applying to the Online Bachelor's Degree Completion program? Please review the requirements and deadlines below.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Below are important dates in the admissions process for the two degree programs we offer. The application deadline is the date by which all required materials must be postmarked or submitted in order to be assured of consideration.

Early Childhood
& Family Studies
Integrated Social Sciences
Application Deadline May 15, 2014 July 15, 2014
Admission Offers Mailed June 2014 Beginning Mid-July 2014
Registration Begins July 2014 August 2014
Autumn Quarter Begins September 24, 2014 September 24, 2014

Minimum Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Online Bachelor's Degree Completion program, you must have completed the College Academic Distribution Requirements. You must also meet the minimum admission requirements for the degree program you are applying to. Click on the name of the program below to learn more.

  • Early Childhood and Family Studies
    • To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies, you should have:
    • Prerequisite Courses

    • The early childhood and family studies program has three specific course prerequisites. These prerequisites are:
    • If you have not met the prerequisites but plan to complete them before the program starts, you may still submit your application. Please note in your ECFS application essay which prerequisites you plan to complete before the start of the program.
  • Integrated Social Sciences
    • To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences, you should have:

Note: Completion of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the university.

Transferable Credits

In general, credits that will transfer are college-level academic credits for courses in the following areas of study: Visual, Literary and Performing Arts; Individuals and Societies; and The Natural World.

Read more about transfer credit policies on the UW Transfer Credit Policies page, including information on courses receiving no credit and notable restrictions on transfer credit.

Application Steps

We recommend that you begin preparing your application early. All materials must be submitted on or before the application deadline. For details about the application process, click on the name of the program you are interested in below.

Note: Former and current University of Washington students should contact an adviser for instructions on how to apply.

  • Early Childhood and Family Studies
    • Step One: Apply to the University of Washington

    • To apply to the UW Online Bachelor's Degree Completion program, you must submit the following:
    • If you're applying online, you will submit your personal statement and application fee as part of your application; transcripts can be sent to the address below. If applying on paper, submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and check or money order made payable to the University of Washington to:
    • University of Washington
      Office of Admissions
      Box 355852
      Seattle, WA 98195-5852
    • If you are delivering your packet in person, please bring it to the Office of Admissions at the UW Seattle campus (located at 1410 NE Campus Parkway).
    • Step Two: Apply to the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program

    • Cover the following topics in an essay of no more than three pages:
    • Include your resume. This can include professional or volunteer experience and does not need to be limited to experience working with children.
    • Submit your materials. Attach your essay and resume and email them no later than the application deadline of May 15, 2014.
  • Integrated Social Sciences
    • Step One: Apply to the University of Washington

    • To apply to the UW Online Bachelor's Degree Completion program, you must submit the following:
    • Step Two: Apply to the Integrated Social Sciences Program

    • We also require that you submit an application essay to the ISS advising team. Your ISS essay performs a number of important functions. It gives us a more complete picture of your background, including your preparation in the social sciences and readiness for degree completion. It also represents the first step on your pathway to reflective, integrated learning in the ISS program. Your application essay will become the first artifact in your e-portfolio, something you will be asked to return to in the future to assess your learning and better understand your development in the program.
    • Cover the following topics in an essay of 750 to 1,000 words:
    • Attach your completed essay to an email and send it to issonlin@uw.edu no later than the application deadline of July 15, 2014 (Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 15).

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