UW Graduate School

February 26, 2019

Admitted International Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Washington! We hope you are excited to join our graduate student community. This page is maintained by Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) to assist you, our F-1 or J-1 international graduate students, as you prepare to begin your program and arrive on campus. Prospective applicants are also welcome…

February 3, 2017

J-1 Visiting Graduate English Proficiency Requirement

Visiting Graduate Students requesting J-1 visa status must demonstrate English Proficiency in one of the following three ways:

March 15, 2016

Data Retention Schedule

Schedule for Graduate Admissions Materials Submitted Online The Graduate School retention schedule for graduate admissions materials submitted online follows the UW retention policy. After the retention periods have ended, all application materials* will be purged and will no longer be accessible in MyGradProgram. For statistical use, the UW Student Database has over ten years of…

March 4, 2016

Application Procedures

Deadlines For all applicants the application deadline is January 15 for autumn quarter admission. Applications which are complete and submitted on-line on or before this date will be reviewed by the appropriate admission committee. Procedures For more detailed information on which documents need to be submitted on-line or mailed and to what address, please go…

January 28, 2016

English Proficiency Tests

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based Test The paper-based (TOEFL) test measures English language proficiency in the following areas: Test Section Score Range Listening Comprehension 31 to 68 Structure/Written Expression 31 to 68 Reading Comprehension 31 to 67 Total Score 310 to 677 Internet-based Test The internet-based (iBT) test measures English language…

Admissions FAQs

Introduction of Application Information Accreditation After You Have Submitted Your Application Application Fee Waiver Application process – Troubleshooting GPA Calculating Assistance Tests Transcripts Visa Information and International Student Financial Requirements Once an international student planning to study on an F-1 or J-1 student visa has been admitted and has accepted their offer, they must provide…

January 6, 2016

Memo 15: Conditions of Appointment for TAs who are not Native Speakers of English

As stated in Section 3 of Executive Order 28 and Graduate School Memo 14, the University expects that newly appointed Teaching Assistants (TAs) receive appropriate training, supervision and support. Graduate students who are not native speakers of Englishi may be appointed as TAs with teaching duties if they fulfill the following three requirements: 1. Meet the general English language…

December 15, 2015

Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements

Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.i Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following five ways: A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution located in the United States and…

November 3, 2014

Understanding the Application Process

Types of Applicants The Graduate School accepts applications from U.S. citizens, permanent residents (green card holders), immigrants and international applicants. Undocumented individuals are eligible for admission to any graduate program at the University of Washington. Graduate School admission requirements and application procedures are the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship and visa status. See the UW non-discrimination…