UW Graduate School

October 30, 2020

Applicant Name

If this is your first time applying to the University of Washington, you will need to create an applicant profile. Questions 1, 2, and 3 of the applicant profile are about your legal name(s) (your name as it appears on your passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, or other government-issued ID). It’s very important to answer…


March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Admissions FAQs

Information for Graduate Students| UW Classes & Instruction | Application Deadlines | English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL | English Proficiency Requirement: Duolingo | Enrollment Updates | Deferrals     International F-1 / J-1 Information   International Offices | Next Steps | Summer 2021 | Continuing F-1 & J-1 Students | Employment Authorization (OPT, CPT, AT) | Change…


June 30, 2019

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 and user profile materials* will be purged and will no longer be accessible in MyGradProgram. For statistical use, the UW Student Database has over…


June 13, 2019

English Language Proficiency Test Options

TOEFL iBT TOEFL MyBest Duolingo IELTS Minimum Required Score (ELP Required) 80 80 105 6.5 Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied) 92 or higher 92 or higher 120 or higher 7.0 or higher For more information, please see Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements.


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…


Admissions FAQs

Introduction of Application Information | Accreditation | After You Have Submitted Your Application | Application Fee Waiver | Application Troubleshooting | GPA Calculating Assistance | Letters of Recommendation | Tests | Transcripts | International Student Information Introduction of Application Information Accreditation After You Have Submitted Your Application Application Fee Waiver Application Troubleshooting GPA Calculating Assistance…


Understanding the Application Process

This page is an overview of the University of Washington’s graduate application process. The University of Washington sincerely appreciates your interest. Table of Contents Types of Applicants | Types of Students | Minimum Admissions Requirements | COVID-19 Updates | Citizenship and Visa Status | UW Admissions Procedures | After Applying | Questions? Types of Applicants…


June 11, 2019

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

As of 8/4/2020, the Graduate School has temporarily waived the requirement of the speaking subscores for the appeal interview. A department may request an appeal interview for any student or applicant who has met the general English Language proficiency requirement. As stated in Section 3 of Executive Order 28 and Graduate School Memo 14, the University expects that…


Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements

The Graduate School is temporarily accepting official test scores for both the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China to assist international students with remote testing options. This policy is currently in effect through the spring 2023 admission cycle (i.e., students enrolling in spring 2023). The following guidelines apply: Duolingo English Test Applicants must…