Transfer Admission

How to Apply

Transfer students who have been admitted to the UW and have either participated in honors programs at their previous institution or who have strong college academic records are eligible to apply to Interdisciplinary Honors prior to their first quarter of enrollment at UW. Transfer student admission to the Interdisciplinary Honors Program is selective, due to limited space availability.

Because Interdisciplinary Honors requires students to complete 47 credits of general education coursework, students who have already earned an Associates degree or who have fulfilled the UW’s Areas of Knowledge requirements through their transfer credits are not eligible to apply. Instead, transfer students who have completed the majority of their UW General Education requirements or who have earned an Associates degree are encouraged to consider Departmental Honors within their chosen major.

Students may only apply once, and must do so prior to the start of their first quarter at UW.

Students are encouraged to meet with an Honors adviser to determine which Honors track is right for them, and for help connecting with an appropriate Departmental Honors adviser to discuss admission.

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  • Apply to the UW via Transfer Admissions.
  • Once admitted to the UW, complete the online (Catalyst) application linked below. In addition to this application, the Honors Program reviews your entire UW transfer application when making our decision, and may contact you for a follow-up interview (in-person or via phone).
  • Receive an Honors admissions decision notification via email by the first day of the quarter.
  • Take Honors 100, a required class for all incoming Interdisciplinary Honors students, during your first autumn quarter in the Program.
  • Schedule an Honors advising appointment to discuss any prior honors work you’ve done at a university or college to see if it may count towards the Interdisciplinary Honors requirements (see below).

Applications are due by 5pm two Fridays prior to the starting week of each academic quarter. Students may only apply once, and must do so prior to their first quarter at UW.

If admitted to Interdisciplinary Honors, Honors credit can be given for Honors courses completed at other schools on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the UW Honors Program advisers; no more than 15 credits of transfer Honors coursework may apply to the Interdisciplinary Honors Core.