Transferring to the UW

For UW/CTC Faculty & Staff

The UW is dedicated to the success of our transfer students - here are some helpful resources that can guide you and your work with transfer students.

Stay Connected to the UW

1. Join the UWCC list serve to receive advising and general updates from the UW to Community and Technical Colleges.

2. Become familiar with your institution's UW advising and admission liaisons.


Advising liaisons are your first point of contact with questions about academics.

Advising liaisons

Tim McCoy (mccoytj@uw.edu)
  • Everett Community College
  • Green River Community College
  • Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
  • Pierce College-Puyallup
  • Renton Technical College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Whatcom Community College
Joslin Boroughs (joslinb@uw.edu)
  • Centralia College
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Grays Harbor College
  • North Seattle College
  • Olympic College
  • Peninsula College
Kat Hirai (kathirai@uw.edu)
  • Bates Technical College
  • Highline College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • South Seattle College
  • Spokane Community College
  • Spokane Falls Community College
Christina Kerr (ckerr@uw.edu)
  • Bellevue College
  • Cascadia College
  • Clark College
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Lake Washington Technical College
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • Wenatchee Valley College
Donna Netz (dnetz@uw.edu)
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Big Bend Community College
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Lower Columbia College
  • Seattle Central College
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Walla Walla Community College

Admission liaisons are your first point of contact regarding admission questions. You can also view when they will be visiting your institution at this website.

Admission liaisons

Carlos Williams (clwilli@uw.edu)
  • Bates Technical College
  • Bellevue College
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Cascadia College
  • Centralia College
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Highline College
  • Lake Washington Technical College
  • Lower Columbia College
  • North Seattle College
  • Olympic College
  • Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
  • Pierce College-Puyallup
  • Renton Technical College
  • Seattle Central College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • South Seattle College
  • Spokane Community College
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • Whatcom Community College
Noe Valdovinos (transfer2uw@uw.edu)
  • Big Bend Community College
  • Clark College
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Everett Community College
  • Green River Community College
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Peninsula College
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Yakima Valley Community College

Documents, Resources and Research

Access documents and resources related to transfer students nationally and at the UW on this google drive.

Here are some key documents:

Research

UW's Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) conduct nation-wide research on transfer students to better understand policies and practices relative to student experiences, perceptions, and outcomes. Learn more about their research at the CCRI website.

Opportunities to Learn

UW/CC Annual Conference - Every April academic advisers are invited to this annual conference on the Seattle UW campus to learn more about the UW, network with UW and CC advisers, and get resources on how to help students best prepare for admission and transition to UW.

Highway to Husky Admissions workshops - An in-depth summer training for advisers on preparing students to transfer to the University of Washington, including a mock application review.

Transfer Thursdays - Every Thursday, prospective transfer students are invited to campus to learn about the admission process, UW academics, meet with an adviser, and get information on topics such as financial aid and housing. Community college advisers are also welcome to attend. Learn more at transfer.uw.edu/thursday.

Templates and resources for UW departments

Download the most updated template here.

Examples: see examples on the following websites

Template Preview:

To prepare for a successful application and transfer from a community college, refer to the following worksheet: (link to major specific planning worksheet)

Prospective transfer students at any stage of the planning or application process are invited to contact the departmental adviser (link). Students can consult with the adviser about their individual academic planning prior to admission, and are invited to visit the campus for in-person advising appointments. Schedule a visit (link) to campus around one of the weekly Transfer Thursday (link) events to get general information about the transfer admission process.

Download the most updated template here.

Transfer Student Profile Tips

Want to highlight a transfer student? Use the following tips below to capture their story.

  • Include a photo
  • List previous institution(s)
  • Questions to ask:
    • What is your name and your major?
    • What has been the biggest change for you coming from your previous institution to the UW? (can be academic, social, etc)
    • How did you find support/community on campus?
    • What is something you wish you knew about the UW before you arrived?
    • What has been your favorite Husky Experience so far?
    • Please share a piece of advice to incoming transfer students

See main page for example profiles (scroll to the bottom).

Transfer Student Engagement Council (TSEC)

The UW is dedicated to the success and engagement of transfer students. Meet the team of collaborators across campus who are leading the charge on improving the transfer experience.

Name College/Unit
Janice Decosmo (Co-Chair) Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Michaelann Jundt (Co-Chair) Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Student Academic Services
Cynthia Caci College of Arts and Sciences
Patricia Kramer College of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology
Michelle Hall College of the Environment
Jocelyn De Jong Enrollment Management - UW Admissions
Helen Garrett Enrollment Management - University Registrar
Kay Lewis Enrollment Management - Financial Aid
Paul Seegert Enrollment Management - UW Admissions
Marisa Nickle Academic and Student Affairs
Patricia Loera Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Noe Valdovinos Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Kristian Wiles Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Lincoln Johnson Student Life
Felipe Martinez Student Life
Pamela Schreiber Student Life - Housing & Food Services
Susan Terry Student Life - Career & Internship Center
Philip Reid Office of the Provost
Joslin Boroughs Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Advising
Tim McCoy Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Advising
Martha Tran Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Student Academic Services
LeAnne Wiles Undergraduate Academic Affairs - First Year Programs
Paul Rucker UW Alumni Association

History

Transfer Student Engagement Council was convened through the Community College Engagement Initiative (CCEI) in 2015. CCEI was a year-long study designed to review and assess the community college transfer student experience at the UW. The CCEI work has continued through continuing councils such as TSEC and is supported by the Transfer Initiative. Questions about the Transfer Initiative, please contact Martha Tran.