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.

There are several ways to get connected to UW.

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

2. Advising liaisons are your first point of contact with questions about academics. Download your specific CTC liaison flyer here

Tim McCoy (mccoytj@uw.edu)

  • Green River Community College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Pierce College-Puyallup
  • Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
  • Renton Technical College
  • Whatcom Community College
  • Everett Community College

Kat Hirai (kathirai@uw.edu)

  • Highline College
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • Spokane Community College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • South Seattle College
  • Bates Technical College

Joslin Boroughs (joslinb@uw.edu)

  • North Seattle College
  • Olympic College
  • Peninsula College
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Centralia College
  • Clover Park Technical College

Christina Kerr (ckerr@uw.edu)

  • Bellevue College
  • Cascadia College
  • Clark College
  • Lake Washington IT
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • South Puget Sound Community College

Donna Netz (dnetz@uw.edu)

  • Seattle Central College
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Big Bend Community College
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Lower Columbia College

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

Carlos Williams (clwilli@uw.edu)

  • Bates College
  • Bellevue College
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Cascadia Community College
  • Centralia Community College
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Highline Community College
  • Lake Washington Technical College
  • Lower Columbia College
  • North Seattle College
  • Olympic College
  • Pierce College at Puyallup
  • Pierce Steilacoom College
  • Renton Community 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 (nval18@uw.edu)

  • Big Bend Community College
  • Clark College
  • Columbia Basin Community College
  • Everett Community College
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Yakima Valley Community College

Jim Laroche (laroche@uw.edu)

  • Peninsula Community College
  • Northwest Indian College

Helen Enguerra (hpe@uw.edu)

  • Green River Community College

Zach Mckinlay (zachmck@uw.edu)

  • Tacoma Community College

Documents and Resources

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

Here are some key documents:

Transfer Student Engagement Council

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
Philip Ballinger (Co-Chair) Enrollment Management
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
Cristina Caeta Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity - Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment
Patricia Loera 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
Janice Decosmo Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Martha Tran Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Student Academic Services
LeAnne Wiles Undergraduate Academic Affairs - First Year Programs
Paul Rucker UW Alumni Association

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.

Website Templates

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).