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Transferring Credits to UW

Got AP/IB/A-level credits? Transfer!

Anusriya Rahman Ornie-Sophomore -Bioengineering-From Dhaka, Bangladesh-Completed A Levels

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The UW encourages and applauds participation in any of these programs. AP/IB/A-Levels are challenging and demanding, and they provide excellent preparation for university study.If you have taken these programs then don't repeat it!Save time, tuition and explore more

Why Transfer credits?

The UW’s four-digit code is 4854
To submit your AP test scores:Name UW as a recipient when you sign up for exam(s)Contact the College Board and request that scores be sent to the UW Office of AdmissionsInformation about courses and credit awards will be accessible to you via MyUW


Advanced Placement (AP)


AP Policy Overview

  • scores of 3 or higher are considered for college credit awards
  • The table shows the UW’s departmental policies for awarding course equivalencies and credits for each exam.
  • Note: AP scores may be submitted only for courses taken while in high school and for tests taken during or within six months after leaving high school. AP test results may not be used to waive admission requirements.
To submit your IB transcript:Name the UW as a recipient when you sign up for IB program exam(s)Contact the IB Organization to request that an official IB transcript be sent directly to the UW Office of AdmissionsInformation about courses and credit awards will be accessible to you via MyUW


International Baccalaureate (IB)


IB Policy overview

  • credits are awarded for subjects in which the student has earned a grade of 4 or higher
  • students who earn an IB diploma (not a certificate) will be awarded 5 more quarter credits toward UW graduation requirements.
  • A maximum of 45 quarter credits may be awarded for IB.
Official A Level or AS Level exam certificate must submitted to the Office of AdmissionsTo submit your A/AS Level transcript:Mail Official Transcript or send through your high school councelorOnce an official copy of the final exam certificate is received by the Office of Admissions, credit will be recorded on your UW student record


A Level & AS Level exams


A ANd AS Level Policy Overview

  • 15 quarter credits will be granted for A Level exams with a passing grade and 7.5 quarter credits for AS level exams with a passing grade.
  • A maximum of 45 quarter credits (one year) awarded for A level and AS level exams may be applied towards a UW degree.
  • No world language credit is awarded when it is the student’s first language.
  • No grades are posted for A Level or AS Level exams.
Official transcripts can also be sent through Parchment (formerly Naviance) or Transcript Network/Credential Solutions (formerly eScripSafe). When sending an electronic transcript, select the University of Washington as the destination. Do not send electronic transcripts to any email address.

Request one official transcript from each institution you have ever attended, regardless of length of attendance. It is your responsibility to contact each institution to request that transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline.Deadlines to submit official transcripts:January 10 for winter quarterApril 10 for spring quarterJuly 15 for summer and autumn quarter

Send your final official transcripts

Transfer credit for AP exams will be posted to your UW record on or after mid-July.Transfer credit for IB exams will be posted in late August.Transfer credit for AS and A Level exams will be posted to your UW record sometime during autumn quarter. Official certificates for AS and/or A level exams taken in June are generally issued in October or November.

Transfer credit timeline

Credit Evaluation: Once your transcripts are received, the Admissions Office will evaluate your exam scores and determine the transferable credits. They will notify you of the credits awarded, typically during the admissions process or shortly after.Consult Academic Advisor: After receiving the credit evaluation, it is recommended to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. They will help you understand how the transferred credits apply to your degree requirements and assist in planning your course schedule.


Impact on Autumn Course Registration


Transferred credits may fulfill prerequisite requirements, allow for advanced placement, or provide general elective credits. Consulting with an academic advisor to understand how transferred credits apply to degree requirements and plan your course schedule. Find your advisor on myUW

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