Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a waiver for TOEFL or any other English Language Test if my language of instruction (in undergraduate/high school) was English?
    • If you are an international student, the answer is NO.
  • What is the deadline for Fall admission?
    • February 1
  • What is the deadline for Winter admission?
    • August 1
  • How many letters of recommendation letters are required?
    • Two letters are required. They can be in free-format.  It would be best if at least one of the letters is from an academic institution.
  • Can I send notarized copies of transcripts?
    • Yes
  • What is Pre-Masters?
    • A set of undergraduate courses in UW spanning either one term or two terms. 
  • Do I apply for Pre-Masters directly?
    • No.  You need to apply to the graduate program.  The department will recommend that you be admitted to the Pre-Masters program, if there are deficiencies.  After you complete your pre-Masters successfully, you need to reapply to the graduate program.
  • Do I need a supervisor before being admitted to the thesis-based program?
    • Yes.
  • Is the admission procedure different for the course-based program? 
    • No.  If a student cannot find a supervisor, he/she will be admitted to the course-based program.