Hi everybody, I'm just trying to pass on this tradition of posting application status. For previous decision notification threads, please click the two links below.
-started by sgcore
-started by schan53
INFO you should know
The notification period written on the foster website is:
UW Natives November 6 (the first day of priority registration, next Wednesday, WOW)
Transfers December 1
The winter admission is very competitive one and roughly 50% of the applicants can be admitted, that's about 500~600. Within this range, 80% will be selected by index, by which is a percentage calculated by:
• Combined GPA (40%)
• Pre-application GPA (25%)
• Writing Skills Assessment (35%)
And the rest of the spots will be taken by a further examination of other components of your application. Like your improvement on grades, how your ps is written, etc. HOWEVER, please note that if you didn't pass the WSA test (getting a 3 or below), your application will be thrown away. I believe writing is not an issue for most of you, but international students should be alert of this.
EXAMPLES I've heard
I know a senior who is an ESL and when he applied for foster, his GPA was below 3. He got admitted! This can be a rare one but it could happen.
Last quarter, a friend of mine got in with a passing score of WSA, a 3.
WHAT to expect
If admitted, then congrats!
If pending, keep waiting, there's a very good chance that you've passed your WSA but the admission office is stilling looking through you application!
If denied, don't worry, I saw many people posted on this forum that they got admitted on their second try. Plus, the next application season is less competitive:) Talk with your adviser and think of multiple back-up plan.
Good luck everybody!