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Winter 2014 Foster UAG Current/Transfer Accepted/Pending/Denied?

NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited November 2013 in University of Washington
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!
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Replies to: Winter 2014 Foster UAG Current/Transfer Accepted/Pending/Denied?

  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Forgot to mention my condition... I am a current UW student, intended major is Finance.
    I am unsure about my writing... A LOT. Suck at timed writing.
    Please share your admission decision and statistics here with us. Thanks!!!!
  • marslove3marslove3 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Thank you for creating this thread! I just read through last years threads that you posted. That is so helpful to know around the time we will find out! :)
    I am a transfer student from Edmonds Community College, intended major is Accounting.
    What is the difference between the cumulative and pre-app gpa?
    I will let you know when I hear anything!
  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    marslove3 You are welcome! So cumulative gpa is your overall gpa in college, and pre-application is the average gpa for the prerequisite class. Here's the website for the pre-app and pre-admission (those need to be taken during/before the quarter of application) courses and all the alternatives. Good luck and thanks for replying!!!!!!
    Application Requirements
  • marslove3marslove3 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Okay so does it include pre-admission classes or it is just pre-application?
    Just pre-application is
    Hope that is right. I just took the average of the pre-application classes for the pre-app gap :)
  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    marslove3 Right, just average the pre-application ones will be fine, because most people are still taking their pre-admission courses when they apply. I just went to the undergraduate office today. The front desk told me she heard the review was done, and the decision emails/letters are being prepared with wsa scores inside.
  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    The first admission wave may reach us tonight, because this is the first weekday of the week, in which notification should be out. There are several ways to check your status online instead of sitting around and waiting for the life changing email.
    1. On your myuw frontpage, the line under your tuition balance is your major status. You can see your major there. Mine is still: intended: Business Administration.
    2. Open unofficial transcript and see your college and major there. For example, mine says college of arts and science, pre major.
    3. There's a tool called Faculty/Staff/Student Directory on your myuw frontpage, if you type your type in the searching area, you can see a brief result of yourself as a student. Click more, there's your year and current major.
    The above three are pretty similar, all about the major status.
    4. Go to the "apply now" page of Foster UAG and log in with your account (facebook, Gmail, etc.), and you will reach a page with your submitted application's current status. It has your ID and the status of the application. For now, mine still displays "in review." I think it might change to "accepted" or "rejected/declined" later. We'll see.

    Don't lose hope or patience. Let's keep waiting! Update your condition here if you got the mail:) Thanks and good luck!
  • marslove3marslove3 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Okay, thank you so much NoyamHugz! You are so helpful! :) Will let you know when any updates happen! I'm still so curious to know my WSA score, but I'm sure I will have to wait until I get my admissions notification, right?
  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    @marslove3 I am curious about my wsa score too... But we have to wait for the decision letter. They'll compare our statistics with the applied and admitted.
  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Applicants Admitted Your Factors
    Combined GPA 40% 3.42 3.56 3.85
    Pre-application GPA 25% 3.52 3.66 3.93
    WSA Score 35% 3.53 4.15 3.25
  • marslove3marslove3 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Congratulations!! So exciting!! I am out of the country right now, so can't check my mail yet, but will check it within the next week! You are already attending the UW, correct? This might mean you are notified earlier than us transfers.
  • NoyamHugzNoyamHugz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    @marslove3 Thanks! Yes I am a uw student and we do get notification earlier than you do. But don't worry, I am sure the good news is coming to you very soon! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
  • marslove3marslove3 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Thank you so much! So happy for you! So far I compare pretty good with the statistics of admitted students, just have to wait for that WSA score! Will let you know when I found out!! :)
  • yellowsmithyellowsmith Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Wow your GPA is very high! haha

    I got accepted :D

    What do you guys think is a good first quarter business schedule? I'm thinking about taking IS 300 and I BUS 300 first…but idk what else. B Econ 300 seems hard…:/ Do you guys know anything about which classes are have heavier and lighter work loads?
  • seatacseatac Registered User Posts: 585 Member
    @yellowsmith, what's your major? It all depends on it. In any case, it's a good idea to start getting prereqs out of the way ASAP so that you don't limit yourself in 400-level courses during your senior year.

    IS 300 is a valuable class, but IBUS 300 can usually wait... It's not a prereq for anything. I would start with Fin 350. Marketing is an easy course -- just read and you'll be fine as long as you can beat the curve.
  • seatacseatac Registered User Posts: 585 Member
    BTW, congratulations everybody here. Start getting into various clubs and activities right away. Reach out to your advisers for recommendations. I didn't do much until my second quarter and now regret it a bit.
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