Interested in completing your degree through the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies program? Please review all the application requirements and deadlines detailed here.

Important Dates and Deadlines

A new program cohort starts every Fall. Applications are accepted beginning in March with a final deadline of July 17. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration for that Falls cohort. Admission offers will be mailed no later than the end of August.

Minimum Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies, you must meet the requirements below. Note that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the UW.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Completed the College Academic Distribution Requirements (not required for those who already have a bachelors degree).
  • Completed a minimum of 70 transferable quarter credits from regionally accredited colleges or universities (1 semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits).
  • Earned a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher in all transferable coursework.

Transferable Credits

In general, you should be able to transfer college-level academic credits for courses that fall within the UW Areas of Knowledge. Learn more on the UW Transfer Credit Policies page, including notable restrictions on transfer credit.

How to Apply

We recommend that you begin preparing your application early. All materials must be submitted on or before June 1.

If you have already completed or will complete a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrolling at UW, select the ECFS O postbac option when you fill out the online application form.

Note: Former and current University of Washington students should contact us for instructions on how to apply.

In order to complete the application process for the ECFS degree completion program, you must first submit the following materials to UW Admissions:

Official transcripts can be sent to:
University of Washington
Office of Admissions
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852


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