One of the many services that the OSDI provides to the diverse student populations begins before they are admitted to the College of Education. 

Application Bootcamp

As a service to prospective applicants, the OSDI assists students to navigate the application process by:

  • Providing pre-application consultations (via emails, phone calls, and application boot camp)

  • Helping prospective students define their academic goals and research interests

  • Connecting prospective students with current students to aid in understanding their areas of interest

Are you ready to apply but would like some guidance on your goal statements? Our Application Boot camp provides an overview of important things to know when applying. You can have your statement reviewed by our Diversity Ambassadors (DAs) who are current students in the College. We will also be discussing the importance of identifying and connecting with faculty, funding options, and how to make your application stronger. Application bootcamps are held during late summer and in the fall. Check the COE Calendar to learn the date. 

***Our Online 2019 Fall Application Bootcamp is happening on Friday, October 11th from 5:00pm-7:00pm PST. ***

*** Our On-site 2019 Fall Application Bootcamp is happening on Monday, November 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm PST. ***

Important: If you cannot attend the fall application bootcamp because you are outside of the Seattle area or the United States and would also like assistance with your application, we can arrange a time to help you via e-mail, Skype or Google Hangout. Please e-mail us

1-on-1 Services

The OSDI offers personalized one-on-one sessions with domestic minority and international prospective students. We assist students in learning more about the College of Education, informing them about our various undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, act as a liaison in making connections with current students and faculty, as well as aid students with their applications. One-on-ones can be conducted via email or in person. Please email us at in order to schedule an appointment.

Prospective Student Days

We invite prospective students to visit the UW College of Education (COE) and enjoy the numerous events we have planned for you. You will have several opportunities to network with other admitted students, as well as current students and faculty from the COE and various other departments. Also, you will learn about funding, housing, campus climate, and living in Seattle!

Learn more about Prospective Student Days

Diversity Ambassadors

At the OSDI we rely on our Diversity Ambassadors to assist in building connections with prospective and current students. Our Diversity Ambassadors can assist in many ways ranging from peer advising to application help. Take a look at our current DAs here!

Program and Degree Exploration

Please use the links below to find out more about our various undergraduate and graduate programs.

Learn more about our different Certificate, M.Ed., Ed. S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. Programs.

Learn more about our variety of Leadership programs.

Learn more about our diverse Teacher Preparation Programs.

Learn more about our various Minors and B.A. programs.

Contact the College of Educaiton for more information. 

Application Resources

Watch video demonstrations about the application process. These videos provide an overview of each step of the application process for M.Ed. and Ed.D./Ph.D. programs.

If you are an international student interested in pursuing a degree at the College of Education, there are a few other requirements and steps you will need to meet. Learn more about International Student Application Requirements.

Financial Aid & Funding

There are various funding sources available to students to assist with financing their degrees. Below are links to the various scholarships offered by the College of Education, The Graduate School, GO-MAP, and external funding sources.

Are you interested in additional resources? Click here to find out more!

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