Interested in becoming an ECO major? 

ECO students are interested in working with youth, young adults and adult learners in a variety of community contexts.  The ECO major prepares students to fulfill a plethora of careers in education.  Students interested in working with young children are encouraged to explore the Early Childhood and Family Studies program. The ECO Major admits students for Autumn and Winter quarter admission. Applications are accepted for Winter 2019 admission between September 17th, 2018 and October 15th, 2018. Applications can be submitted until 11:59PM on October 15th. Late applications are not accepted. When the application portal is ready to accept applications, the link will be found on this web page.

Admissions Requirements

* Students may submit an application while enrolled in EDUC 280. If all other criteria are met students will be conditionally admitted, pending final course grade.

Students who do not meet the aforementioned minimum admissions criteria, but feel they would be a good fit for the ECO major, may submit a petition at the time of applying.  This petition does not guarantee admission.  To submit a petition, write a brief statement addressing why you think the admissions committee should consider you as an ECO major, despite lacking the minimum qualifications.  Your statement should address overall fit with the ECO major learning objectives, as well as your ability to meet the academic rigor of the program.  You will be prompted to upload your petition in the online admissions system.  Petitions are subject to the admissions deadlines.

Transfer Students 

Transfer students interested in the ECO Major can select the major on their UW Admissions application. The ECO Major requires EDUC 280 to be in-progress or completed for a student to apply to the major. Because of this, transfer students are not eligible to be directly admitted to ECO. Transfer students who select ECO as their desired Major and meet all other UW admission requirements are admitted as pre-major students. After submitting your enrollment deposit to the university, admitted transfer students will the required Transfer Advising & Orientation host by UW First Year Programs. This is a chance for you to meet with an ECO adviser and plan for admission to the Major. If you have questions about the transfer student admissions to the ECO Major, please contact Scott Weatherman at weather9 @   

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