Welcome to ECE! We are so excited that you are joining this program!

On this website, you’ll find additional program information and learn about important next steps. We recommend that you bookmark this site so you can find it again easily. If you have any questions as you go along, please reach out to Jenni, your academic adviser, at jcole2@uw.edu


STEP 1: Review the information on this site

This site will give you helpful information about the ECE program, including details on the curriculum, Community-Based Learning, student support, and more. 


STEP 2: Explore funding opportunities

There are many ways to fund your ECE degree! Some ways to get started are:


STEP 3: Respond to your offer of admission

Please respond to your offer of admission within two weeks. You will need your UW NetID to complete this step.


STEP 4: Sign Up for ECE Orientation, Part 1

Your orientation to ECE will have two parts. Part 1 will be held over Zoom and will introduce you to the program, curriculum, registration procedures, and community-based learning experience, and give you the opportunity to get to know other members of your cohort. Please RSVP for one of the below dates. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, please email Jenni at jcole2@uw.edu.

Thursday, July 21, 7pm PDT


Thursday, August 11, noon PDT


Wednesday, September 14, noon PDT

Part 2 of your orientation will occur in Canvas and can be done at your own pace. You must complete both parts of the New Student Orientation before you can register for courses. The ECE orientation is your only required orientation. You do not need to attend an A&O session offered by First Year Programs.


STEP 5: Submit your unofficial transcripts to your ECE adviser

Please submit unofficial transcripts from each college you have attended. Your academic adviser will review these to make sure your credits transferred to UW correctly. You can submit them in one of these three ways:

  1. Upload through google forms (most secure, preferred). This requires you to log into UW Google Suite before you click this link.
  2. Email them to jcole2@uw.edu (less secure).
  3. If the admissions adviser, Tabitha, reviewed your transcripts prior to admission, please let Jenni know (jcole2@uw.edu)


Other new student steps, like registering and meeting with your academic adviser to review your transfer credits, will happen after the first part of your orientation.

Welcome again, and please reach out to Jenni at jcole2@uw.edu with any questions you have!





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