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Graduate Students|Admissions

Next Steps for Admitted Graduate Students

Once notified of your official admission to UW and your individual academic program, students will be directed on how to confirm their intent to enroll and advised on a number of "next steps" in the process. In addition to program-specific items, all admitted graduate students must:

Submit the MMR Immunization Form

All graduate students must turn in proof of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination prior to course registration. You will not be able to register for semester classes if you have not met this requirement. For further information about the MMR vaccination requirement, please contact Student Health Service.

Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS)

While graduate students are not required to live in university housing, affordable, convenient options do exist on campus. Visit the Residence Life and Dining Services' website or contact the main RLDS Office at (307) 766-3175 to learn more about residence halls and university apartments.

Federal Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who would like to be considered for need-based assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The priority deadline for students entering in the fall is March 1. For more information, visit the graduate financial assistance website. Deadlines exist for many scholarship and financial opportunities.

Students wishing to pursue graduate assistantships should do so at the time they apply for admission to their academic program. Contact your graduate program for information about applying for an assistantship.

Confirming Your Intent to Enroll at UW

Each graduate program will advise its new graduate students on the process for confirming their intention to enroll at UW. Unlike undergraduates, graduate students are not required to make an enrollment deposit in order to confirm their intent to enroll.

Students admitted to a graduate program who wish to postpone or defer their enrollment for up to one year should inquire about this option with their graduate program.

Final Transcripts and Academic Records

If you applied for admission prior to having completed your most recent degree, please have your final college transcript sent directly to the UW Admissions Office when they become available. Your admission is not final until the final transcripts are received, which can hold up any financial assistance and may prevent you from enrolling for subsequent semesters.

Graduate Student Orientation and GA Training

New graduate students are asked to attend a half-day orientation session to learn more about UW resources and academic expectations. To learn more about the orientation and upcoming dates visit the Graduate Education page. Information about the program will also be sent to admitted graduate students.

Graduate students receiving graduate assistantships are required to attend a Graduate Teaching and Learning Symposium held prior to the start of the Fall semester.

UW also offers numerous professional development and training opportunities throughout the year for graduate students wishing to develop skills and knowledge, as well as engage outside the classroom.

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