Transfer Course Petition

This petition allows students to petition a course from a different institution that did not come in as an area of knowledge. Students must explain why the course should be transferable or equivalent to a specific UW course. You must submit a form for each course that is being petitioned and a course syllabus.

Note: Some Transfer Course petitions would go to the department offering the course being petitioned.*

When to apply:

You can apply after your courses have been formally evaluated by the University of Washington-Bothell.

How to apply:

Students can submit the online petition by themselves or can work with an academic advisor who can help you submit the petition. You will need to submit a personal statement and copy of the course syllabus with that form to the Petition committee. Please email the syllabus to

Where to apply:

Please use this link.

Next steps:

The Petition committee meets every other week through the 5th week of quarter and then the committee will meet every week until the end of the quarter. The committee will respond to your petition via your UWemail within two weeks of receiving it. The committee meets throughout the academic year except during holidays and winter and spring breaks.