Once you have submitted your application to the Elementary Master in Teaching Program, you will have completed the first step of the process. The Office of Student Services in the College of Education will then start processing your application. Please review the information below for details on what to expect next.

 

STEP 1: Your application will be processed.

> Your application materials will be verified, assessed, and checked into the application database within 5 business days of the December 4 application deadline.

> You may log into your online application status page to view items that have been received or not received.

STEP 2: You will receive an email about your application status.

> Within 5 business days of the application deadline (on or before December 9), you will also receive an email notification that your application is complete or incomplete.

> If your file is incomplete, you will have limited time to get any missing materials turned in to your file before your application is reviewed. The committee will begin reviewing files on December 14.

STEP 3: Your application will be sent to the committee for review.

> After the processing period ends, your application will be sent to the committee for review on December 14. You will receive an email notification once this has happened.

> The committee will review throughout winter and be reaching out to applicants between January and March as they review. You will be contacted about your status either way and if offered an interview, they will provide next steps in the process at that point.

> The target date for final decisions is March 12.

APPLICATION STATUS QUESTIONS

How do I log in to my application to view my status?

You can log back in by following this link: https://webapps.grad.uw.edu/applForAdmiss/login.aspx. Once there, next to your submitted application in the action column, you can view your status. On this page, you can view materials received, edit recommender information, or view and update transcripts. Once there is a status decision, you will see this there also.

Is there a way to expedite the processing of my application?

Be sure the transcripts uploaded are complete, legible, and include your degree information if you have graduated. Ensure that Basic Skills test scores were submitted. Remind any recommenders to submit letters if you see that they have not been received. 

How will I hear about my application status?

We will use the email address indicated in your application to communicate your application status by the target date. Please add these email addresses to your contacts to ensure you receive these updates:

  • paulajw@uw.edu – emails about your completeness status will come from this address
  • eduapp@uw.edu – emails about your final application status will come from this address
  • tepinfo@uw.edu – emails from the Teacher Education office will come from this address

You can also log in to your application portal to view your application status: https://webapps.grad.uw.edu/applForAdmiss/login.aspx Once final decisions are made, this information will be available to you here.

What if I don’t hear about my application status by the target date?

Make sure to check your spam folder. If you cannot find an update there, email eduapp@uw.edu for assistance. 

APPLICATION MATERIAL QUESTIONS

What if I don’t see a required item marked as received?

Please allow 5 business days for us to process any materials. We’ll update receipt status once we have verified your materials and contact you about anything that is missing.

My application materials show receipt status after the deadline – is it considered late?

It is not late if it is checked in during our processing period, which is anytime between the deadline and December 14.

What is acceptable for transcripts?

It is only required to upload unofficial transcripts for the application. Transcripts must be generated directly from your school and have complete information about your coursework and degree earned. You can log back in to your online application to ensure that the transcripts you uploaded are readable and have complete information.  If you are offered admission, the Graduate School then requires an official transcript to verify your degree.

How will I know if a recommendation has been submitted?

Once a letter is received, it will read as “received”.  Letters that are expected online will read as “activated” until received.

One or more of my recommenders have not all submitted their letter yet. Can I still submit my application?

Yes, you should still submit the application with the letter(s) pending.  The submissions will be matched to your application once completed by the recommender(s).

TEST SCORE QUESTIONS

Why aren’t my test scores appearing under Official Test Scores?

Basic Skills Test scores are checked in under the Basic Skills Test Score information and may not appear under “Official Test Scores” if you took the West-B, CBEST, or Praxis I.  As long as we have checked your scores in under Basic Skills Test Information after processing your application, we have received the official scores.

Do I need to send official test scores to UW?

If you have uploaded your score report or previously had scores sent to UW, you do not need to send official scores.  You would only need to send official scores if you did not upload them or if they are not part of your UW student record.

I was a UW student and previously submitted official test scores to UW. Do I need to re-send my test scores?

If you had SAT and ACT scores sent to UW for reading, writing, and math as a previous UW student, you do not need to re-send those scores.

Have I met testing requirements for the Basic Skills Test?

The Basic Skills test is required with scores submitted to UW for Reading, Math, and Writing for any candidate seeking certification. The acceptable tests include West-B, ACT, SAT, CBEST, and Praxis I. Writing test for SAT must have been taken after 2005. There are no longer passing scores but all three tests must be taken.

I took the West-B Test before the deadline but my scores aren’t reported yet – are they late?

As long as you have taken the test before the deadline, we will know to look for your scores shortly to be on time for your application.

I wasn’t able to take the Basic Skills Test yet due to circumstances around COVID 19 - are my materials late?

We are aware of limitations with testing and COVID-19. As long as you noted this in your application, the committee will review all other materials to make a decision about your application. Please send a test plan once you have this.

Beginning December 1 online proctoring for the WEST-B will be an available option through Pearson. You will be able to take the test securely from home with a simple check-in process. Be sure to visit the WEST website for more information. 

How do I send official scores to UW if I couldn’t upload a report?

West-B: Report to UW when registering for the test.

ACT: Contact Student Services Score Report (319-337-1270) to order your score report in addition to requesting your scores be sent to University of Washington, Seattle. Be sure to specify that your scores are sent to the UW.  ACT scores prior to 1995 cannot be used to meet the basic skills requirement.

SAT: Call 866-756-7346 and ask that your scores be sent to University of Washington, Seattle, school code #4854. SAT writing scores prior to 2005 cannot be accepted.