Applying to the Economics Major
How to Apply?
To apply for either the BA or the BS in Economics requires the following materials:
Repeat Policy: each of the prerequisite courses can only be repeated once. We will take into account the better of the two grades.
Drop off the complete application packet in person at the Advising Office in Savery 305 during office hours.
When to Apply?
You may apply Autumn Quarter, Winter Quarter, or Spring Quarter provided that you have completed all of the prerequisite courses. Courses must completed with a standard numeric grade. Courses "in progress" or those that have earned "satisfactory" or "S" grade designations will not be eligible.
Applications are due no later than 5pm on the second Friday of the quarter.
Admissions: By the Numbers
Admission to the Department of Economics is competitive. Meeting the basic criteria does not guarantee admission to the major.
(These GPAs are averages, not cutoffs; roughly half of the students accepted to the major in Spring 2013 had prerequisite and overall GPAs lower than 3.57 and 3.52, respectively. Please be aware that the admissions committee considers many factors when making its decisions, including cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, the overall strength of the applicant's academic background, and the quality of the applicant's personal statement.)
The Personal Statement
The Personal Statement is an important piece of your application. UW has plenty of resources that can help you write a great personal statement:
Get the Application
The application for the major is available online. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view this document. If you do not have Acrobat, click here to get it. To download the application, click on the appropriate link below. Printed copies of the application are available from the advising office, in Savery Hall, room 305.
When you have completed the required classes, fill out the application and return it, in-person with the required materials, to Economics Undergraduate Advising in Savery 305.
Last Updated April 29, 2013