Department of Construction Management

Upper Division & Transfers

Applications for the Upper-Division CM Program are due in April for entry in the Fall.  Applications are reviewed by the Department’s Undergraduate Admissions Committee during April.  Offers of admission are typically mailed by mid-May and are contingent upon the applicant completing all prerequisite course requirements by the start of the fall quarter of their junior year.

Students should note the following:

  • It typically takes five to six quarters to complete all the upper-division prerequisite classes for the major.
  • Students should contact the Construction Management Adviser as soon as they decide to pursue a CM degree.
  • Prerequisites may be taken during the spring and summer quarters of the student’s sophomore year, but physics, math, and financial accounting courses should be completed prior to submission of the application, if possible.
  • All prerequisite courses must be taken for a grade (unless there is no graded option).

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Must also submit an application to the UW for Transfer Admissions.

Application Link:  (available after Feb 1)

Application Materials:

Application for Admission

    • Complete the application online, following the instructions closely, and checking ALL drop-down menus.
    • Transfer students with credits from Washington state community colleges should review the Equivalency Guide to determine how their coursework will transfer to the University of Washington

Personal Statement

    • Include a one-page typed statement that indicates your motivation and goals for pursuing a degree in construction management.
    • The statement may describe your skills or personality traits that make you well-suited for a career in Construction Management, leadership experience, economic hardships, and family background.
    • Additional content and formatting instructions are on the application.

College transcripts

    • Upload a copy of your unofficial UW transcript (use the printer-friendly version available on MyUW if you are a UW student).
    • Upload unofficial transcripts from all non-UW colleges or universities attended.
    • Transcripts must show grades from the most recent quarter (usually the Winter quarter).


    • Your resume should document your work experience, extracurricular activities, and additional skills or experience. Use a clear, simple format.

Application Submission Instructions:

Submit your application online and make a selection in the first drop-down menu
⇒  Current UW Student,
⇒  T
⇒  D
ual Degree, or
⇒  Early Admit

All applicants are encouraged to meet with the CM Adviser as soon as they decide to pursue a degree in Construction Management.  Set your appointment up now.