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Astronomy is a “capacity constrained” major, entrance into the Astronomy major is by application.

Admission is twice each year. Application deadlines are the third Friday of Autumn quarter and the third Friday of Spring quarter. *Winter Quarter Transfer Admission: Students transferring to the UW in Autumn or Winter quarter may also apply the third Friday of Winter quarter. Here is the application form.

Our Undergraduate Advising Team ( is available to help with academic and career planning, and answer questions and concerns of undergraduates, alumni and prospective students. They can assist with registration holds, distribution of major course add codes, application to major questions, or applying for graduation. 

Note: In-person advising is currently not available.

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