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After you receive an admission offer

Notify us of your decision

After you receive our admission offer, you will need to inform the Graduate School and the department of your decision. To notify us, log into your Graduate Application Status Page. You will be instructed to accept or decline the offer of admission.


If you accept our admission offer, "Next Steps" will appear on your Graduate Application Status Page. "Next Steps" are things that you need to do before you enroll in classes at the UW. Foreign applicants who indicated that they will be requesting an I-20 or DS-2019 visa application will be given instructions.


If you decline an admission offer, you will be asked to complete a short survey on your Graduate Application Status Page.

Financial assistance

If you receive an offer for a financial assistance package, you will also need to inform the Mechanical Engineering Department of your decision to accept or decline the offer. Detailed instructions will be provided in the offer letter.


If you would like to defer your admission, please contact the Graduate Program Adviser. While deferral is often granted, it is subjected to the following conditions:

  • Deferral can only be granted once and the deferred admission can be for no more than one year (e.g., an autumn 2012 applicant can defer an offer to autumn 2013, but no later).
  • Deferral only applies to admission offers. Deferral does not apply to financial assistance packages. Students who receive an offer of financial assistance may lose the financial assistance after the deferral.

Prospective graduate student visitation

Master's Students:

ME's Graduate Visitation Day and the UW’s GSEE (Graduate Student Equity and Excellence) offer admitted graduate students opportunities to get to know the department and campus, learn about logistics and strategies, and start building their campus community.

PhD Students:

We invite all accepted PhD students to visit our campus. Students can take this opportunity to learn about our program, interact with faculty and current graduate students, as well as tour research facilities. We encourage students to arrange the visitation options with their respective recruiting faculty, or contact Wanwisa Kisalang, Graduate Academic Counselor-Lead at Travel and accommodation will be reimbursed for qualified students.

Build community

ME's own graduate student association MEGA organizes mentoring and social events to help students connect.

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD) offers resources for students to engage in communities and activities.

FIUTS, the UW's Foundation for International Understanding Through Students, connects university students to local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. They offer many social and volunteer activities throughout the year.