MATESOL Application Checklist

Checklist

*Effective the Autumn 2021 admissions cycle, GRE General Test scores are no longer required as a part of the application.

The application deadline is January 15. If January 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the following Monday.

There is a second application deadline of April 1st. However, most of the available openings are awarded in the first round of application review. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 15th deadline. 

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For questions about application procedures, please email Wendy Asplin at matesol@uw.edu

Application Materials

Unofficial Transcripts from All Colleges or Universities Attended

One copy of transcripts from each college or university attended, reflecting all graduate and undergraduate coursework is required. This copy will be considered "unofficial," but will suffice for application purposes. If admitted, you will be asked to submit official transcripts (a transcript in a sealed envelope bearing the Registrar's seal) from your degree-granting institution to the University of Washington Graduate School. 

Statement of Purpose (500 - 1,000 words)

The statement of purpose is generally between one and two pages long. It indicates some of the intellectual training and background of prospective students, their fields of interest in future English graduate studies, how the program and faculty at the University of Washington is suited to their needs, and what they would hope to bring to the program. The statement of purpose should include information on relevant experience, familiarity with, a commitment to, and the relation of career goals to the field of TESOL, as well as a candidate's academic potential and teaching ability.

Three Letters of Recommendation

Use the online application to provide contact information for three people who will submit letters of recommendation. The recommendations should include information on relevant experience, familiarity with, a commitment to, and the relation of career goals to the field of TESOL, as well as a candidate's academic potential and teaching ability. 

Proof of English Language Proficiency (Non-native English Speakers Only)

Minimum admission requirements: Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed on the Graduate School’s Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements.

For applicants using TOEFL as proof of English Language Proficiency: we do not typically admit applicants with a combined TOEFL score below 100. We do not accept the IELTS.

Requirements to hold a TA-ship/ASE appointment: MATESOL students interested in an Academic Student Employee (ASE) appointment must also demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed on the Graduate School’s Memo 15: Conditions of Appointment for TAs who are not Native Speakers of English. If submitting TOEFL scores, you must receive a score of 26 or above on the speaking portion of TOEFL-iBT in order to be eligible to teach.

How to submit official TOEFL scores: Please ask ETS to send your official scores to the University of Washington using the University's institutional code: 4854. There is no need to include a departmental code.