Welcome Teachers, Counselors, Advisers, & Community Organizations!
This page is intended for Washington State teachers, high school counselors, community college advisers, and community organizations with an interest in connecting their K-12 and community college students with the Allen School and learning more about the Allen School admissions process. We are excited that you are here!
On this page
The Allen School is excited to offer multiple ways for your school to engage with us! In the School Visit Opportunities section of this page, you can learn all about inviting us to your school or program or bringing students to campus! We also want to make sure that you can provide accurate and up-to-date advising to your students who may be applying to our program. The best way to learn more about the admissions pathways is by visiting our Direct-to-Major (High School Student) or Transfer Student pages. On this site, you can learn about the differences between application pathways and any recent changes to our admissions processes.
School Visit Opportunities
We are so glad that you are interested in scheduling a school visit with us! This section outlines the types of opportunities that we are currently able to offer but if you have an idea for something that is not listed, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate it if we have the capacity to do so. School visits are hosted by the Undergraduate Diversity & Access team and our mission is to attract and educate the next generation of outstanding computer scientists and computer engineers who reflect the many dimensions of diversity in Washington State. While we will accommodate as many visit requests as we can, our priority is for schools and groups that serve students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in computing. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions!
Request a Visit
|Invite our recruiter to a college/career fair||This opportunity is for schools and programs that are already hosting a college or career fair. We are happy to travel to your location in Washington State or attend virtually if we are available. We have standard tabling materials but please let us know if there is any specific information you would like presented. Please note that we are unable to help with the planning of these events.|
|Invite our recruiter to give a direct-to-major (high school) information session||The Allen School hosts a virtual information session for prospective high school students on the first Friday of each month. In addition, we are able to travel to your location or present virtual information sessions for your students. Our community partner information sessions typically have a greater emphasis on why students might be interested in studying in a computing major and the college application process more broadly but if you have specific information requests we would be pleased to accommodate them..|
|Invite our recruiter to give a transfer information session||The Allen School hosts a virtual information session for prospective transfer school students on the second Thursday of each month. In addition, we are able to travel to community colleges within Washington State or present virtual information sessions for your students. The information presented in our community college visits is quite similar to our standard information sessions so students may not need to attend both. If you have specific information requests we would be pleased to accommodate them.|
|Request to a group field trip to the Allen School||There are five standard options to choose from when you bring your students to the Allen School for a field trip. These include a building tour, an information session, a research lab tour, or educational activity, and Q&A with current Allen School students. You can choose multiple of these options. We work with middle, high school, and community college students. Unfortunately, we do not have activities for elementary-age students. Please note that we do not offer field trips in the Summer quarter|
|Invite the Allen School Ambassadors to Lead an Activity at your School||Our student ambassadors are available to present one of four activities for your students. Our “Day in the Life” Presentation or Student Panels will give your students a glimpse into what it is like to study at the Allen School and the University more broadly. Classroom assistance is an opportunity to have Allen School students provide curricular support for teachers and Tech Talks are designed to help students see the applications of computing in everyday life. Please note that student ambassador led activities are only available during the academic year and are suspended for summers and school breaks.|
Application at a Glance
|High School Students||
|Running Start Students|
|Current UW Students||