TPS has agreements with nine colleges to guarantee admission for qualifying seniors

Applying for college can feel exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It may help to know that all graduating seniors qualify for guaranteed admission to at least one of nine colleges in Washington.  

Tacoma Public Schools has agreements with those nine schools to clearly outline admission criteria. For students and families, this gives a roadmap and peace of mind knowing what steps they can take now to ensure college admission.

Get more information about the criteria for each school. For example, UWT requires a 2.7 GPA. Others require a 3.0 GPA. At Tacoma Community College, all TPS grads have an opportunity to enroll. 

Schools with guaranteed admission for qualifying TPS seniors: 

  • Central Washington University (CWU) 

  • Eastern Washington University (EWU)  

  • Evergreen State College (Evergreen) 

  • Washington State University (WSU) 

  • Western Washington University (WWU) 

  • Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) 

  • University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) 

  • University of Puget Sound (UPS) 

  • Tacoma Community College (TCC) 

Next steps
Seniors who meet the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) requirements will soon receive notification of their acceptance pending maintaining their academic progress. Juniors will receive notification of what they need to achieve in the next year to earn automatic acceptance into one of the Washington State GAP universities. 

Get more information, including admission criteria for each school.  

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