A Word about COVID-19 Prevention

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A PROGRAM AT FHL, PLEASE FIRST REVIEW OUR COVID-19 PREVENTION PROTOCOLS:

FHL COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Prevention Procedures for FHL Course Students


QUESTIONS? Look over the pages of information for students under About Taking FHL Courses. Then if you still have questions, contact FHL Student Services Manager Mason Wiley: masonfhl@uw.edu

We welcome applications from undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, graduate students and non-students from institutions worldwide, and will accept them after the due date if space is available. Admission decisions are normally completed in 4-6 weeks and applicants will be notified by email. We cannot admit students until they have submitted all required materials. The Director of Friday Harbor Laboratories has final authority in admitting students.

Students may submit a financial aid request in their application, but such requests will not be considered until after admission decisions have been completed. This may require an additional 2-3 weeks and students will be notified in a separate email.

For Spring or Autumn Quarter

  1. Gather copies of your transcript(s) – unofficial transcripts are fine. Save each transcript as a PDF with file name that begins with your last and first names, e.g. “WilliamsSusanTranscriptA.pdf.”  You will upload the transcript(s) to the Application Form.
  2. In 100-200 words, answer the question: “What motivates you to apply for this FHL program?” You will enter your response in the Application Form.
  3. For Spring Marine Studies or Autumn Marine Studies: think carefully about and note the set of courses you would like to take. You will list these in the Application Form.
  4. NON-UW STUDENTS ONLY: identify a person (preferably a college/university faculty instructor) familiar with your academic work whom FHL could contact to ask for a reference on your behalf.  You will enter this person’s name and contact information in the Application Form.
  5. If you plan to apply for FHL financial aid, determine the minimum assistance you will need in order to attend the program and write a brief explanation of your specific need, including notes about other sources of income and support.  You will enter this information in the Application Form.
  6. After you’ve gathered the materials above, fill out and submit the FHL Application Form: 2021 Autumn Application
  7. International Students: Additional Materials

For Summer A or B Term

  1. Gather copies of your transcript(s) – unofficial transcripts are fine. Save each transcript as a PDF with file name that begins with your last and first names, e.g. “WilliamsSusanTranscriptA.pdf.”  You will upload the transcript(s) to the Application Form.
  2. In 250 words or less, write a response to the prompt: “Tell us about yourself and your background.” You will enter your response as Statement #1 in the Application Form.
  3. In 250 words or less, write a response to the prompt: “Describe your motivation for taking the FHL course or courses to which you are applying, with a focus on your goals.” You will enter your response as Statement #2 in the Application Form.
  4. Think carefully about and note the course(s) you would like to take, including alternate courses if you are interested. You will list your course choice(s) in the Application Form.
  5. Identify a person (preferably a college/university faculty instructor) familiar with your academic work whom FHL could contact to ask for a reference on your behalf.  You will enter this person’s name and contact information in the Application Form.
  6. If you plan to apply for FHL financial aid, determine the minimum assistance you will need in order to attend the program and write a brief explanation of your specific need, including notes about other sources of income and support. You will enter this information in the Application Form.
  7. After you’ve gathered the materials above, fill out and submit the FHL Application Form: The 2021 Summer Application is CLOSED
  8. International Students: Additional Materials

 

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