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Information School


Informatics is the study of the structure, algorithms, behavior, and interactions of natural and artificial computational systems.

Quick Facts

Clear Evidence is Rewarded

By mentioning specific examples of how you collaborate, work, and learn, you can earn the highest score.

Grammar in Essay

Grammar is not strictly evaluated, provided it doesn't impact the overall readability of the essay.

Goals Must be Nuanced

Examples are mentioned within the rubric. Should be related to an underlying impact or theme, not a specific task at a company.

The Rubric

The rubric is directly provided from the University of Washington through a process known as the Freedom of Information Act.


This rubric was last updated for Fall 2023 and is fully up-to-date.
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