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Discover all the information you need below to get your UW Bothell application started. Learn more about the qualities and characteristics we’re looking for in our review process. Also, find out about important deadlines you won’t want to miss.

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First-year student

You are a first-year student if you have not attended a college or university following the summer of your high school graduation or obtaining your GED.

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Transfer student

You are a transfer student if you have completed (or will complete) college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university following the summer after your high school graduation.

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International student

An international student is an applicant who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident and plans to attend a college, university or other post-secondary education institution in the U.S.

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Post-baccalaureate student

You are a post-baccalaureate student if you have earned a bachelor’s degree and are seeking admission for an additional bachelor’s degree and NOT a Master’s degree.

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Returning UW Bothell student

You are a returning student if you have previously attended UW Bothell but did not complete your degree program.

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Non-matriculated student

You are considered a non-matriculated student if you are not pursuing a degree or certificate, instead taking courses for personal enrichment, career advancement, salary increases, etc.

Applying as a non-matriculated student

First-year students have two deadlines to apply: an early action and a regular decision deadline. You’ll apply as a pre-major student and pick your major after you enroll.

If you are a transfer, returning or post-baccalaureate student, you apply directly to your major. Each major may have a different deadline date, so you’ll need to review the major application dates for the exact quarter and major you want to pursue.

The University of Washington Bothell seeks students who can benefit from its wealth of academic and cultural opportunities and can contribute to its amazing energy and rich diversity of experiences. Our holistic review process looks beyond grades and standardized tests.

More about our application review process

Take a look at our extensive FAQ page or schedule a one-on-one appointment with an admissions counselor.

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Costs & Aid

A college degree requires planning, careful decision making and a commitment from both you and your family. We believe that students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington Bothell and that finances should not be a barrier.

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Being part of the Husky Promise made me feel like I needed to work hard because I’m thankful to be part of this and to receive this financial aid. l was so determined to come regardless. I just knew it would work out somehow. Because of the Husky Promise, I am here.

Hesbeyda Villafana, Class of 2020
Educational Studies, American & Ethnic Studies