FAQ

Applying


When should I apply?
Admissions to the University of Washington Bothell is competitive and we highly recommend that you apply before the priority date. The application will be considered complete when all required documents are received.  This includes all official transcripts as well as other documentation required by the program you are applying to,(i.e. resume or letter(s) of recommendation).

Am I ready to apply?
Perhaps you feel you have all the pieces together and are ready to apply, which is great.  However, if you would like to speak to an advisor about the application please feel free to contact our admission team.  Admissions advisors can guide you step by step through the application process and are available for in-person, email, phone, and chat advising. Click here to connect with an advisor.

What code do I use to send my test scores?
Please use the following codes to send test scores to UW Bothell:

  • SAT: 4467 (scores are valid for 5 years)
  • ACT: 4497 (scores are valid for 5 years)
  • AP: 4467
  • TOEFL: 9964 (scores are valid for 2 years)

How do I send my transcripts?
Click here for all queistions regarding transcripts.

What if I can’t afford the application fee?
The University of Washington Bothell will waive the application fee for qualified students who would otherwise be unable to apply for admission. Please select “I will be requesting an application fee waiver” on the payment method section of the application. Your eligibility will be calculated based upon information provided in the family information income and household size section of the online application. Once you click the submit button at the end of your online application, if your fee waiver is approved, your application will automatically be submitted. If your fee waiver is denied, you will be redirected to another page to provide payment or submit a fee waiver petition.

Is my username and password for the online application the same as my username and password for MyUW?
No. The username and password you create for the online application is only for the admissions application.  However, in order to set up your MyUW account, you will need the username and password you created to submit your online application.   Directions to set up your MyUW account will be emailed to you within a week of submitting your online application. If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-352-5000 or at uwbinfo@uw.edu.

What if I have changes to my application after it has been submitted?
If you have changes to make to your application after submitting it online, please email uwbinfo@uw.edu. You do not need to submit another application. If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-352-5000 or via email.

What is a personal statement?
A personal statement is a very important piece of your application. The personal statement gives you an opportunity to express your personality, academic plan at UWB, career plan and goals through your writing as well as how you will contribute to enhancing our campus.  Be sure to check spelling and grammar before you submit the personal statement. The personal statement varies if you are a First Year Student applicant or a Transfer applicant. Please visit one of the following pages:

What if my application is denied and I would like to appeal the decision?

Applicants who are denied admission to the University of Washington Bothell may request further consideration by presenting a written petition and additional information in support of their application. Such requests should be submitted by email or mail to:

University of Washington Bothell
Office of Admissions, Box 358500
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Email: uwbinfo@uw.edu