Here are some commonly asked questions:
How will AP/IB credits transfer?
If you took any Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, you could possibly get UW credits depending on what score you received.
When will financial aid be distributed?
If you submitted the FAFSA by February 28, you will receive your first-year award letter sometime between mid March and early April through your MyUW Account. For more information about financial aid and scholarships or to speak to a representative, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-352-5240.
What will my schedule be like in the first year?
Most UW Bothell courses are offered two days a week for about two hours each. Courses are offered throughout the day and evening; however, most first and second year courses are offered during the day. Full-time students take between 12 – 18 credits, which is roughly three courses per quarter.
What type of classes will I take as a First-Year?
The first-year curriculum is centered around the Discovery Core, a sequence of courses that will engage you in a community of learners, orient you to university academics and social activities, and introduce you to the richness of interdisciplinary learning. The challenges we face in the world are not divided into disciplines, so our courses are designed to focus on a common theme by integrating at least two areas of knowledge into one class (e.g., biology and business; computer science and philosophy; mathematics and literature). In addition to the Discovery Core classes, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives including Calculus, Chemistry, or Into to Psychology. These classes not only apply toward your general education requirements, but allow you to explore your interests.
Who teaches UW Bothell classes?
Classes at UW Bothell are taught by highly qualified and experienced professors who love teaching as much as they do participating in world-renowned research. Students work closely with their professors and peers in a variety of learning activities, including the opportunity to help faculty members conduct research.
What student resources will be available to me if I attend?
There are many different support services and resources available to help students succeed in their studies. Some of the more popular services include:
Does UW Bothell have resources to help students select their major?
UW Bothell students have several resources that will help them decide what degree to pursue. Aside from the Discovery Core, students have access to academic advisors who are able to meet with them on a regular basis and discuss classes, majors, and career paths. The Career Center can help you identify your career strengths and weaknesses.
Do I have access to the libraries on the UW Seattle campus?
Yes. Along with access to over 90,000 books in the UW Bothell library, students have access to the entire UW library system which includes over 7,000,000 titles. Additionally, students have access to the UW WorldCat, a search system that includes libraries in Washington state, Oregon, and worldwide.
Can I take classes at the other University of Washington campuses?
We do a cross-campus enrollment. All undergraduate students enrolled at one UW campus may register for courses at another UW campus on a space-available basis.
What student life activities are offered at UW Bothell?
There are many opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom, including such popular events as comedy shows, concerts, movie nights, cooking classes, weekend outings, and much, much more. We have over 90 diverse student clubs and organizations you can join. If you have a particular interest that doesn't match a current club, you can start your own. A campus Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment is available to students. UW Bothell also offers a variety of recreational sports along with wellness programs.
Can I participate in ROTC?
Yes. The UW ROTC curriculum is one of the best in the nation at developing student leadership skills and producing successful and effective officers for the United States Army and Air Force. The University of Washington hosts the curriculum and training, but also serves UW Bothell students. Check out more information on Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC.
What recreational sports are available on campus?
UW Bothell offers recreational sports that include Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, and Coed Softball just to name a few. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a team that bleeds purple and gold!
Can I buy student tickets for Intercollegiate Athletic games on the Seattle campus?
Yes, UW Bothell students are very much Huskies and have access to student pricing on tickets for all athletic events.
Do I need my own laptop?
UW Bothell provides access to computers on campus for almost all your needs, including two computer labs, Mac and Dell, and multiple workstations around the campus. Additionally, UW Bothell students are able to check out laptops from the library. If you have a laptop, our campus is completely wireless, which means you can access the Internet from anywhere on campus for free.
When/where do I get my Husky Card?
Students get their Husky Card at orientation or by visiting the UW Bothell Security Office. Please be sure to bring your UW Bothell student number and a valid photo ID.
What are my transportation options to get to campus?
There are many different ways to get to campus: bus, bike, carpool, walk, skip or drive. Many bus routes serve the UW Bothell campus.
How safe is campus?
The UW Bothell campus is very safe. Security officers patrol by bike, car, and on foot. Additionally, officers are available to escort students to and from their cars.
Is there an international community present on the UW Bothell campus?
There is a very active and growing international community on campus in which over 30 different countries are represented. UW Bothell representatives pick up international students from the airport upon request, plan fun activities around the greater Seattle area, and celebrate cultures through Intercultural Night, Chinese New Year, and much more.
What is there to do in the greater Seattle area?
Metropolitan Seattle is very hip and eclectic, offering a variety of fun things to do and see.
How do I set up my UWNetID?
By setting up your UW NetID and email account, you will have the opportunity to track your application status. Once you become a student, this is where you will find your financial aid award letter, register for courses, order your transcripts, etc.