First Year Students

Before You Apply

Before you apply to the University of Washington Bothell, here are four easy steps to make sure that this process goes smoothly.

Step 1

Are You A First Year Student?

Apply as a First Year Student if any of the following statements describe you:

  • You plan to enter UW Bothell after the summer of graduating from high school.
  • You have earned college credits during your time in high school (through Running Start, College in the high school, Tech Prep, AP, and/or IB) and you plan to enter UW Bothell after the summer of graduating (regardless of how many college credits you have earned or will earn).
  • You have never attended college since leaving high school (regardless of your age).

You should apply as a transfer student only if you have earned college credits after the summer after you graduated high school.

Fulfill Admissions Requirements

The following minimum requirements must be met in order for your application to receive a holistic admissions review:

  • Completion of College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR’s)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Submission of official SAT or ACT scores with the Writing section. Official test scores from SAT (school code: 4467) or ACT (school code: 4497) must be sent directly from the testing agency.
Step 2

Step 3

Prepare Required Documents

We applaud students who choose to challenge themselves in high school or take an alternative route to receiving their high school diploma. Please prepare the required documents applicable to you:

Other documents may be required if you are a Homeschooled Applicant or an International Applicant.

Complete the Application

You are now one step away from joining our Husky family!

In order to complete the application, you must:

  1. Create an account to begin your First Year Student application.
  2. Complete your Activities Log and Personal Statement.
  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $60 or request a fee waiver* and submit your completed application.

*For students with confirmed financial hardship, the University of Washington Bothell can provide a waiver of the $60 application fee. You may request an application fee waiver within the online application. The family income section must be completed prior to requesting an application fee waiver on the payment method page.

Step 4

Learn more about the application process by attending an Information Session or scheduling an individual advising appointment with an Admissions Advisor by calling (425) 352-5000 or emailing