Only applications that are completed by the deadline (see below), will be considered by the CSS Admissions Committee.
May 1 (Priority)*
July 1 (Standard)**
*Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application deadline
**Prerequisite courses may be in progress but must be completed by the end of summer quarter
How can I make an appointment with an Admissions Advisor?
If you wish to make an appointment with an Admissions Advisor, please call (425) 352-5000.
The Office of Admissions can serve you better and faster if all the documents required to complete your admission file arrive together. Keep application closing dates in mind; If you attended a college or university out of state, you will need extra time for your transcripts to arrive at your home before you can mail them. If it is not possible to mail the documents with your application you may ask the school(s) to send official documents directly to our admissions office. If you have attended a Washington state community college(s), please have your transcript(s) sent electronically (not faxed).
A complete application file consists of:
You may apply by either downloading an application or applying online.
Suggested information to include in your personal statement: work experience, extracurricular activities, and unusual circumstances. Please limit your statement to no more than two double spaced typewritten pages.
An official transcript is required from each college or university you have ever attended. If you have international transcripts please contact an International Student Advisor no later than two months prior to the application deadline to ensure your application is complete.
An official high school transcript (You only need to send your high school transcript if you studied foreign language or intermediate algebra in high school but not in college).
Send all of your application materials in one package to:
University of Washington, Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
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Enrollment and admission into the CSSE program is highly competitive. The admissions committee uses a holistic approach when reviewing applications and takes into account, academic performance, activities outside the classroom, and the personal statement.
The admission committee pays close attention to grades in the prerequisite classes (especially programming and math). The committee will also look at other supporting documentation such as the student's personal statement. Suggested information to include in your personal statement: work experience, extracurricular activities, and unusual circumstances.
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