Application Information

Applications for currently enrolled UW Bothell Premajors are available in both the CSS Program office and the CUSP office. You can also download the application here (PDF).

Computing & Software Systems accepts applications for the BS in CSS and the BA in Applied Computing for Autumn and Spring Quarters. Only applications that are completed by the deadline, will be considered by the CSS Admissions Committee. Students who are completing final prerequisites in Spring, Winter, or Summer may still apply as follows:

  • Enrolled in final prerequisites courses in Winter Quarter: Apply for Spring quarter by Spring quarter deadline.
  • Enrolled in final prerequisites courses in Spring Quarter: Apply for Autumn quarter using priority deadline.
  • Enrolled in final prerequisites Summer Quarter: Apply for Autumn quarter July 1 deadline.

Application Deadlines

Finishing your prerequisites in... Eligible to Apply Deadline
Autumn Winter
November 1st
February 1st
Winter Autumn May 1st (Priority)*
July 1st (Standard)**
Spring Autumn July 1st
Summer Autumn July 1st

*Decisions will not be made until the committee receives the final grades for all prerequisite courses

**Statistics may be in progress

Selection Criteria

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.