UW Bothell Premajor

Qualifying as a UW Bothell Premajor

If you are currently enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell, please view the information below.


  • CSS 161: Fundamentals of Computing
  • CSSSKL 161:  Fundamental Programming Skills
  • CSS 162: Programming Methodology
  • CSSSKL 162: Programming Methodology Skills
  • STMATH 124: Calculus I
  • STMATH 125: Calculus II
  • STMath 390, BIS 315, or BBus 215: Statistics
  • English Composition: BCUSP 101 or 134
  • Advanced Composition: BCUSP 135

* 2.0 is the minimum GPA required to receive credit for the course, but is not considered competitive.  For more information regarding admission to the program please see CUSP or a CSS Advisor.


Application for Current UWB Students


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

Where should I drop my application off?

Please drop applications off at the front desk in Discover Hall, Suite 352.

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 (GPA in prerequisite courses, overall GPA, grade trend, repeated courses), activities outside the classroom, and the personal statement.

Important Items:

1.  Statistics is the ONLY soft prerequisite.  This means the course can be in progress, or completed after admitted to the major.

2.  Decisions are not made until the committee receives the final grades for all prerequisite courses.

3.  If you have taken the Calculus or Programming prerequisite courses at an institution other than UWS/UWT/UWB you will need to attach your unofficial/official transcript to the application.

4.  You will need to select 1 major to apply to (per quarter).  Please do not submit an application for multiple CSS majors at once (CSSE, Applied Computing, or Computer Engineering).

Application Deadline

Autumn Quarter
Priority: May 1st
Standard: July 1st

Winter Quarter
November 1st

Spring Quarter
February 1st