A student is eligible to apply for Pre-Business status at UW Bothell if he or she has completed at least 45 credits of UW Bothell coursework with:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Writing Skills Assessment average score of at least 4.5 or SAT Writing (not the SAT Verbal) score of at least 550. 

An additional requirement is a brief personal statement to be reviewed by faculty and staff of the UW Bothell School of Business. 


A Pre-business student may enroll in BBUS/BBSKL 300, BBUS/BBSKL 305, BBUS 310, or BBUS 330 if he or she has:

  • Completed 60 credits of college coursework with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Achieved a minimum grade of 2.5 in each of the following courses:
    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Statistics
    • One 200-level Accounting course
    • College-level Algebra or Pre-Calculus


A Pre-Business student who has completed 90 credits of college coursework is guaranteed admission to the UWB School of Business if the following are met:

  • A Cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0
  • GPA in Business prerequisite courses of at least 3.0 with a minimum grade of 2.5 in each prerequisite course. 

All students who do not meet these requirements will be considered in the regular competitive admissions process. 


Application: Please contact uwbbus@uw.edu for more information.



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