Application Deadline: July 1
UW Bothell Premajor Students
If you are currently enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell as either a freshman or sophomore, please view the information for UW Bothell Premajors. This information includes admission prerequisites and high school core requirements needed prior to admission to our degrees.
If you are currently enrolled or have previously been enrolled at a community college or university, and are not currently taking courses from UW Bothell, please view the information for Transfer Students.
All applicants are encouraged to contact an admission adviser before applying. Currently enrolled UW Bothell students are encouraged to contact the department directly for admission questions. To contact the Computing & Software Systems program directly, please call (425) 352-5279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCusp 124, BCusp 125, and BCusp 126 (Calculus 1, 2, and 3)
BPhys 121 and BPhys 122 (Physics- Mechanics and Phyisics- Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion)
CSS 161/CSSSKL 161 and CSS 162/CSSSKL 162 (Programming 1 and 2)
Suggested additional coursework:
BChem 143 (General Chemistry)
STMath 307 (Differential Equations)
STMath 308 (Matrix Algebra)
STMath 324 (Multivariable Calculus)
In addition to the above requirements, all applicants for whom English is a non-native language must provide proof of English language proficiency. For options to satisfy English language proficiency please see below (please keep in mind requirements may differ from those in General Admission):
Minimum scores required for the TOEFL and IELTS:
Minimum Scores for University
TOEFL: internet based
TOEFL: paper based
IELTS (Academic Module)
UW Bothell’s Institution Code for the TOEFL is 9964.
Test scores are only valid for 2 years.
Associate Degree Option (must meet all four requirements):
Complete a Direct Transfer Agreement/Associate of Arts Degree from a community college in Washington State (an AAST or ADN degree may be used to satisfy this requirement for Nursing applicants) AND
Have earned a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA AND
Have earned a minimum grade of 3.0 in the equivalent of English Composition (UW Engl 131) AND
Have earned a minimum grade of 3.0 in the equivalent of Writing from Research (UW Engl 182).
NOTE: We strongly recommend completion of English Composition (UW Engl 131) and Writing from Research (UW Engl 182) at the time of application.
Completion of the University of Washington Bothell's Accelerated Intensive English Program (A-IEP). This program is for students who do not meet our English language proficiency requirement, but have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 65, IELTS of 5.5, or have successfully completed level 3 of UW Seattle's Campus Intensive English Program (C-IEP).
A-IEP Admission Requirements
Qualifying Test or Score
AIEP Level 4
AIEP Level 5
CIEP ( Successful completion with 80% or higher) *
* CIEP students who repeat CIEP Level 3 or Level 4 cannot be admitted to A-IEP.
Only valid for one year after successful completion of AIEP.
The University of Washington Bothell has partnered with the University of Washington Seattle Campus Intensive English Program (C-IEP). This program is for students who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement(s) for admission, but are otherwise admissible.
A minimum grade of 80 percent is required in each course and students must obtain a recommendation from the Senior Director of the UW Seattle English Language Programs. After successful completion of the UW Seattle Intensive English Program requirements, applicants do not have to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or other standardized test scores as proof of language proficiency to UW Bothell.
Only valid for one year after successful completion of CIEP.
Completion of a minimum of four years of high school English in the United States with grades of 3.0 or higher and a minimum SAT critical reading score of 500 or an ACT English score of 20.
International students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with at least 90 or more quarter credits earned at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or have received a master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are not required to meet the English language proficiency requirement.
*Applicants who have completed their programming prerequisites from an institution outside of Washington State will need to provide a course syllabus or course description listing the content of each course. CSS Faculty will review the syllabus or course descriptions to determine if the course is equivalent to CSS 161 or CSS 162. (Course syllabi is preferred over course description). Applicants may contact the CSS office directly with information or questions about their programming prerequisites.
Questions about applying or community college course equivalencies? Email email@example.com