Background Check for Accepted Applicants


Congratulations on your offer of admission to the UW Bothell RN to BSN program! Because students do clinical fieldwork with one of our community health partners; a background check must be completed and passed with acceptable results. You will complete the background check using our Online Service; Castle Branch.

Follow the instructions to purchase the background check and complete it as scheduled below.*


Quarter of Admission Time Range to Complete Background Check
Summer Quarter June 1st - June 13th
Fall Quarter September 1st - September 15th
Winter Quarter December 4th - December 29th
  • The fee for the background check is $54.00. We understand that the cost of running a background check can be burdensome, however, the fee cannot be waived.
  • Student will not be able to registe for their first quarter of coursework until the background check is completed and passed.
  • Should your background check raise areas of concern related to your participation in the program, you will be contacted by a representative of the Nursing Program.  For examples of offenses that would result in ineligibility, see the Department of Social and Health Services Secretary’s list of Crimes and Negative Actions. Background checks that provide evidence of a positive criminal history will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Please keep in mind that the RN to BSN Program has access to your completed background check report.

* The background check is good for one year. If you select the part time option or delay your graduation, you will be asked to renew your background check each year until graduation.

For assistance with technical issues, please contact Castle Branch at 888.723.4263 x7196 or submit a request.