First-year admitted students

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Congratulations and welcome, new First-year student!

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Washington Bothell! You are now a member of our Husky family.

Take some time to celebrate your achievement. Being admitted to UW Bothell is a huge accomplishment and another step towards making your dreams a reality.

This webpage details all the steps you need to take to enroll at UW Bothell and prepare to start your college career! For answers to frequently asked questions about your admission, click here.

A warm welcome from Chancellor Kristin Esterberg, PhD

To accept your offer of admission from UW Bothell, you must:

1: Create your UW NetID

Your UW NetID is your key to accessing UW services — from accepting your admission offer to registering for classes. It will also be used to create your UW email address: You’ll just add @uw.edu. Once you set up your NetID, it can’t be changed, so pick something you’ll want to use for all purposes! Refer to your application portal for your system key.

Learn how to create your UW NetID.

2: Confirm your enrollment

Now that you have your official UW NetID, you can use it to log in and pay your $250 non-refundable and non-transferable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit. Once you start taking classes, this deposit will be credited toward your first quarter’s tuition and fees. If you don’t end up coming to UW Bothell, this deposit cannot be refunded or transferred. First-year students must confirm their enrollment by May 1.

Pay enrollment conformation deposit.

3: Join our Admitted Student Event

Admitted Student Events are designed to help you uncover more about UW Bothell. By attending, you’ll get a taste of campus life, connect with peers, and build relationships with our staff and faculty. Each event will deliver essential information about your academic journey. Choose the event that suits you best and get insights into the exciting community you’ll soon be a part of!

Learn more and register!

Then,

Regularly check your UW email

Remember the UW email address you set up in Step 1? Important information from UW Bothell will be sent to your new email address. Please note: the option to activate your UW Exchange Online or UW G-Suite will not be available until after you make an Advising & Orientation reservation.

Access your UW email inbox

Register for orientation

As an incoming first-year student, you’re required to complete a series of advising and orientation sessions where you’ll learn more about the UW Bothell campus, meet new friends, and register for your first quarter classes with the help of an Advisor. Your directed self-placement surveys for Composition and Math (see below) must be completed before attending Orientation.

Sign up for orientation

Complete your directed self-placement surveys

The directed self-placement surveys at UW Bothell allows you to choose your own course level to meet the University’s first-year Composition and Math requirements. In each directed self-placement survey, you’ll learn the demands of each course level and reflect on which is the best choice for you to be successful as a student at UW Bothell.

Complete the math and composition placement tests

Submit your official final transcripts to UW Bothell

It’s likely that you were admitted to UW Bothell with courses still in progress (i.e. before you finished your final year of high school). Once your in-progress courses have been completed and graded, you must have your counselor or transcript servicer send your Official Final High School Transcripts and/or your Official Final College Transcript(s) to the UW Bothell Office of Admissions.

Learn how to send official transcripts

Complete the immunization requirements

All students are required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, and meningitis ACWY. To complete this step, go to the UW Immunization Requirement page. To submit an exemption request, go to the UW MMM Exemptions page.

Complete your UW Immunization Requirements

Apply for financial aid

If you are seeking assistance to help fund your education, consider applying for financial aid. The priority application deadline for financial aid is January 15 of each year, but you can still apply after the deadline.

Apply for financial aid