Transfer admitted students

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Congratulations and welcome, new transfer 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, check out our FAQ page.

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. Use your application login to set up your NetID. Your NetID will also be used to create your UW email address: You’ll just add Once you set up your NetID, it can’t be changed, so pick something you’ll want to use for all purposes!

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 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 decide not to attend UW Bothell, this deposit cannot be refunded or transferred. Transfer students must pay their deposit within 20 days of receiving their offer of admission.

Pay $250 deposit


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 a new incoming transfer 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. Before attending Orientation, please complete your directed self-placement tests for Composition and Math.

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

You may have been admitted to UW Bothell with courses still in progress. Once your in-progress courses are complete and graded, you must send your official final 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