University of Washington Bothell


UW Bothell admission requirements temporary exceptions due to COVID-19:

In response to the COVID-19 disruptions, the University of Washington Bothell has adopted temporary exceptions to our admission requirements through Autumn 2021.

For an explanation of these temporary exceptions and a full list of frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and UW Bothell Admissions, please visit our COVID-19 Admissions FAQ page linked here:


We are excited that you are interested in the University of Washington Bothell and thinking about joining our Husky family! Information on how to start your online application is below.

If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact us by email at or at 425-352-5000. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with an admissions advisor online. We're here to help!


First Year Applicants

You are a first year student if you have not attended a college or university following the summer of your high school graduation or obtaining your GED.

First Year applicants apply here

First Year applications open on September 1st. Students have the option to submit a non-binding Early Action or Regular Decision application.

Students who submit and complete an Early Action application by the November 15th deadline will receive an admission decision by January 10th.

Students who submit and complete a Regular Decision application by the January 15th deadline will receive an admission decision by mid-March.

*First Year applicants are traditionally known as Freshmen applicants.

** If you have taken Running Start, IB, AP, and/or College in the High School, you are still considered a First Year Student

Transfer Applicants

Begin your application here if you have completed (or will complete) college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university following the summer after high school graduation:

Transfer applicants apply here

Transfer students can apply year round. Check out our Application Dates page to see application deadlines for each quarter.

* If you are a returning UW Bothell student, already earned a bachelor's degree, or are not pursing a degree, please fill out this application.

Applicants with Disabilities

The University of Washington Bothell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the admission and application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 425.352.5307(voice), 425.352.5303 (TTY), 425.352.5455 (fax), or

The University's admission policy provides for a selective admission process with the objective of attracting students who demonstrate the strongest prospects for high quality academic work. This selective admission process shall assure that the University’s educational opportunities shall be open to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or military status. The process of admission shall be mindful of the need for diversity in the student body and for highly-trained individuals from all segments of the population. (Presidential Executive Order No. 31)