University of Washington Bothell


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Start your application


Discover all the information you need below to get your UW Bothell application started. Learn more about the qualities and characteristics we’re looking for in our review process. Also, find out about important deadlines you won’t want to miss.

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First-year student

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.

How to apply
Admissions requirements
Submitting transcripts



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Transfer student

You are a transfer student if you have completed (or will complete) college coursework from a regionally-accredited college or university following the summer after your high school graduation.

How to apply
Admissions requirements
Submitting transcripts



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International student

An international student is an applicant who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident and plans to attend a college, university, or other post-secondary education institution in the U.S. 

First-year international students
Transfer international students

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Returning UW Bothell student

You are a returning student if you have previously attended UW Bothell, but did not complete your degree program.

Find out how to apply as a returning UW Bothell student.


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Post-baccalaureate student

You are a post-baccalaureate student if you have earned a bachelor’s degree, and are seeking admission for an additional bachelor’s degree and NOT a Master’s degree.

Find out how to apply as a post-baccalaureate student.

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Non-matriculated student

You are considered a non-matriculated student if you are not pursuing a degree or certificate, instead taking courses for personal enrichment, career advancement, salary increases, etc.

Find out how to apply as a non-matriculated student.

When do I need to apply?

First-year students have two deadlines to apply: an early action and a regular decision deadline. You'll apply as a pre-major student and pick your major after you enroll.

If you are a transfer, returning or post-baccalaureate student, you apply directly to your major. Each major may have a different deadline date, so you'll need to review the major application dates for the exact quarter and major you are interested in.

Confused? Have questions? Need help navigating the application process?

Take a look at our extensive FAQ or schedule a one-on-one appointment with an admissions advisor.



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What we look for

The University of Washington Bothell seeks students who can benefit from its wealth of academic and cultural opportunities and contribute to its amazing energy and rich diversity of experiences. Our holistic review process looks beyond grades and standardized tests.

More about our application review process


Costs & Aid

A college degree requires planning, careful decision making, and a commitment from both you and your family. We believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington Bothell, and finances should not be a barrier.

More about financing your education

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Hesbeyda Villafana

"Being part of the Husky Promise made me feel like I needed to work hard, because I’m thankful to be part of this and to receive this financial aid. l was so determined to come regardless. I just knew it would work out somehow. Because of the Husky Promise, I am here."

- Hesbeyda Villafana, Class of 2020
Educational Studies, American and Ethnic Studies