University of Washington Bothell

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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.

We are excited to be one of the public and private universities across the U.S. that comprise the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, a new college planning and application platform. Begin your Coalition-exclusive application here:

First Year applicants apply here

Due to a record number of first year applications for Autumn 2019, applications and all supporting documents must be received by February 15, 2019. All applications received after February 15 will only be considered for a spot on our wait list.

*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 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

* 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.

“UW Bothell campus is like a gold mine. The student population is very diverse and tends to have a lot of work experience to complement their education. The small, more intimate environment at UW Bothell allows us to really concentrate our recruiting efforts and better connect with the students.” – Jeff Hanley, Boeing

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)