Admitted Students

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Congratulations and welcome, new Husky!

Congratulations and welcome to Universtiy 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 an accomplishment and another step towards making your dreams a reality.

Have a question about your admission?

See if it's already answered in our Admitted Student FAQs 

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Now that you're admitted, what should you do next?

Please see below for a list of tasks to complete now that you've been admitted to UW Bothell. Steps one and two are optional, but recommended. Steps three through eight are required for all students intending to accept their offer of admission from UW Bothell. 


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Step 1: Attend an admissions event

Attending an admissions event is a great way to meet future classmates and preview student life on campus.

As part of the collective effort to combat COVID-19, all on-campus visit programs are suspended, but we're still available to help you experience campus through virtual events.


View upcoming events





Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

If you are seeking assistance to help fund your education, consider applying for financial aid. If you've already done so, great! If not, please review the UW Bothell Financial Aid webpage for more details.

Applying for financial aid is a separate application than the one you submitted to be a student at UW Bothell. The buttons below link directly to the federal FAFSA and WASFA* financial aid applications.  Remember, the priority application deadline is January 15 of each year, but you can still apply for financial aid after the deadline.

FAFSA Application               WASFA Application*

*WA state financial aid for undocumented individuals and other select applicants



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Step 3: 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

Once you set up your NetID, it can’t be changed, so pick something you’ll want to use for all purposes!

You will use your UW NetID to complete step four.

Learn how to create your UW NetID





Step 4: Accept your admission  offer & pay the $100 deposit 

To accept your admission offer from UW Bothell, you must submit a non-refundable $100 deposit. Once you start taking classes, this $100 will be credited toward your first quarter’s tuition at UW Bothell. If you don't end up coming to UW Bothell, this deposit cannot be refunded. 

First year students must confirm their enrollment by May 1.

Transfer students must confirm their enrollment within 20 days of the date on your admission letter

Confirm your enrollment in UW Bothell

Returning UW Bothell students are not required to pay the $100 deposit, but still must confirm their enrollment.


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Step 5: Register for new student orientation

As a new 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 in step six.

Learn more about UWB Orientation



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Step 6: Complete your

Directed Self-Placement tests

Directed self-placement 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 test, 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 Composition directed self-placement


Complete the Math directed self-placement



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Step 7: Submit your final official transcripts to UW Bothell

It's likely that you were admitted to UW Bothell with courses still in progress (e.g. if you applied as a first year student, you were likely admitted before you finished your final year of high school).

Once your in-progress courses are complete and graded, you must send your official final High School and/or College transcript(s) to the UW Bothell Office of Admissions.

Learn how to send official transcripts to UW Bothell



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Step 8: Complete the UW Immunization Requirement

You must submit a completed UW Immunization Form before your first day of class at UW Bothell. If you submit this form late, a hold may be placed on your registration for the next quarter.

Download the Immunization form