First Year Students

Apply as a First Year Student if any of the following statements describe you:

  • You plan to enter UW Bothell after the summer of graduating from high school.
  • You have earned college credits during your time in high school (through Running Start, College in the high school, Tech Prep, AP, and/or IB) and you plan to enter UW Bothell after the summer of graduating (regardless of how many college credits you have earned or will earn).
  • You have never attended college since leaving high school (regardless of your age).

You should apply as a transfer student only if you have earned college credits after the summer you graduated high school.

Requirements to Apply

Requirements to Apply

Start your journey to become a husky here. Learn about the minimum university requirements, which classes to take in high school, and which test to take in order to be eligible to apply to UW Bothell.

Learn more about the requirements to apply here

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:

Homeschool Students

Homeschooled students bring a myriad of unique qualities to our campus, and we welcome their interest in UW Bothell. The Office of Admissions provides guidelines to assist homeschooled applicants in becoming eligible for admission consideration.

Homeschool students click here

Homeschool Students

Advanced Coursework

Advanced Coursework

We applaud students who chose advanced coursework as part of their high school curriculum. Advanced Placement (AP) courses, International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, A-Level and AS-Level Exams are challenging and demanding, and we believe they provide excellent preparation for university study. 

If you took advanced coursework, click here

Your Application

Learn more about the application process, documents to prepare, what makes a competitive applicant, and how to write a good personal statement.

Your Application

First Year Viewbook

Everything you need to know about being a husky at UW Bothell in one spot!

  • Fun facts
  • Student life
  • Student and faculty testimonials
  • Majors
  • Admission requirements
  • Financial aid & scholarships
  • And more!

View the viewbook here >

College 101 Dictionary
This dictionary was prepared by the University of Washington Bothell’s Office of Admissions to provide prospective college students with a better understanding of commonly used terms when searching for and applying to colleges and applying for financial aid. The dictionary is organized into sections that make understanding these terms easier for every step of your journey as you begin your college career.

Download the College 101 Dictionary