Welcome to the parents website! Here you will find information on your student's application process, tips to help you stay informed, and general information on UW Bothell.


Help your student stay on track with applying to UW Bothell. 

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  1. COMPLETION OF ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Please review the following pages for First Year admission requirements (previously known as "Freshmen" students) or Transfer admission page for an overview of the admission prerequisites.
  2. ONLINE APPLICATION: All students will fill out an online application for admission to UW Bothell. There are separate applications for First Year, Transfer, International, Returning, Post-Baccalaureate, and Non-Matriculated students.
  3. PERSONAL STATEMENT: Every prospective student will write a personal statement for their application. The prompt will differ depending on which application your students is filling out. Learn more here for First Year personal statement advice and Transfer applicant prompts.
  4. ACTIVITY LOG: This is requirement only for First-Year applicants. Students will share with the admission committee up to five of the most significant activities they have participated in during grades 9-12.
  6. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: Students must submit official transcripts from each college they received college-level credits, this includes Running Start and College in the High School.
  7. NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE: The application fee is $60 for domestic students and $75 for international students.

*Students must submit their official high school transcripts if they meet one of the following: 1. Attended high school outside the U.S., 2. were homeschooled, 3. Have graduated from high school and taken fewer than 40 transferable college-level credits, or 4. Show completion of core admission requirements when transferring with more than college-level credits AND where Math and/or World Language requirements were taken in high school.


Here are some commonly asked questions parents have about the application and financial aid process. Click on the question below to find the answer you are looking for.

Do you still have more questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Question section.

College 101 Dictionary

This dictionary was prepared by the University of Washington Bothell’s Office of Admissions to provide prospective college students and their parents 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.