When should I apply?
Admissions to the University of Washington Bothell is competitive and we highly recommend that you apply before the priority date. The application will be considered complete when all required documents are received.  This includes all official transcripts as well as other documentation required by the program you are applying to,(i.e. resume or letter(s) of recommendation).

Am I ready to apply?
Perhaps you feel you have all the pieces together and are ready to apply, which is great.  However, if you would like to speak to an advisor about the application please feel free to contact our admission team.  Admissions advisors can guide you step by step through the application process and are available for in-person, email, phone, and chat advising. Click here to connect with an advisor.

Does UW Bothell require the SAT or ACT? If I want to send my test scores, what code do I use? 

The University of Washington Bothell no longer requires SAT or ACT scores (read the January 27, 2021 announcement for more information).  Students who have taken the exams are welcome to send their scores, however, there is absolutely no advantage or disadvantage in doing so.

Please use the following codes to send test scores to UW Bothell:

  • SAT: 4467 (scores are valid for 5 years)
  • ACT: 4497 (scores are valid for 5 years)
  • AP: 4467
  • TOEFL: 9964 (scores are valid for 2 years)

How do I send my transcripts?
Click here for all questions regarding transcripts.

How much does it cost to apply to UW Bothell?
The application fee for domestic students is $60 and for international students it is $75.

Is my username and password for the online application the same as my username and password for MyUW?
No. The username and password you create for the online application is only for the admissions application.  However, in order to set up your MyUW account, you will need the username and password you created to submit your online application.   Directions to set up your MyUW account will be emailed to you within a week of submitting your online application. If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-352-5000 or at uwbinfo@uw.edu.

What if I have changes to my application after it has been submitted?
If you have changes to make to your application after submitting it online, please email uwbinfo@uw.edu. You do not need to submit another application. If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-352-5000 or via email.

What is a personal statement?
A personal statement is a very important piece of your application. The personal statement gives you an opportunity to express your personality, academic plan at UWB, career plan and goals through your writing as well as how you will contribute to enhancing our campus.  Be sure to check spelling and grammar before you submit the personal statement. The personal statement varies if you are a First Year Student applicant or a Transfer applicant. Please visit one of the following pages:

What if my application is denied or waitlisted and I would like to appeal the decision?

Applicants who are denied admission or added to the waitlist to the University of Washington Bothell may request further consideration by presenting a written petition and additional information in support of their application. Such requests should be submitted by email or mail to:

University of Washington Bothell
Office of Admissions, Box 358500
17927 113th AVE NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Email: uwbinfo@uw.edu