UW Bothell First Year & Pre-Major Students

If you are currently enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell as a First Year & Pre-Major student, you should meet with your Pre-Major advisor to complete your application for admission to any School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences major. Please review the major planning worksheets for admission requirements and prerequisites. If you are currently a student in the School of IAS and want to add an additional major, please email the IAS advisors to discuss the process. 

Application Deadline

  • Autumn 2020: July 1st

How to Apply

Tips for Completing your Application

  • Only use your UW email to sign into the application.
  • Run your degree audit before starting your application.  Reference your audit when completing the application. 
  • Have a copy of your unofficial UW transcript ready and a personl statement ready (if you do not meet the minimum decleration requirements) to include in your application. 

If you have questions about major requirements please contact the Pre-Major program advisors at  uwbadvis@uw.edu.

Transfer Students

If you are currently enrolled or have previously been enrolled at a community college or university, and are not currently taking courses from UW Bothell, please review the transfer student admissions page and admissions planning worksheets. Prospective transfer students should contact the Office of Admissions for transfer admissions advising.

If you have questions about IAS majors, major requirements, admission process and application status, please contact the Admissions advisors at uwbinfo@uw.edu.

Returning IAS Students

If you are an IAS student and have not been enrolled for more than one quarter (excluding summer quarter), then you must re-apply to the IAS major. If you have questions about registration and graduation dates, please feel free to email IAS advisors at iasadv@uw.edu to check your academic plan.

Frequently Asked Questions about IAS Admissions

Does IAS admit students who have not completed the World Language requirement? May a student make up the World Languages while majoring at the IAS?

IAS will not admit students who are deficient in any of the core requirement (World Languages, Intermediate Algebra, English Composition, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning). If a student is in the process of completing a core requirement at the time of application, and is admissible to the program, IAS will admit the student contingent upon successful completion of the core requirement. The student will not be allowed to register until official documentation of successful completion of the deficiency has been received.

I am interested in applying for Summer quarter. Is that a possibility?

Due to the limited number of course offerings, IAS does not admit new students for Summer quarter.

I am a transfer student admitted to the IAS program, what is the next step? And when can I register?

To be able to register, you must confirm your enrollment, verify Measles Immunization and attend a new student orientation. Then, you should be able to register the orientation. Newly admitted IAS students may register during Registration Period 2. Please visit the following pages for detailed information:

What is the Individualized Studies major?

The Individualized Study (IS) is designed for highly-motivated students who want to create their own courses of study. Students can't apply directly to this major. If interested, students apply to one of the IAS majors and change it to the IS major in their junior year after they have completed at least one quarter of coursework in IAS, including BIS 300 Interdisciplinary Inquiry. For more information about the IS major, please contact the faculty coordinator and visit the IS major page.

I have been denied admission to the School of IAS. Can I get help from IAS to apply for another quarter?

If you have been denied admission to an IAS major and you would like to receive additional guidance on your educational plan, you can call the IAS Undergraduate Office (425.352.5350) and schedule a 30-min advising session with one of the IAS advisors. The advisor will provide you with recommendations that will assist you in developing strategies for possible admission for a future quarter.