Center for International Education

Next Steps for Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your admission to UW Bothell! We are here to advise you not only on your immigration status and benefits, but also campus and local resources to help you have a successful transition to university life. If you are new to the U.S., we can also help you adjust to the U.S. culture and new academic environment. Questions? Check out our UWB Contact Guide for New International Students

Before You Arrive to UW Bothell:


Setup Your MyUW NET ID and UW Email


Enrollment Confirmation

Your MyUW account is your access to many resources you will need as a UW Bothell student. Your NET ID will also be your official UW email address.


Admitted undergraduate students are required to submit a nonrefundable $100 deposit to confirm their admission. Once you enroll, the $100 will be credited toward your first quarter's tuition. Questions or troubles? Check out these step-by-step directions on how to use the online portal.


I-20 Request Form


Measles Vaccination Form

A registration hold will be on your account until this is received. To issue your UW Bothell I-20, you need to complete and submit the I-20 Request Form along with a copy of your passport ID page and current financial documents. If you are transferring from another school in the U.S,, you must have the International Advisor at your current school sign the I-20 Request Form. This will ensure that your current I-20 record is transferred to UW Bothell.


A registration hold will be on your account until this is received. Complete and email the completed form to the Office of the Registrar. It is OK if your documents are not in English. You do not need to have the documents translated, but you must make a note on the document that indicates the measles vaccine and the two dates that you received the vaccine.  The form and support documents must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at 


UW Bothell Orientation


International Student Immigration Orientation

Attendance is Required. Students arriving into the U.S. on an initial I-20 can enter the U.S. up to 30 days before their program start date listed on their I-20, so plan accordingly.

Undergraduate Students: You must sign-up online to attend an Advising & Orientation (A&O) session, which is for all new undergraduate students. At A&O, you will meet your Academic Advisor to review your transfer credits and register for classes. You won't be able to register for classes until you have submitted your Measles Form and I-20 Request Form.

Graduate Students: Please contact your department for specific Orientation for your program.

  Attendance is Required for all Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Through this interactive session, you will gain valuable insight on how to have a successful experience at UW Bothell. Whether you have studied in the U.S. before or if it is your first time, you will find helpful resources in your transition to UW Bothell.




Whether you are looking to live on or off campus, we encourage students to confirm your housing before you arrive to Bothell.   

A registration hold will be on your account until the transcript is received. Send your official College and/or High School transcript to the Office of Admissions as soon as your in-progress course work is completed and graded.  Do not open the transcript, as once it is opened it will not be considered official documents. 

Math Placement Test   Plan Your Arrival
First Year Students Only. UW Bothell offers placement testing in mathematics. The test is designed to assess your mastery in math so you don't have to take courses you don't need.   

We strongly encourage you to arrive to Bothell in time to attend your A&O Session, International Student Immigration Orientation, and on-campus move-in (if applicable).

New to the U.S.? Check out these helpful connections:
• UW Bothell CIE's Pre-Arrival Handbook for International Students
• Attend an upcoming Education USA  Pre-Departure Orientation near you!


After You Arrive to UW Bothell:

Convocation   Welcome Week Events
All new undergraduate students (and their families) are encouraged to attend the Fall Quarter Convocation. This is an event that welcomes new students to UW Bothell.   Every Fall Quarter, various events are held during the first few weeks of the quarter to help welcome new students to campus. All students are welcome.
Settling into the U.S. Session   UW International Student Insurance Plan (iSHIP)
New to the U.S. or Seattle area? Attend one of the Center for International Education's Settling into the U.S. sessions, as we will help you set-up a bank account, apply for a WA state ID card, learn about transportation options, and more.   

Enrollment in iSHIP is required by Washington State law, and is part of the quarterly class registration process in MyUW. CIE encourages you to purchase the Annual coverage to ensure insurance during your vacation quarter.