How to Apply

We are excited that you are interested in applying to the K-8 Post Baccalaureate program! Information on how to start your online application is below.  

Applicants who have fullfilled all application requirements by December 1, 2017 will receive priority consideration.  

Please note you may experience a 24 - 48 hour delay after completing your application before the online system prompts you to upload supporting documentation. All supporting documentation for the program requirements can be uploaded to the online application after the deadline (example: official test scores, recommendation letters, and documentation of hours with children). Official transcripts must be sent directly to the UW Bothell Admissions Office

If you experience difficulty with the online application, or if you have any questions about the status of your application, please feel free to contact the UWB Admissions Office by email at or at 425-352-5000. We're here to help!


Step 1: Gather your application materials

For a full list of application requirements, please review the application checklist.


Step 2: Complete the online application

The online application is available at:
You will be prompted to create an account. Select the Post-Baccalaureate application. Select the K-8 Teacher Certification program.

The application fee is $60.


Step 3: Fill in program requirement details

Within the online application, you will be able to upload two supporting application documents, also known as Application Checklist items:  1) Resume, and 2) Response to two essay questions.  You will upload any remaining documents after you have submitted the online application.

* The WEST-E and NES Examinations are not required at the time of admission. If you have not taken these tests, please select No in the online application.

With the exception of official transcripts, all supporting documents can be uploaded online. Recommenders who prefer to send their forms directly to UWB should send them via email to

If you have any questions, please contact the UWB Admissions Office by email at or at 425-352-5000.  


Step 4: Set up your "Application Status Page"

After you submit your application, you will recieve an email message within 24 to 48 hours with instructions on how to set up access to the online Application Status Page.  At this page, you can upload documents and check on status of documents you submitted yourself or that were mailed/delivered directly to the Admissions Office.


Step 5: Send in your official transcripts

As an applicant to the K-8 Teacher Certification program, you are required to submit one offical transcript from your degree granting college or university and one official transcript from any college or university where you completed your academic breadth requirements, if different.  All transcripts must be recieved by the UW Bothell Admissions Office by the application deadline. 

Paper transcripts must remain sealed in the original envelope as issued by the school, and sent to UWB Admissions.  Electronic transcripts may be sent directly to UWB Admissions by the issuing school. We accept transcripts emailed or faxed directly from the school as long as we can verify that they were sent by a school official.

If you have only attended the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, or Tacoma), your official transcripts do not need to be sent. Our admissions team will have access to your official academic records.

Official transcripts sent directly to UWB Admissions will be uploaded by staff within 4-5 days of reciept.


Measles Immunization

Please note that all enrolled matriculated students are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity. Students will not be allowed to register for any classes until the UW Bothell Registrar's Office confirms that they have satisfied this requirement. Students born before 01/01/57 are considered to be immune to measles and therefore do NOT need to submit proof of immunity.

For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar Measles Requirement page.


Tuition Information and Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Affairs for specific information on tuition rates and financial aid.

Having trouble with the online application? 


See our updated K-8 Student Instructions (download)




Applications will be processed and reviewed by a team of professional educators.

Program finalists will be invited to the campus for an interview in early February.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification generally occurs by late February for this program. Applicants will have until mid-March to confirm their acceptance and secure their place in the program through a tuition deposit. A waiting list for entry into the program will be maintained until the start of spring quarter.