Step 1

Create a Profile & Complete Application

  1. Create a New Applicant Profile at the University of Washington Graduate School application website.
  2. Select the Graduate application type and then select the UW Bothell Program:
    • Business Administration – Bothell Business – (MBA)
      • Note: There is one application for the MBA program. The online application form includes an option to select the Bellevue or Bothell location for core classes. You will select the General MBA, Leadership MBA, or Technology MBA option after you are an enrolled student.
  3. Complete the remainder of the Application, including the UW Bothell School of Business MBA Program Application Form.

Step 2

Provide Supporting Documentation

  1. Upload a PDF of your resume and one PDF of your two application essays at the application website.
  2. Provide two recommendations as instructed.
  3. Upload PDF copies of your transcripts. If you are accepted, you will then be instructed about how and where to provide official transcripts.
  4. If English was not your native language, demonstrate English Language Proficiency.

Step 3

Send your GMAT or GRE Scores to UW Bothell
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Records Examination) scores are required for admission.

GMAT/GRE waiver request:  An applicant may request to receive a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have one or more of the specified degrees/certifications, and upon evaluation, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience and a satisfactory bachelor's degree GPA. Learn more about the waiver and how to request one.

You may submit your online application any time before or after taking the exam.

  1. If you have not taken the GMAT or GRE, please schedule an appointment by clicking here.
  2. If you have recent GMAT scores, please contact the GMAT testing service and request that they be sent to UW Bothell electronically via ETS, using the University of Washington’s institution code 4854
  3. If you have recent GRE scores, please order an additional score report from GRE and have it sent to UW Bothell electronically via ETS, using the University of Washington's institutional code 4854. 
  4. Exam scores older than 5 years may be considered if you can provide an official GMAT or GRE score report. Questions: please contact Vicki Tolbert at

If you take an exam more than once, your highest submitted score will be used for the application review.

Step 4

Log in to the UW Graduate School application website to confirm receipt of your application materials. All required materials must be received before your application will be reviewed. You may be contacted by the UW Bothell MBA Program Office requesting additional material as needed.

Step 5

Admission Interviews & Decisions
The MBA Admissions Committee will review completed applications within three weeks of each application deadline and may invite selected students for interviews. Admission decisions will be communicated within three weeks of the interviews.