Application Deadlines

2016 MBA Applicants

We currently accept MBA applications for spring, summer, and autumn quarters. Applicants who wish to complete one or more elective courses prior to the start of the autumn cohort* may apply for spring or summer admission. International students must apply for autumn quarter.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Quarter: January 10
    • Classes start March 28
  • Summer Quarter: February 10
    • Classes start June 20 or July 21
  • Autumn Quarter:
    • Priority Application Deadline: February 10
    • Standard Application Deadline: April 15
      • Classes typically start two weeks prior to the start of the autumn quarter

International candidates are encouraged to apply by March 31.

* The UW Bothell MBA programs offered in Bellevue and Bothell are flex-cohort models. A cohort is a group of people banded together for a common purpose. Students complete required core curriculum as a cohort, creating a dynamic, interactive learning experience for working professionals. The MBA cohort experience begins each September and continues during autumn, winter and spring quarters. Elective courses, offered to all MBA students, provide students with the flexibility to select courses that fit their needs and allows incoming students to start spring or summer before joining the cohort in September.

Each MBA Program consists of 72 credits: 52 required credits and 20 elective credits. Most courses are 4 credits. Students may pursue elective credits through most quarters of the program.

Learn More at an Information Session

To learn more or to discuss next steps or timing, you may attend an MBA Information Session or contact Vicki Tolbert, Admissions Advisor, at 425-352-3277 or

International Applicants

International applications requested by March 31, 2015; program begins autumn quarter only

Please note the special application instructions for international applicants here. Additional application time is required for applicants applying from outside the US and seeking a student visa. International applications are requested by March 31, 2015. After this deadline, contact Kathryn Chester, Program Support Supervisor II, 425-352-3275 before submitting your application.

Current U.S. Applicants

If you have already applied and have questions about the processing of your MBA application, please contact Kathryn Chester, Program Support Supervisor II, 425-352-3275,

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  • Spring Quarter - Jan. 10
  • Summer Quarter - Feb. 10
  • Autumn Quarter, Round 1 - Feb. 10
  • Autumn Quarter, International Applicants - March 31
  • Autumn Quarter, Round 2 - April 16