How to Apply

iStock-000065754267-Small-(1).pngThe majority of students who seek admission to the ME degree program come either as transfer students from local community colleges or from the lower division program at UW Bothell. The decision for admission to the program is entirely made by the ME faculty and the ME program academic advisor. The ME program admits new students twice a year, for Autumn and Winter quarters. The process for admission to the ME degree program proceeds as follows. Transfer students seeking admission to the ME degree apply by sending completed forms along with supporting documents to the University of Washington Bothell Admissions Office. The Admissions Office forwards the ME degree applications to the ME academic advisor.

The deadline for Autumn 2022 is May 1st.

Please note that students accepted to start in Winter quarter will be required to take Summer classes.


As a completive major, the ME admissions committee reviews each application on its individual merit, and decides on case-by-case basis. The committee’s goal is to admit students that will be successful in the program. In making the decision, the committee reviews the applicant’s overall GPA, checks the applicant’s strength in mathematics and physics, and, equally important, reads the applicant’s personal statement to see if the applicant possesses unique ability or character qualities that would enable him/her to succeed in the program.

Application steps for transfer students:


  1. Complete core requirements and prerequisites.
  2. Provide one official transcript from each college or university you have attended. Note: If you have attended a Washington state community college(s), please have your transcript(s) sent electronically (NOT faxed). In, addition please provide an official high school transcript.
  3. Complete the online application with a Personal Statement and $60 application fee. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application by the priority application date.

Current UW Bothell students should contact the School of STEM with any questions about the internal application.