First Year and Pre-Major Program (FYPP)

ATP Prospective Students

Prospective Students


Prospective/Accepted Students: please sign up for one ATP Information Session date (Dates will be available in March 2018).



How do I apply to the program?

Students applying to the program must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. You are a high school graduate and plan to enter UW Bothell the autumn quarter directly after receiving your diploma
  2. You are a Washington State Running Start student and plan to enter UW Bothell the autumn quarter directly after receiving your high school diploma
  3. Applicants will complete an application for first year students. You may speak with a UW Bothell admissions recruiter concerning consideration for the Academic Transition Program.

Questions concerning your UW Bothell application may be directed to the Admissions Office at 425-352-5000. 

How are students selected for the program?

Students are identified for the program by admissions advisors at various stages of the application process. Students are further reviewed by UW Bothell faculty members. Particular interest is given to students who show great promise by overcoming adversity and demonstrating a strong motivation to succeed in college.

What is required of students in ATP?

Participation in this program includes conditional admission to the University of Washington Bothell, with the expectation that students will be fully involved in the components of the program during their entire first year. Students who successfully complete the program are fully admitted to the University. Key components of the program include:

  1. Complete the 3-credit early fall course with a 2.0 or better grade
  2. Attend and complete an Autumn Advising and Orientation session before the start of the early fall course 
  3. Complete the Math Placement Test
  4. Enroll in and successfully complete in the General Learning Strategies (BCUSP 100) course during Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.
  5. Enroll in and successfully complete a DC I course in the Autumn, DC II course in the Winter, and DC III course in the Spring
  6. Meet with the ATP academic advisor and the ATP director (Sara Ali), before registration begins for Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters 
  7. Participate in the ATP Mentoring Program by meeting with your mentor a minimum of three times each quarter and participating in ATP activities
  8. Meet with the Director of ATP (Sara Ali), at least once a quarter
  9. Remain in good academic standing for the duration of the academic year (2.0 or higher cumulative GPA)

How much does the program cost?

The three-credit early fall course and two-credit Learning Strategies course taken during Autumn Quarter will be part of the student's Autumn Quarter tuition costs. Autumn Quarter financial aid can be used to cover the cost of the early fall course. Please click here for the latest tuition figures and estimates.

Can students live on campus?

Campus housing is available for the regular academic year, but is not available during the early fall course itself. Please note that space is limited and is based on distance and a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on campus housing, please visit



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