Freshman Students

Freshman admission is selective, so every applicant is reviewed thoroughly and holistically. Begin your journey with a look at the factors we use in freshman review. There is no easy answer to the question, "What GPA and test scores does it take to get in?" Just the way we like it: one student at a time, to create a class ready to contribute their all to the UW. More

Complete the Minimum Courses — and Then Do More

Freshman applicants must show a minimum level of preparation in six subject areas called CADRs. Here at the UW, we expect a lot more than the minimum. More

College-Level Work in High School

We look for rigor in your course work. For some students, that means AP, IBDual-Credit, or A-Level. More

Key Dates & Deadlines

The application deadline for autumn 2017 freshmen will be December 1, 2016. In addition, September 1, 2016, is the deadline for winter 2017. More


The freshman application for autumn 2017 will open on October, 1, 2016. Meanwhile, the application for winter 2017 is open. More

Application Fee $70

And for students with a confirmed financial hardship, waivers are available. More

Writing Section

This is your chance to tell us about yourself. We promise we'll be reading closely. More

Send Official Test Scores

Scores from SAT or ACT are required for admission. Start sending them to us as soon as you take your first exam. More

Transcripts? No, Thanks.

Do not send transcripts when you apply. No, really. We don't want them now. If we need one from a particular student, we'll ask. More

Letters of Recommendation?

Do not send. Thanks! More

Honors Program?

Apply simultaneously to Honors and to the UW. The deadlines are the same, but additional documents are required. More


We welcome applications from homeschooled students. Please review our guidelines so you're ready to go. More


We have info and tips for veterans, active duty military, and military dependent students. Let us help. More

Financial Aid?

February 28, 2016, was the deadline to submit the FAFSA deadline for academic year 2016–17. More

English Language Proficiency

Looking ahead after admission: You may want to satisfy this requirement with a test score. More