Update for international freshman applicants applying for autumn 2017

  • The UW remains a member of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. However, we will postpone using the Coalition application this year. The UW will continue using our current application, hosted by CollegeNet, for one more year.
  • You may get started on the admission essays any time. The prompts are ready.
  • The application for autumn 2017 opens on October 1, 2016.
  • The application deadline remains December 1, 2016.

Which Quarters Can I Apply for?

Freshman Applicants

Quarter Status
Autumn Closed
Summer Closed
Winter Not available
Spring Not available

Transfer & Postbaccalaureate Applicants

Quarter Status
Autumn Closed
Summer Closed
Winter Not available
Spring* Available only to applicants to BioEngineering and Chemical Engineering

Student Athletes

Students who expect to participate in intercollegiate athletics are required to submit the necessary information to the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse.

Spring Quarter

Spring quarter is not open for general admission; therefore, the online application is not available for this term.

*ATTN: Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Applicants Only.

International transfer applicants who are already in the U.S. and meet department admission requirements, may submit the paper application to the UW Admissions Office for spring quarter only if they are also applying for spring quarter direct entry to either Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering. Admission to the University for spring quarter will be contingent on direct admission to either the Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering department.

To apply to the university, direct entry applicants to Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering should print the PDF version of the application for international undergraduate admission and submit it along with all other required documents by the deadline, December 15. Applicants will need to write in “Spring Quarter” for question C-1 on the paper application for the Office of Admissions. Direct entry applicants must also submit a departmental application to Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering. Check the department website for application instructions.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance efforts at the University of Washington are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of Washington, 442A Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, Seattle, Washington, 98195-1240, telephone 206.543.1830.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or