Postbaccalaureate Students

Postbaccalaureate (postbac) is a matriculated status, reserved for students who are working toward a second bachelor’s degree or preparing for entrance to graduate or professional school. Only a small number of applicants are admitted every quarter as postbacs because the UW's primary commitment is to undergraduates who are completing a first bachelor’s degree.

Consider Your Options

A student who is inadmissible as a postbac may still take advantage of many educational opportunities available at the UW for nonmatriculated enrollment. More

Select a Major

Postbaccalaureate applicants must select a major or academic goal on the application. Are you ready to do that? More

Useful Tool: Equivalency Guide

The essential resource for students planning coursework at Washington community colleges. More

Key Dates & Deadlines

September 1, 2016, is the deadline for winter 2017. More


The application for winter 2017 is open.  More

Application Fee

It's $70, nonrefundable, and must be submitted each time you apply. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, to another campus, or to another student.

Statement of Purpose

The most important part of the postbac application. Read what we're looking for. More

Send Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from every college attended. More

Applying for Financial Aid?

February 28, 2016, was the deadline to submit the FAFSA for academic year 2016-17. Limited aid is available for postbacs. More