Freshman Students

One distinguishing feature of a premier university like the UW is the diversity of experience, culture, talent, and sheer brainpower represented in the student body. To the Office of Admissions, you aren’t just a GPA and a set of test scores. We’ll take a look at the numbers, but we want to know more: Who are you? What else have you done? Where are you headed? We are excited to learn what you will bring to the UW community. Begin your journey with a look at the factors we use in freshman review.   More

For international applicants

  • Information. The admission policies and procedures for international applicants are the same as those for U.S. applicants. In particular, please consult this summary of requirements for international students.  
  • Application. When you are ready to apply for admission, you will be directed to the international application. 
  • U.S. or international applicant? If you are unsure whether you are a U.S. or international applicant, review our guidelines.

Is the application open?

Autumn 2017 Summer 2017 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
U.S. students X X X X
International students X X X X

X = closed

Download the U.S. freshman viewbook

Download the international freshman publication

Key Dates & Deadlines

The application deadline for autumn 2017 was December 1, 2016. More
The application deadline for autumn 2018 is November 15, 2017.

Apply Now

The freshman application for autumn 2017 is closed. More
The freshman application for autumn 2018 will open September 1, 2017.

How to apply

We'll walk you through the application, step by step. More

Admission policies

Learn about holistic review, minimum subject requirements, Advanced Placement, homeschooling, and other essential policies affecting freshman admission. More

Total cost of attendance

We believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the UW. More

Find your admissions counselor

Find your UW admission counselor by using one of the search tools below. This staff member will serve as your primary point of contact with the Office of Admissions. More