Key dates & deadlines

We know you want to stay on track with deadlines and schedules. This table tells you what's happening when.

U.S. Freshman Students

Quarter of application Quarter begins Application opens Application deadline Notification period
Autumn Late September Oct. 1 Dec. 1 March 15 - March 31
Winter Early January August Sept. 1 November + December
Spring not an admission quarter for freshmen
Summer * Mid-June Oct. 1 Dec. 1 March 15 - March 31

* Choosing summer means you wish to begin regular enrollment in summer and continue into autumn as a degree-seeking student. Failure to enter in summer quarter cancels autumn admission and any registration. To apply for summer quarter as a non-degree student, contact Summer Quarter.

International Freshman Students

Quarter of application Quarter begins Application opens Application deadline Notification period
Autumn Late September Oct. 1 Dec. 1 March 15-31
Winter international student applications not accepted this term
Spring ** international student applications not accepted this term
Summer * Mid-June Oct. 1 Dec. 1 March 15-31

** 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.

* Summer Quarter

Choosing summer means you wish to begin regular enrollment in summer and continue into autumn as a degree-seeking student. Failure to enter in summer quarter will revoke your admission for autumn quarter. To apply for summer quarter as a non-degree student, contact Summer Quarter.