Office of Admissions

Key dates & deadlines

We know you want to stay on track with deadlines and schedules. This table tells you what’s happening when. Start by choosing the type of applicant you are, and the information you need will unfold before you.

Quarter of application Quarter begins Application opens Application deadline Notification period
Autumn Late September December 15 February 15 June + July
Winter Early January August 1 September 1 November + December
Spring * Late March Not Open for General Admission* December 15* February + March
Summer ** (degree-seeking status) Mid-June December 15 February 15 May + June

* Spring Quarter

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

Attention: Engineering Applicants and Computer Science Applicants Only

You may submit the paper application to the UW Admissions Office for spring quarter admission only if you are also applying for spring quarter direct entry to the programs listed below. Direct entry applicants must also submit a departmental application to the program; check department websites for instructions.

The following departments admit new transfer students for spring quarter only:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering

The following departments admit new transfer students for spring and autumn quarters:

  • Bioresource Science & Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Centered Design + Engineering

** Summer Quarter

Choosing summer means you wish to begin regular enrollment in summer and continue into autumn as a degree-seeking student. If admitted for summer, you must attend summer quarter. Failure to enter the UW in summer quarter cancels autumn admission and registration.