Key dates & deadlines

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U.S. Transfer Students

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. To apply to the university, direct entry applicants to these programs should print the PDF version of the university application and submit the paper application and required documents by the December 15 deadline. 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.

International Transfer Students

Quarter of application Quarter begins Application opens Application deadline Notification period
Autumn Late September
Dec. 15 Feb. 15 June + July
Winter international student applications not accepted this term
Spring ** international student applications not accepted this term
Summer * Mid-June
Dec. 15 Feb. 15 May

** 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.