How to apply

Follow this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to submit a complete application for admssion.

  1. Application fee
  2. Send test scores
  3. Send transcripts
  4. Personal statement
  5. Additional requirements for international students
  6. Apply now
  7. Spring quarter admission

1. Application fee

U.S. transfer students

The $70 application fee for U.S. freshman students is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply for admission.

Learn more about the U.S. application fee

International transfer students

The 80 USD application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply.

Learn more about the international application fee

2. Send test scores

U.S. transfer students —SAT/ACT

SAT or ACT scores are required only for applicants with fewer than 40 transferable college credits.

Learn more about SAT/ACT scores

International transfer students — English proficiency

International students must submit English proficiency test scores that meet the minimum requirement for admission at the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. The SAT and ACT exams are not required for international students. 

Learn more about English proficiency

3. Send transcripts

Official high school and college transcripts are required components of your application file.

Learn more about sending transcripts

4. Personal statement

All applicants must write a personal statement and submit it with the application for admission.

The personal statement should be a comprehensive narrative essay outlining significant aspects of your academic and personal history, particularly those that provide context for your academic achievements and educational choices. Quality of writing and depth of content both contribute toward a meaningful and relevant personal statement.

Learn more about about the personal statement

5. Additional requirements for international students

International applicants — those who need an F-1 student visa or have another type of temporary, non-immigrant visa — must read about further requirements and instructions, especially those regarding English proficiency.

Learn more about additional requirements for international students

6. Apply now

The application for autumn 2017 will open December 15, for U.S. and international transfer students.

7. Spring quarter admission

Spring quarter is open only to applicants to specific departments in engineering and computer science.

Learn more about Spring quarter