What are the deadlines for applying to the UW? (transfer or postbaccalaureate)

February 15 for summer or autumn quarters. September 1 for winter quarter. December 15 for spring quarter (limited availability).

All required materials must be postmarked or submitted in person by the published deadlines.

Quarter of application Quarter begins Application period Deadline Notification period
Autumn Late September December 20 February 15 June – July
Winter Early January August September 1 November – December
Spring * Late March Not Open for General Admission* December 15* February – March
Summer** (degree-seeking status) Mid-June December 20 February 15 May – June

More information

* 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 prior to December 15. 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
  • Materials Science & 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.