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|
* 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:
- 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.