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Ben Siegel

He/Him bsiegel8@uw.edu Senior Admissions Counselor Hometown Seattle, WA Alma mater University of Washington, B.A., Geography Favorite place on campus The Quad. As a Geography Major and Education, Learning, and Society minor I had lots of classes in the Quad. Even outside of cherry blossom season, it’s one of the most picturesque locations on campus! Favorite…


Holistic review

Holistic review While we look at many factors in reviewing applications for admission, academic preparation and performance are still primary. Please note: The UW removed the SAT/ACT requirement for admission. Read more on the SAT/ACT page. Preparation & performance Indicators of preparation and performance include: An overall strong level of academic achievement, as demonstrated by…


Freshman guidelines for special admission by appeal

Guidelines for special admission by appeal Who can appeal? Incomplete applicant, file closed Admitted to the UW, denied Direct to College (Engineering) Admitted to the UW, denied to computer science/computer engineering Waitlisted applicants Denied applicants What are my chances? What issues should my appeal address? May I submit letters of recommendation? How and when will…


Dates and deadlines

Freshman deadlines Transfer deadlines Postbaccalaureate deadlines Freshman deadlines September 1: Application opens October 1: FAFSA + WASFA opens November 15: application deadline for summer and autumn quarters  December 31: test score deadline for summer and autumn quarters January 15: FAFSA + WASFA priority date March 1-15: admission decision notification period for summer and autumn quarter…


Freshman homeschool applicants

Freshman homeschool applicants Homeschool students bring unique qualities to our campus, and we welcome your interest in the UW. Homeschool applicants are assessed in the same context as other freshman in the UW’s holistic review process. Not sure if you’re a freshman or a transfer student? Let us help. College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs) All…


Admission to majors

There are three types of majors at the UW — open, minimum requirements and capacity-constrained. Your admission to a major at the UW depends on the major you are interested in and your application type. Types of majors Open majors These majors are open to you when you’re admitted to the UW or anytime thereafter….


A Level & AS Level exams

A Level & AS Level exams Submitting A Level or AS Level exams for credit The UW awards credit only when an official A Level or AS Level exam certificate is submitted to the Office of Admissions. Preliminary results, Statement of Results, or unofficial photocopies cannot be used to grant credit. Official certificates for exams taken…


College Academic Distribution Requirement (CADRs)

College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs) CADRs are admission requirements. Therefore, they must be satisfactorily completed before the first quarter of enrollment at the UW. We know you have many questions about how unanticipated changes to your schedule as a result of COVID-19 school modifications will affect your admission to the UW. Rest assured that we…


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Paul Seegert

pseegert@uw.edu Director of Admissions B.A., Philosophy M.A., Philosophy Why the UW? “Cutting-edge university in a cutting-edge city, tremendous urban and natural beauty, and fantastic weather (but don’t tell anyone).”



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