Congratulations again on your admission to the University of Washington! While you’ve been offered admission to UW, you were not admitted to the College of Engineering. Engineering majors at the University of Washington are in high demand by applicants, which means that not all admitted students who list engineering as their first-choice major will be offered Direct to College admission. You have many options, however.

ADMISSION TO PRE-MAJOR

Many different paths can lead from a single interest, and, as a pre-major, 160 majors outside the College of Engineering are available to explore. At the UW, we look at things differently. We look at what might be, not just what is. That goes for majors, too.

CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS

Consider what attracted you to engineering in the first place. What about it interests you? Where might you find similar interests in another field of study?

At the UW, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your Husky Experience through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, extracurricular opportunities and more, all with support from your academic adviser.

Use the Find Programs tool within MyPlan to start reviewing majors now.

CAN I STILL BE ADMITTED TO ENGINEERING LATER?

It’s possible, but not guaranteed. While you will have the opportunity to apply for admission to the College of Engineering as a UW student, there are a limited number of spaces available in departments and we cannot guarantee placement in an engineering major. Therefore, we strongly encourage all students interested in pursuing engineering degrees who are not directly admitted to be prepared to explore other options outside the College of Engineering.

If you have any questions about next steps, feel free to contact your admission counselor, we’re here to help.