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Current UW Non-Engineering Students Admission

Some students do not have an interest in engineering when they start at UW, but rather discover their interest later.

While the majority of engineering students at the UW are admitted via the Direct to College pathway as freshmen, there is still an opportunity for UW students who discover an interest in engineering later to apply competitively to departments. Capacity for “interest changers” varies dramatically by major. Students who are interested in applying to engineering majors are encouraged to work closely with their assigned UAA or OMA&D adviser to ensure they have multiple plans/parallel plans for major pathways. Additionally, “interest changers” are encouraged to reach out to advisers in their majors of interest as soon as possible. Use this page to guide your planning.

Topics: Review major options  Admission requirements  Deadlines  Engineering advisers

1. Review engineering and engineering-related major options

Engineering at a Glance »
Department overviews, including degrees offered, and links to department fact sheets and websites.

Engineering-related Majors »
Students often also consider/create a parallel plan for majors listed under the Biological & Environmental Sciences, Computing, Math, or Physical Sciences on this list.

2. Ensure you’re on track to apply

Understand admission requirements

Find information about the application requirements and the additional lower-division coursework, referred to as enrollment requirements, required for the engineering programs you are considering. While the application requirements are your priority courses to take, it is important to ensure you have a plan to complete the enrollment requirements prior to starting in the major.

Compare majors: Required courses by department »
Comparison of the application and enrollment requirements for the different engineering majors.

Know when to apply

Having researched majors and their associated application and enrollment requirements, you’re prepared to apply to one or more engineering majors. Engineering departments accept applications and admit students to the majors at different times. Find the quarters when the majors you are interested in are accepting applications in the table below.

Engineering major application deadlines

Start quarter Application deadlines Majors admitting during the quarter
Autumn Apply to department by April 5 Aeronautics & Astronautics
Bioresource Science & Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Human Centered Design & Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Spring Apply to department by January 15 Bioengineering
Bioresource Science & Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Connect with an adviser in your engineering major(s) of interest

When mailing information to the individuals listed below, for all departments, the rest of the mailing address is: University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-_ _ _ _ (use last four digits of campus box number)

Undergraduate

Stanley Choi,
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
211B Guggenheim Hall, Box 352400
(206) 616-1115
stanchoi@aa.washington.edu

Graduate

Graduate programs general help,
206-685-7250
gradadvising@aa.washington.edu

Advising staff

Chetana Acharya,
Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Programs
cacharya@uw.edu

Kalei Combs,
Academic Counselor, Graduate Programs
kaleic@uw.edu

Danafe Matusalem,
Academic Services Specialist
danafem6@uw.edu

General Inquiries

bioeng@uw.edu
3720 15th Ave. NE
Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061
(206) 685-2000

Undergraduate

Lisa Nordlund,
Undergraduate Counseling Services Coordinator
116 Anderson Hall, Box 352100
(206) 543-3077
nord@uw.edu

Graduate

David Campbell,
Graduate Counseling Services Coordinator
116 Anderson Hall, Box 352100
(206) 543-7081
davidc23@uw.edu

Undergraduate

Dave Drischell,
Academic Services Director
137C Benson Hall, Box 351750
(206) 543-2252
rdd@uw.edu

Nicole Minkoff,
Undergraduate Adviser
137A Benson Hall, Box 351750
(206) 685-1634
nminkoff@uw.edu

Graduate

Allison Sherrill,
Graduate Student Advisor
137B Benson, Box 351750
(206) 685-9785
sherra@uw.edu

Undergraduate

Lauren Cushner,
Program Coordinator
More Hall 201
(206) 221-9165
laurcush@uw.edu

Charlotte Emigh,
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
201 More Hall 
(206) 543-5092
cemigh@uw.edu

Brian Kinnear,
Undergraduate Adviser
201K More Hall
(206) 221-2181
kinnear@uw.edu

Graduate

Bryan Crockett,
Director of Academic Services
201F More Hall
(206) 616-1891
bryantc@uw.edu

Eric Huberty,
Graduate Program Adviser
201J More Hall
(206) 616-3853
ehuberty@uw.edu

Online Graduate programs

Jennifer Ross,
Online Graduate Program Adviser,
109 Wilson Ceramics Lab
(206) 685-2227
jenross1@uw.edu

Undergraduate

Crystal Eney, Director of Student Services
Jenifer Pesicka Hiigli, Academic Adviser - Lead
Chloe Dolese Mandeville, Program Manager for Diversity and Outreach
Maggie Morris, Academic Adviser - Senior
Leslie Ikeda, Academic Adviser
Chelsea Navarro, Academic Adviser
Camilo Fonseca, Academic Adviser
Pim Lustig, Course Coordinator
Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Room CSE 101. Check in at the front desk for all appointments.
206-543-1695
ugrad-advisor@cs.washington.edu

Graduate

Elise DeGoede Dorough,
Director of Graduate Student Services
CSE2 162
206-685-1369
elised@cs.washington.edu

Les Sessoms,
Recruitment & Retention Specialist
CSE2 163
206-221-2784  
lsessoms@cs.washington.edu

Elle Brown,
Advising Program Coordinator
CSE2 161
206-543-2656  
ellean@cs.washington.edu

Anna Karlin,
Associate Director for Graduate Studies & Graduate Program Coordinator
Allen Center CSE 594
206-543-9344
karlin@cs.washington.edu

Professional Master's

Kate Gayle,
Professional Master's Program Adviser
206-543-5848
kjgayle@cs.washington.edu

Stephanie Swanson,
Director of Academic Services
(206) 221-5782
stepswan@uw.edu

Undergraduate general inquiries

undergrad@ece.uw.edu
Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center – Room AE100R
Seattle, WA 98195-2500
206-221-5270

Undergraduate advisers

Chris Overly,
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
206-221-6945
cqoverly@uw.edu

Katherine Sykes,
Lead Academic Counselor
206-543-4924
klsykes@uw.edu

Whitney Thomas,
Academic Counselor
206-221-7913
wthomas1@uw.edu

Graduate general inquiries

Mack Carter,
Graduate Program Coordinator
MSEE and PhD programs
AE142 Allen Center, Box 352500
206-616-1351
grad@ece.uw.edu

Graduate advisers

Jennifer Huberman,
Lead Academic Counselor
Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center – Room AE100R
Seattle, WA 98195-2500
206-221-5270
jenh05@uw.edu

May Lim,
Professional Programs Manager
Professional Master's Program
AE144 Allen Center, Box 352500
206-543-9667
smlim@uw.edu

Undergraduate

Alex Llapitan
Academic Counselor - Senior
428B Sieg Hall, Box 352315
(206) 221-6230
alex310@uw.edu

Graduate & Certificate

Kathleen Rascon
Academic Services Director
Professional Master’s and Certificate Programs
428 Sieg Hall, Box 352315
(206) 543-4257
khorenst@uw.edu

Undergraduate and Graduate

Jennifer Tsai
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate and Ph.D.
G7 ME Building, Box 352650
(206) 543-5041
ieadvise@uw.edu

Sheila Prusa
Academic Adviser, Master's Degrees and Certificate Programs
G15 ME Building, Box 352650
(206) 616-6719
isemengr@uw.edu

Undergraduate

Sandra Maddox
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
302A Roberts Hall, Box 352120
(206) 616-6581
sbmaddox@uw.edu

Graduate

Karen Wetterhahn
Academic Adviser, Graduate Programs
302B Roberts Hall, Box 352120
(206) 543-2740
karenlw@uw.edu

Undergraduate

ME undergraduate advising email: meadvise@uw.edu

Kendra Burdett
Academic Counselor
148 ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 616-5844

Tasha Jugas
Academic Counselor
143B ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 685-0908

Graduate

ME graduate advising email: megrad@uw.edu

Wanwisa Kisalang
Graduate Academic Counselor-Lead, Ph.D. program
143C ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 543-7963

Sara Berk,
Academic Counselor, Master's Programs
145 ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 616-0981