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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)


Stanley Choi,
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
211B Guggenheim Hall, Box 352400
(206) 616-1115


Graduate programs general help,

Advising staff

Chetana Acharya,
Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Programs

Kalei Combs,
Academic Counselor, Graduate Programs

Danafe Matusalem,
Academic Services Specialist

General Inquiries
3720 15th Ave. NE
Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061
(206) 685-2000


Lisa Nordlund,
Undergraduate Counseling Services Coordinator
116 Anderson Hall, Box 352100
(206) 543-3077


David Campbell,
Graduate Counseling Services Coordinator
116 Anderson Hall, Box 352100
(206) 543-7081


Dave Drischell,
Academic Services Director
137C Benson Hall, Box 351750
(206) 543-2252

Nicole Minkoff,
Undergraduate Adviser
137A Benson Hall, Box 351750
(206) 685-1634


Allison Sherrill,
Graduate Student Advisor
137B Benson, Box 351750
(206) 685-9785


Lauren Cushner,
Program Coordinator
More Hall 201
(206) 221-9165

Charlotte Emigh,
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
201 More Hall 
(206) 543-5092

Brian Kinnear,
Undergraduate Adviser
201K More Hall
(206) 221-2181


Bryan Crockett,
Director of Academic Services
201F More Hall
(206) 616-1891

Eric Huberty,
Graduate Program Adviser
201J More Hall
(206) 616-3853

Online Graduate programs

Jennifer Ross,
Online Graduate Program Adviser,
109 Wilson Ceramics Lab
(206) 685-2227


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.


Elise DeGoede Dorough,
Director of Graduate Student Services
CSE2 162

Les Sessoms,
Recruitment & Retention Specialist
CSE2 163

Elle Brown,
Advising Program Coordinator
CSE2 161

Anna Karlin,
Associate Director for Graduate Studies & Graduate Program Coordinator
Allen Center CSE 594

Professional Master's

Kate Gayle,
Professional Master's Program Adviser

Stephanie Swanson,
Director of Academic Services
(206) 221-5782

Undergraduate general inquiries
Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center – Room AE100R
Seattle, WA 98195-2500

Undergraduate advisers

Chris Overly,
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Katherine Sykes,
Lead Academic Counselor

Whitney Thomas,
Academic Counselor

Graduate general inquiries

Mack Carter,
Graduate Program Coordinator
MSEE and PhD programs
AE142 Allen Center, Box 352500

Graduate advisers

Jennifer Huberman,
Lead Academic Counselor
Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center – Room AE100R
Seattle, WA 98195-2500

May Lim,
Professional Programs Manager
Professional Master's Program
AE144 Allen Center, Box 352500


Alex Llapitan
Academic Counselor - Senior
428B Sieg Hall, Box 352315
(206) 221-6230

Graduate & Certificate

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

Undergraduate and Graduate

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

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


Sandra Maddox
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
302A Roberts Hall, Box 352120
(206) 616-6581


Karen Wetterhahn
Academic Adviser, Graduate Programs
302B Roberts Hall, Box 352120
(206) 543-2740


ME undergraduate advising email:

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

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


ME graduate advising email:

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