Admission

Direct to College (DTC) - in process of updating

Direct to College is a new admission process that assures incoming freshman students who are admitted into the College of Engineering that they can pursue an engineering degree at the UW. The changes took effect starting with the 2018 incoming freshman class. For more details, see:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

Admission to the UW Engineering Departments

Department admission information for pre-engineering students

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Admission pathways into engineering departments

Upper division or “regular” admission

Upper division admission, or regular admission, is offered by all engineering departments. You can apply for upper division admission once you have completed the full set of prerequisites for your department(s) of interest. If you are a first-year student, you can apply for upper division admission if you’ve completed all of the necessary coursework via Running Start or AP/IB.

You can apply to multiple majors as long as you have completed all the admission prerequisites for each departments of interest. Some departments offer this admission pathway once a year, some twice a year, see the chart below for more information.

Spring 2018 admission cycle: application opens middle of January and is due February 1

Autumn 2018 admission cycle: application opens middle of June and is due July 1

To create an intentional educational plan that keeps you on track for applying to departments, we strongly encourage you to utilize the educational planning resources.

Department application deadlines

The deadlines below apply to current UW non-engineering students.

Department Autumn admission
Regular app. deadline: April 5
Spring admission
App. deadline: January 15
Aeronautics & Astronautics April 5 no spring admission
Bioengineering

July 1: early admission for students in majors other than "Engineering Undeclared"

January 15
Chemical Engineering no autumn admission January 15
Civil Engineering April 5 no spring admission
Computer Science & Engineering July 1 January 15
Electrical Engineering April 5 no spring admission
Human Centered Design & Engineering April 5 January 15
Industrial & Systems Engineering April 5 no spring admission
Mechanical Engineering April 5 no spring admission
Materials Science & Engineering April 5 no spring admission
Bioresource Science & Engineering April 5 January 15