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Welcome Engineering Undeclared students

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If your admission letter or MyUW identifies your major as Engineering Undeclared, you've been admitted directly to the College of Engineering. Congratulations!

If your major is not Engineering Undeclared, learn about applying for admission to an engineering department later.

sample UW admission letter showing Engineering Undeclared status

You're in!

We're excited to welcome you to the engineering community.

As an Engineering Undeclared student, you are guaranteed placement into an engineering major as long as you meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and complete the foundational coursework.

Offered admission to the Engineering Dean’s Scholars program? See detailed program information prior to accepting your offer.

If you have additional questions about what it means to be an Engineering Undeclared student at the UW, see Direct to College Admission FAQs.

What's next?

Visit the New Huskies page to accept your offer, pay the New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee or submit a fee deferral request, and create and manage your UW profile.

At your Advising & Orientation (A&O) session this summer, you’ll learn more about academic planning for an engineering degree, and how AP/IB, A levels, and running start credits may affect your first quarter schedule. You will also register for classes. If you’re a U.S. resident, you may choose to attend your engineering A&O either July 12-13 or August 4-5. If you’re an international student, you will attend your engineering A&O July 21-22.

Complete the chemistry placement exam

If you aren’t bringing in any college credit for chemistry, you will need to take the chemistry placement exam. The exam is free and available online. Make sure to complete it at least a week before your A&O date; your score must be available at A&O in order for you to be eligible to register for a chemistry course.

  • Complete the math Guided Self-Placement

    If you aren’t bringing in college credit for math, you will need to take the Guided Self-Placement (GSP). This online assessment will guide you through required knowledge for each course. The result of the GSP will inform which math class will be appropriate for you to start with in the fall. The GSP is free and available on the UW math department's website. You must complete the GSP prior to attending your Advising & Orientation session.

    If you anticipate having college credit for a calculus course, take a math final exam (see below) for the most advanced course you anticipate having credit for. Time yourself (60 mins) in order to determine if you’re ready to move on or if you’d benefit from taking that course again at the UW to ensure solid understanding. It’s common for students to take a calculus class that they already have credit for to build proficiency at the UW.

  • Have other test scores and transcripts available

    Be sure you have access to all scores and unofficial transcripts for all possible college credit to show during your registration lab. For more information on credits, see IB credit and AP credit. (Note that IB scores and AP scores from this year likely won’t be received and processed in your UW record until early to mid-July, and A-level exam scores won’t be available until October.)

If you are planning to live on campus, we highly encourage you to consider the Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC). Housed in Maple Hall, the Engineering LLC emphasizes community, collaboration and academic exploration for engineering students. Engineering undeclared students receive priority.

How to request Engineering LLC

  1. Read the Housing Application Guide.
  2. Make your housing request during the priority 1 application (May 4-10).
  3. Select the Engineering Community preference on your housing application. You will be placed if space is available.

Why choose Engineering LLC?

  • Living close by to many engineering students, you can easily form study groups. 
  • You'll have access to Area 01's Dabble Lab which features 3-D printers, a laser cutter and art and design tools. 
  • You have the opportunity to get to know other students and gain leadership experience by joining the Maple Hall Council.

Learn more about laptop specifications and other technology recommendations that will ensure you are as well equipped for your time at UW as possible.


Welcome Message

Your Engineering Peer Educators (EPEs) want to say hello and congratulate you on getting admitted directly into the College of Engineering!