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Welcome to UW Engineering!

Congratulations, you're in!

The College of Engineering is preparing future engineers who will solve some of the world's most complex challenges. From addressing the climate crisis to lowering the cost of healthcare, we are creating solutions to improve the quality of life for all. We are committed to engineering excellence for the public good.

Are you ready to join us?

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

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.

If you are still undecided, we invite you to join us on April 20 for Admitted Student Day. Learn more about your academic interests and get a sneak peek of campus life — from residence halls to dining to extracurricular activities — so you can feel confident about the UW being right for you. You can register for this event online in mid-late March.

Your Advising and Orientation (A&O) will be this summer! You can choose between two session dates: July 10-11 or August 7-8 via live Zoom sessions.

At A&O you will:

  • Learn about academic planning for your engineering degree
  • Identify how any AP, IB, A levels and running start credits apply to your degree
  • Register for your autumn quarter classes

Note: You must attend one of these sessions to access the broadest available course options. If you can’t attend either session, there will be a makeup session in September. However, we anticipate course availability in math and science courses to be extremely limited at that time.

Complete the chemistry placement exam

The first quarter of general chemistry (CHEM 142) is required for all engineering majors. If you aren’t bringing in any college credit for chemistry, you are required to take the chemistry placement exam to be able to register for a chemistry class for autumn.

The placement exam is free and available online. Make sure to complete it at least a week before your A&O date so that your score is added to your record before registration.

Complete the math guided self-placement

If you aren’t bringing in college credit for math, you are strongly encouraged to complete the guided self-placement to determine which math class you’re best prepared for. This online assessment will test your understanding of precalculus and calculus. The placement test result will determine if you should register for Math 120 (Precalculus) or 124 (Calculus I) for autumn.

The placement test  is free and available online. Make sure to complete it at least a week before your A&O date to be prepared to register.

If you anticipate having college credit for one or more calculus courses, take a UW math final exam (see below) for the most advanced course you anticipate having credit for. Time yourself (60 mins) and then compare your answers to the linked answer key. This information will help you 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 very common for students to take a calculus class that they already have credit for to build proficiency at the UW.

Calculus final exam archives:


Have other test scores and transcripts available

Be sure you have access to all scores and unofficial transcripts for all possible college credits to show when you register for classes at A&O.

Learn more about how credits are accepted at the UW:

Note: IB scores and AP scores from this year likely won’t be received and processed in your UW record until early to mid-July. A-level exam scores generally won’t be received and processed until October.

If you are planning to live on campus, we highly encourage you to consider the Engineering Living Learning Community in Maple Hall. It emphasizes community, collaboration and academic exploration for engineering students. Incoming first-year engineering students have priority access for this housing option.

How to request housing in the Engineering Living Learning Community

  • Make your housing request during the priority 1 application (May 6-June 15).
  • Select the Engineering Community preference on your housing application. You will be placed if space is available.

Why live in an Engineering Community?

  • Easily form study groups with students in similar classes.
  • Access the Dabble Lab makerspace in Maple Hall’s Area 01 Community Center which features 3-D printers, a laser cutter and design tools.
  • Build friendships with others who share common interests and goals.

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

Have additional questions?

Learn more about what it means to be an Engineering Undeclared student at the UW.  Explore the Direct to College admission Frequently Asked Questions.

Left: Students in Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim's Lab working on Multiscale Biofabrication & Tissue Engineering. Top right: Engineering students work in class on campus Bottom right: UW student performs Materials Science and Engineering experiments in the MSE labs.

Explore UW Engineering

As a UW Engineering student, you are part of a supportive and innovative learning community that expands beyond the classroom. Enrich your experience by joining a student group, or becoming a mentor to your peers through one of our leadership programs. Get involved in research that changes the world or work directly with top industry partners through our industry capstone program. Explore the many available resources and opportunities as you chart your course.

Areas of impact

Our innovative admissions model empowers first-year students to explore engineering through the lens of the societal impact they want to have.

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Student support resources

We are committed to your success inside and outside the classroom. Students are empowered with resources that cover academic, emotional and social support.

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Visit us

Visit our beautiful campus and explore our facilities. Be advised that academic advisers are not able to meet with prospective students individually.

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Accept your offer by June 1

Accept your offer, pay the New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee or submit a fee deferral request through the New Huskies page.

Make it official