Welcome Engineering Undeclared Majors

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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
Your Engineering Peer Educators (EPEs) want to say hello and congratulate you on the huge accomplishment of getting admitted directly into the College of Engineering! The EPEs are a diverse group of upperclassmen engineering students who want you to know they’ve been in your shoes and are so excited to welcome you to the pack. You’ll see in the video that our engineering students are involved in a wide array of student clubs, athletics, and organizations on campus. They’re looking forward to helping you find your place here too! Go Dawgs!

You're in!

As an Engineering Undeclared student at the UW, you’re joining a community of innovators. Your status means that you’re guaranteed placement into an engineering major if you meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and complete the foundational coursework.

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

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?

Accept your offer!

Visit the New Huskies page to accept your offer, pay the New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee, and create and manage your UW profile.

Attend College of Engineering Admitted Student Preview Day
Saturday, April 6, 2019

As an admitted Engineering Undeclared Husky, you and your family are invited to meet engineering faculty, advisers, and students and learn more about what it means to be part of the UW College of Engineering. More about Admitted Student Preview Day »

Sign up for UW Advising & Orientation sessions
2019 dates to be announced

At your Advising & Orientation (A&O) session this summer, you’ll learn more about academic planning, the placement process in an engineering major, and how AP/IB, A levels, and running start credits may affect your schedule. More about A&O »

Your first year experience

In your first year (or two), you will complete foundation coursework in math, science, and UW general education courses. You will also have opportunities to explore the engineering disciplines and clarify which majors best suit your educational and professional goals before you request placement into an engineering major.

Engineering Academic Advising

As an Engineering Undeclared student, you will be paired with an engineering adviser at Advising & Orientation in the summer. You will work with that adviser until you are placed into an engineering major, when you'll transition to a departmental adviser.

Engineering advisers assist students in exploring their interests, creating an intentional academic plan, and connecting to on-campus resources. Learn more about the Engineering Academic Advising team.

UW Engineering Academic Advising team

ENGR 101: First-year Interest Group (FIG)

In autumn quarter, you will take an Engineering FIG that will feature an Engineering 101 course linked to a General Studies 199 course. ENGR 101 introduces Engineering Undeclared students to the range of majors and opportunities available in the College of Engineering. The linked General Studies 199 course is led by an Engineering Peer Educator. Your Engineering Peer Educator is an experienced UW engineering student who will support you in your transition to UW and your exploration of engineering during your first year.

group photo of the 2018-2019 Engineering Peer Educators
The 2018-2019 Engineering Peer Educators are excited to meet you!

Working toward placement in a major

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

  • Once you’ve satisfactorily completed the foundational coursework, you can request placement into any engineering department. You may or may not be placed in your first choice major. Some departments in the College of Engineering receive more placement requests than they can accommodate.
  • You are not required to pursue placement into the major you selected on your freshman UW application.

More opportunities for exploration of engineering:

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