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Transfer admission

Ready to join our community of innovators in the UW Engineering? The key to a successful transfer application is to plan, complete the required coursework and pay close attention to the deadlines. Use this page to help you prepare.



of WA state community and technical college applicants are admitted to engineering majors

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of all transfer applicants are offered admission into an engineering major


of students seeking a B.A. degree started at the UW as a transfer student


1. Prepare your transfer plan

  • Areas of impact
    Reflect on our engineering areas of impact to help you identify multiple majors that align with your interests.
  • Explore UW Engineering
    Continue your exploration by reading an overview of each department, including information on degrees offered, research and more.
  • Compare required courses by major
    Make sure you are major-ready. Compare application and enrollment requirements for each engineering major.
  • UW equivalency guide
    Find out how courses you have taken at Washington community and technical colleges will transfer to the UW.

Note: While General Chemistry II will sometimes transfer as Chemistry 1XX, students who complete General Chemistry I & II* with accompanying lab at a Washington State Community College will satisfy the admission and graduation requirements for the CEE, ISE, MSE and ME departments.

*Courses such as Chemical Concepts, Introductory Chemistry and Chemistry Prep classes will not satisfy this requirement.

Since some prerequisite courses will only be offered in certain quarters, it is critical to know the timing of the course offerings at your college. Be proactive about taking prerequisite courses to ensure you are ready when it is time to apply.

2. Know your application deadlines

You will need to apply to the UW and to the departments that offer the majors you are interested in pursuing. Engineering departments accept applications and admit students to the majors at different times. Keep these different deadlines in mind as you prepare to apply to both the UW and the majors.

International transfer students are only admitted for autumn quarter unless you are already in the U.S. and meet department admission requirements for bioengineering or chemical engineering, in which case you are welcome to apply for admission in the spring.

Majors admitting during this admissions cycle: Bioengineering, Bioresource Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Nov. 1

UW application opens

Dec. 15

UW deadline

Early Jan.

Engineering application opens

Jan. 15

Engineering deadline
5 P.M. PST


Admissions decisions announced

Majors admitting during this admissions cycle: Aeronautics & Astronautics, Bioresource Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Dec. 15

UW application opens

Feb. 15

UW deadline

March 20

Engineering application opens

April 5

Engineering deadline

Early May

Admission decisions announced

3. Connect with us

If you have a general question about the College and its departments, email us or call (206) 543-1770 to ask a question or set up an appointment. Both in-person and virtual advising options are available.

DepartmentAppointment typesHow to book appointment
Aeronautics & AstronauticsStudents must attend a UW Transfer Thursday information session before requesting an advising appointment.206-616-1115
BioengineeringStudents are encouraged to attend a Transfer Thursday info session. Advising with the BioE adviser is available by appointment.Book appointment
Bioresource Science and EngineeringZoom information session/meeting Thursdays 2:30-4pm (may come in and out at any time during this period). Registration required – see “How to Book Appointment”Sign up to attend on available dates
Chemical EngineeringIn-person, Zoom and phone advising available by appointment.Book in-person appointment
Book Zoom or phone appointment
Civil & Environmental EngineeringEmail to schedule a
Computer Science & EngineeringInformation sessions for transfer students available.Book appointment
Electrical & Computer EngineeringVirtual drop-ins every Thursday 2-4 pm except on the 2nd Thursday of the month when we do a virtual info session 2:30 pm to 3:30
Human Centered Design & EngineeringRemote advising available via appointment (schedule in advance). Information sessions also available.Book a prospective BS student appointment
Industrial & Systems EngineeringAvailable by appointment on Thursdays. Other appointment times also
Materials Science & EngineeringAvailable by appointment on Thursdays. Other appointment times also available.Book appointment
Mechanical EngineeringVirtual sessions available Thursday afternoons at 3:00pm.Book appointment

4. Apply to the UW and majors of interest

Apply to the UW

Prepare to apply to the UW by the application deadline listed for your intended start quarter. You must complete the UW application deadline to be able to apply to an engineering major.

UW application

Apply to engineering majors

You will be applying to engineering majors before you receive an admission decision from UW Admissions.

Major application

Scholarship opportunities

In addition to the UW student scholarships and financial aid, we encourage you to apply for our College scholarships.

Engineering department advisers can provide you with information about scholarship opportunities for specific majors. Scholarship opportunities for transfer students are ]available through the UW and partner organizations.