First-year admitted students
Congratulations and welcome, new First-year student!
Congratulations and welcome to the University of Washington Bothell! You are now a member of our Husky family.
Take some time to celebrate your achievement. Being admitted to UW Bothell is a huge accomplishment and another step towards making your dreams a reality.
This webpage details all the steps you need to take to enroll at UW Bothell and prepare to start your college career! For answers to frequently asked questions about your admission, click here.
A warm welcome from Chancellor Kristin Esterberg, PhD
To accept your offer of admission from UW Bothell, you must:
1: Create your UW NetID
Your UW NetID is your key to accessing UW services — from accepting your admission offer to registering for classes. It will also be used to create your UW email address: You’ll just add @uw.edu. Once you set up your NetID, it can’t be changed, so pick something you’ll want to use for all purposes! Refer to your application portal for your system key.
2: Pay a $100 deposit
Now that you have your official UW NetID, you can use it to log in and pay your non-refundable $100 deposit. Once you start taking classes, this $100 will be credited toward your first quarter’s tuition at UW Bothell. If you don’t end up coming to UW Bothell, this deposit cannot be refunded. First-year students must confirm their enrollment by May 1.
Regularly check your UW email
Remember the UW email address you set up in Step 1? Important information from UW Bothell will be sent to your new email address. Please note: the option to activate your UW Exchange Online or UW G-Suite will not be available until after you make an Advising & Orientation reservation.
Register for orientation
As an incoming first-year student, you’re required to complete a series of advising and orientation sessions where you’ll learn more about the UW Bothell campus, meet new friends, and register for your first quarter classes with the help of an Advisor. Your directed self-placement surveys for Composition and Math (see below) must be completed before attending Orientation.
Complete your directed self-placement surveys
The directed self-placement surveys at UW Bothell allows you to choose your own course level to meet the University’s first-year Composition and Math requirements. In each directed self-placement survey, you’ll learn the demands of each course level and reflect on which is the best choice for you to be successful as a student at UW Bothell.
Submit your official final transcripts to UW Bothell
It’s likely that you were admitted to UW Bothell with courses still in progress (i.e. before you finished your final year of high school). Once your in-progress courses have been completed and graded, you must have your counselor or transcript servicer send your Official Final High School Transcripts and/or your Official Final College Transcript(s) to the UW Bothell Office of Admissions.